Song of Drums and Shakos – First Runthrough
Posted On April 23, 2021
I was afraid it wouldn’t. My experiments with Flying Lead weren’t a lot of fun. They power of modern weapons meant that the games bogged down into two static lines blazing away at each other with little motion or forward progress.
|Needs more flags
Fortunately, the Napoleonics version of the game requires two full actions – on the same turn! – to reload a firearm. That means that my first game included a lot more maneuver and a lot more charging into the bayonets of the enemy than my abortive attempts at modern wargaming.
Note also, this is my first foray into proper Napoleonics. Though I have dabbled with the French Counter-Revolution to get my feet wet, this remains my first real game of proper Napoleonics with Brits versus French on the road from Tres Verdes. It was a grand adventure that really came down to the last turn, and I’m looking forward to re-fighting the scenario with a few tweaks to make it even more interesting.