In late 2008, in an effort to get myself playing more games, I decided to play all 52 scenarios from Scenarios For All Ages by
Charles S Grant and Stuart Asquith. More than that, I decided to play them in order, 1 a week, starting on Nov 5. I knew I wouldn't
manage to play every week so I set a deadline of Dec 31st 2009. With a little help from my friends, I made it with a day to spare.

In the end, I played 52 games in 60 weeks. 34 solo games, 15 face to face games, 3 Play-by-Email mini-campaigns
17 other gamers from 4 countries participated, (Canada 11, US 4, Ireland 1, Argentina 1)

11 'periods' were played - 20/25mm Ancients (3), Prince Valiant 40mm skirmish (9), 40mm 16thC (10),
40mm semi-flat War of Polish Sucession (1), 40mm AWI (2), 40mm Pirate
Skirmish (5), 40mm early 19thC fictional (17), 15mm ACW (1), 25mm Zulu War (1),
20mm WWII (1), 20mm 1960's fictional (2)

I posted a brief report on each game on my webpage. I am shutting down my website so I am re-posting
the reports here, starting at Game #52 so that they will eventually appear in order. The reports were written in a variety of voices and tenses (sometimes all mixed together!) and it was tempting to rewrite them but I have left them as they were originally written with only very minor corrections, particularly to things like links.

To avoid copyright issues and save myself work, I have not given the details of the scenarios. Having a copy of the book will help make sense of the reports. The book may currently be purchased from John Curry at http://www.wargaming.co/ as well as from booksellers like On Military Matters and Caliver.



Monday, October 17, 2011

18 Apr 2009 Scenario 18: None Shall Pass

This game was played solo using  40mm Elastolin Prince Valiant figures and Medieval Mayhem.

This was pretty straight forward with the mysterious Yellow Knight and his companion holding the pass. I figured that it didn't matter what made the other side of the defile so I used the shore of a deep loch (made for much easier access to the table!)

One by one the Yellow Knight laid low the Saxon chieftain, his standard bearer and 5 other Saxons! At last the Saxons had to fall back and ply their bows. Exhausted by an hour of hand to hand combat in heavy armour, the Yellow Knight fell back as the King's men came rushing to the rescue. After a brief exchange of arrows, the last of the Saxons were driven off.

As it turns out, the mysterious Yellow Knight was the young Prince Michael himself in disguise, engaging in battle for the 1st time and earning his spurs.

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