Last Thursday as usual was Gaming night,and I wrote a scenario for Kevin (British) and Karl (French) to play whilst I became the umpire to ensure all the special rules and fine details ticked along smoothly. The scenario was a fictitious peninsular engagement between the British and French somewhere along the Portuguese border. This is one tough battle for the British to win.
The layout was a a 6ft x 5ft table covered in many hills, a tree lined road marked the French entry points and all the ground was deemed rough going so 1/2 movement for all troops. The two large hills in the centre of the table gave a +1 cover bonus as they represented natural defences. The objective was a simple one and the French simply had to take the road that passed through the foothills.
The forces for this can be downloaded from my Google Drive HERE you need the PDF's called Oer the hills.
The French player starts with one brigade on the table deployed in open order ready to advance through the woodland.
Overall the game played well and the Black powder mechanics are good but when a player fails to try there is nothing you can do as an umpire to stop that, and it did sour the game a touch.