Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Song of Drums and Shakos Game
The game this evening involved a small skirmish between British and French patrols somewhere in Portugal, using the Song of Drums and Shakos rules by Ganesha Games. The objective for the French was to capture a barn full of essential provisions, whilst the British had to stop the French from achieving their desperate foraging mission.
In the end, the French were soundly thrashed, with my half of the patrol pinned down for most of the game after losing their officer to a sharpshooter. Although it was a 'catastrophe' for the Frogs, the game was good fun and I was impressed by the simple mechanics of the system, which are based on the outcome of one, two or three D6.
I also discovered that Ganesha Games have a set of pirate rules based on the same system, so I'll definately be investigating them as an viable alternative to Legends of the High Seas. If they are anything like the Song of Drums and Shakos Napoleonic version, they'll be well worth the minimal outlay involved. I'm also looking forward to the opportunity of thrashing Perfidious Albion in a re-match!