The King's Shillings
The tumble down inn.
This game was played on
Matt's 4" square board. (Nice isn't it?)
Images from the game.
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below to find out how this scenario played out.
It is the Spring
of 1812 and the British troops have not been paid for five weeks.
Wellington knows that unpaid men are only a rabble-rouser's shout away
from anarchy. The Spanish Guerrillas have been delivering money to the
British Divisions, supplied by international bankers. The guerrillas
carrying the pay to the South Essex regiment are unable to get through
French lines, so they hide the gold in an ruined roadside inn. They then
continue on to the British and are able to report the gold's location to
Major Hogan of Wellington's staff.
Hogan is able to have a
patrol from the South Essex' Light Company sent to retrieve the gold.
the patrol is led by Lieutenant Denbeigh. he is the only member of the
patrol to know what the mission is.
the British one of the guerrillas has been captured by the French and
has been expertly tortured by Major Ducos and has revelled the location
of the gold. Docos has despatched a patrol under Lieutenant Chirac to
get to the gold first.
British: Lt Denbeigh,
Sergeant Hawkins, 8 troops of the South Essex Light Company, 2 Spanish
French: Lt Chirac, 5
troops of the 14eme Regiment de Ligne, Sergeant Raffarim, 7 Voltigeurs
The British must
retrieve the gold from the inn and move off the table edge from where
they entered carrying it.
The French must prevent
the British from retrieving the gold by carrying off the table edge they
Carrying the gold
The gold is in saddle
bags, which can be carried by one man. To pick up the gold a figure must
relinquish half his move. Whilst carrying the gold a soldier can only
move at 5" a turn and fights at -1 to hit due to the encumbrance. In
subsequent rounds of combat the gold is dropped and the soldiers fight
as normal. the victor can then take the gold.
The Butcher's Bill
British: Dead or Missing;
Lt Denbeigh, Sergeant
Hawkins, Corporal Larkins, Privates Jenkins, Perkins, Hopkins, Watkins &
Siimpkins, two Spanish Guerrillas Pedro and Guido
Privates Wilkins and
Tomkins surrendered to the enemy.
French: Dead or Missing
Raffarim, Voltigeur Privates Chapeaux, Gateaux, Chateaux, Line Infantry
Privates Tableaux and Plateaux