Tangiers Prisoner rescue

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Tangiers Prisoner rescue

Post by Joe Legan » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:10 pm

Played a scenario loosely based on Mr O Brien's. First time muskets were not overpowering. :) Unfortunately this put Lt Prescot in a pickle.
Found here: http://Platoonforward.blogspot.com

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Re: Tangiers Prisoner rescue

Post by obriendavid » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:34 am

Good looking game Joe, your prisoners are certainly better clothed than mine. :D Still no misfires on your shooting? You need to get Gerry to come along and show you how it's done :lol:
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Re: Tangiers Prisoner rescue

Post by Gerryjd » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:36 pm

I can cheerfully say that I've kept my end up with losing 8 men this morning to misfires, with 3 out of 4 men in one firing round!! Go figure!!!! :shock:

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Re: Tangiers Prisoner rescue

Post by obriendavid » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:24 pm

Gerryjd wrote:I can cheerfully say that I've kept my end up with losing 8 men this morning to misfires, with 3 out of 4 men in one firing round!! Go figure!!!! :shock: Gerry
Either your troops need more training or you need new dice, are you sure they only have one 1 printed on them? :lol:
You must dread everytime the reload card come up :wink:
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Post by Joe Legan » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:44 pm

Wow that is some bad luck! :roll: I have had some misfires and I think it does add "color" that will be missing from later years. My question is how unreliable were the muskets? Could you really lose 3-4 men in one go? ( It does make for some great gaming stories!)
Not being an expert by any means that still seems high. As you can guess I have modified this rule as well. When I roll all my To Hit dice I also roll a single D6. If that D6 comes up a "1" then ONE of the To Hit "ones" will be live and counted. Thus there is still the same chance of a catastrophic misfire occurring but it can only occur to one person per unit per turn.
In my limited reading I have not read where units were decimated by their own muskets. You gentlemen clearly know the period better than I; am I missing something?

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Re: Tangiers Prisoner rescue

Post by Gerryjd » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:55 pm

Joe,
......Dave knows me and when my dice rolling is rubbish it certainly is VERY rubbish. My town watch unit of 4 men rolled their 4xd6 and I rolled 1,1,1, and a 2....... And then rolled 1,1,1! :shock: the remaining town watch chappie very sensibly decided not to fire his musket again the remainder of the game!!!!! :lol: :lol:

Oh, and don't mention grenades to Toggy.....he had a nightmare today with them!!!!! :lol: :shock: :lol:

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Re: Tangiers Prisoner rescue

Post by Joe Legan » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:14 pm

Gerry,

That is a truely amazing run a dice rolling. :oops: Remind me to never take you to Vegas. I guess I just don't want the dice to affect the outcomes of my games THAT much.

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