Posts by Author: Ed Sansing

April 16, 2022 Game

Location: Alex Kirk's house in Forest.  Address is 211 Greenview Drive.

Jackson metro attendees normally rendezvous at Jay's house by 9:30 to carpool/convoy to Alex's.  Contact Jay if you plan on doing that. 

Scale:  1:285/6mm 

Title:  Hedgerow Hell! 

Setting:  The Americans continue their slog through the Normandy hedgerows to capture St. Lo.  Elite German fallschirmjäger units bolster the German defenses.  

Rules:  Memoir '44 played using 1:285 microarmor and infantry. 

Gamemaster:  Alex Kirk 

Notes:  Alex will provide sandwiches and light snacks to refuel the combatants. This information provided by Jim Pitts. Gaming schedule maintained by Jim Pitts and Jay Stribling. If you are interested in running and/or hosting a game contact one of them.

April 2nd Game

SATURDAY April 2, 2022

Location:   Jay Stribling's house 

Scale:  15mm 

Title:  Battle of Lessie's Moor, 24 June 1643 

Setting:  After muttering over ale pots all winter, the supporters of the rightful King and the supporters of the Parliament have decided to punish their foes in Borsetshire.  The forces have gathered, many toasts have been drunk, and the matches are lit. 

Rules:  "For King and Parliament" 

Notes:  This is a fictitious scenario developed by the creators of the rule set.  The players generalship will be tested by the relative scarcity of general officers, divided commands, and close terrain.  We'll see several different types of foot and horse as well as some artillery for this second game using FKaP. 

Gamemaster:  Jim Pitts 

2nd Quarter Game Schedule

This is our current list of scheduled games and open game days for April, May and June.

April 2 -- English Civil War by Jim Pitts at Jay's house 

April 16 -- Memoir 44 (WW2) by Alex Kirk at his house in Forest 

April 30 -- nothing scheduled yet 

May 7 -- either American Revolution or Russo-Japanese War by Steve Haller in Madison 

May 21 -- nothing scheduled yet 

June 4 -- nothing scheduled yet 

Jun 10-12 -- Bayou Wars convention (30th Anniversary!) in D'Iberville 

Jun 18 -- nothing scheduled yet 

If you want to run a game on any of the open dates, please contact Jay Stribling or Jim Pitts so we can get you on the schedule. 

See you at a game soon!

1st Quarter 2022

Just a quick recap of games played during the 1st Quarter of this year and to get used to posting in the new website format. Stay tuned for the 2nd quarter.

March 19Location - VFW Post at 1918 Washington St., Vicksburg 

Scale: 1/600

Title: Dawn of Iron – Yazoo Devil and the Devils Charge (4 players) and Plum Point Bend and Memphis (6+ players)

Setting: Ironclad actions along the Mississippi River in 1862

Rules: Dawn of Iron - ACW at Sea

March 5 - Location - Alex's house in Forest, MS

Scale: 1/285 - 6mm

Title: Sword of Stalingrad

Setting: Russians versus Germans in the ruins of Stalingrad, featuring NKVD armored train #73.

Rules: Memoir '44 - Overlord Expansion

Feb 19 - Location: Fondren Presbyterian Church; Old Canton Road, Jackson

Scale: 15mm 

Title: Battle of Montgomery, 17 Sep., 1644

Setting: Following the defeat of Prince Rupert at Marston Moor (2 July 1644), the Parliamentarians spent much of the summer clearing the Royalists out of mid-Wales.  In early September, they captured a Royalist ammunition convoy and placed it for safety in Montgomery Castle.  Royalists gathered forces from Cheshire, Lancashire, and Shrewsbury as well as regiments returning from Ireland and laid siege to the castle.  The Parliamentary forces were gathered from Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, and Yorkshire to raise the siege.

Rules: "For King and Parliament" -- a square-gridded, card driven rule set.  Instruction and play sheets will be provided.

Feb 5Location: Jay's house - Brandon

Scale: 15mm 

Title: Battle of Falkirk Muir, Jan. 17, 1746 (the first day

Setting: This battle was fought on January 17 & 18, 1746, between the Jacobite army under Lord George Murray, and the Government army under General Henry Hawley.  A two day affair, the Highlanders did very well on the first day.  But the second day's battle saw both sides worn out; they both claimed victory and "went home". 

Rules: Jacobite Rising - A Commands and Colors variant

Jan 29Location: Jay's house - Brandon

Scale: 15mm 

Title: Seelowe Heights, 18-19 April 1945

Setting: Part of the opening of the Russian offensive to take Berlin.  After fierce fighting with high casualties on both sides, Russian Marshal Zuikov's 1st Belorussian Front triumphed over German General Busse's 9th Army. 

Rules: Memoir '44

Jan 17 - In years past a Jackson Gamer who now lives in North Carolina would visit and gamemaster a game on the MLK holiday using the Carnage and Glory game system. This year, due to the uncertainties brought on by the OMICRON variant of COVID, we had to cancel that game.

Jan 15Location: Strawberry Patch small meeting building (“Little Strawberry House”), Madison

Scale: 25mm 

Title: Battle of Cowpens (17 Jan 1781)

Setting: Dan Morgan and his 1,400+ Continentals and militia against “Bloody Ban” Tarleton and his 1,000 British regulars and Tories on the almost 241st anniversary of the battle.

Rules: “Whites of Their Eyes” by Steve Haller 

Jan 1 - No Game