Saturday, 18 November 2017

Lock 'n Load Starter Set

Getting into Lock ‘n Load Tactical

Lock ‘n Load Tactical is a popular boardgame system that has individual vehicles and squads fighting over a hexed mapboard.

This tactical series is mature both in terms of product range and the life of the system. Most of the game modules have been out of print for a few months, but recently a large scale re-printing effort made everything, plus some new stuff, fully available again.

The company (also and somewhat confusingly called Lock ‘n Load) have recently released a low cost starter kit, so that anyone sitting on the fence can dip their toe into this well presented tactical world and see if it is for them.

This post will be looking at that starter kit in a bit of detail, so if you are looking for a system to scratch the tactical itch, then use the ‘read more’ tab for the rest of this post.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Battle for Fox's Gap 1862

Morning Action at FoxGap.

A scenario written by Jonathan Freitag to use with the Two Flags - One Nation hex based ACW rules.

The following post covers a replay of this interesting scenario that has roughly a brigade per side. Please press the 'read more' tab to continue.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Fake news from Fox's Gap

An unreliable source, possibly fake, has reported hearing shots and the roar of guns coming from the direction of Fox's Gap. The sister of the same ne'er-do-well, Dolly Daydream, claims to have seen horse teams and soldiers at the gallop on the Old Sharpsburg Road.

As it happens, our correspondent, Mr. Freitag was there only last week, talking to local residents about their concerns as to the proximity of Union and Confederate armies, but all was quiet at that time, other than a couple of map makers looking at potential defensive positions.

Jethro Fox, local farm-hand and a handy lad in a bar fight, said that he had brothers serving in both armies and that while he would love a visit from them, he didn't want to see them on the same day, not if they were on duty anyway.

Our artists impression of Fox's Gap
With other fake reports coming in from Crompton's Gap and Turner's Gap, there may be more to this fakery than meets the eye. Using state of the art technology, we have our man, the intrepid Monty Bartholomew Slackjaw Smythe up in one of those new-fangled observation balloon things over Fox's Gap and we hope to bring you his report soon.

Link to Jonathan's interesting outline to his Fox's Gap scenario. Please watch out for an early AAR.

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