Everything was all laid out yesterday by midday for a small raid scenario, but fate intervened. The Young Master, as 11-year old boys are wont to do, made some very questionable choices elsewhere here in The Grand Duchy, which forced the planned game to be postponed while the three of us sorted through things, discussing choices, expected behavior, and who can change his behavior in the process. Sigh.
As you can see, everything was ready to go, including two small raiding parties made up of various light troops, a small unassuming village, and even some of my supply wagons painted back in 2013, plus the ol' balsa windmill, now affixed to an irregularly shaped 3mm ply Litko base that badly needs some landscaping.
In addition, I managed finally to whittle my rules down to one side of a single reference sheet (reduced from five pages), with room for a couple of Adolf Menzel period specific line drawings of battle scenes AND finally came up with a neat title for said rules. 'A Tangled Mass.' Did you see what I did there? Sadly, all to no avail. I was looking very forward to trying these out.
Later, once things had calmed down, and the family had moved on, I put the figures back into their large plastic tubs for safe keeping and cleared away the scenery. Elsewhere in domestic life, I hope The Young Master makes better choices this week and eventually returns the purloined items, which are not toy soldier related.
As for our planned game? Maybe next weekend.