A Little Imagination
After a brief respite, and a clearing of the table, AJ and I setup a game of 18th century Imaginations. For those unfamiliar with the concept, an Imaginations game entails playing with fictional forces in an historical period, in this case the 18th century. Having got out of our system the need to play something truly fantastical earlier in the day with some Star Wars starships, this game provided for the need to play something more traditional. Accompanying the game would be fine wine, Bach, and cigars for the debrief. As I am still completing my forces for the fictional nation of Nordstrum, we would be using my Father's collection. He has this convenient habit of leaving his figures in my gaming bunker. His excellent blog can be seen here: http://spqrdave.blogspot.ca/
The game complete, AJ and I braved the Canadian January temperatures with our wine and enjoyed cigars during the debrief. An imaginations game is always a pleasant experience and I happily play whenever I can. AJ and I both noted that their is something quite viscerally appealing about gaming in the 18th century. We both enjoy games ranging from WWII tank fights to starships battling amidst the stars, but pushing colorfully painted infantry battalions and cavalry regiments about the field with the roar of cannons ringing in our imaginations seems both dignified and "right". Thank you to AJ for a wonderful day of gaming and I look forward to more imaginations gaming next weekend when my father arrives.
The rules we used were Black Powder from Warlord Games.