Gavilan – A Liberators HOTT Battle Report

Back in December 2012 I played the Gavilan scenario for Liberators HOTT. I didn’t write up the battle because I was in the midst of converting this site to WordPress. But I recently rediscovered the photos and thought I’d share a few.

The sad thing is I can’t remember who I played, although it would have been either Chris Harrod or Andrew Coleby. I can’t even remember which side I played.

Really the reason for posting about that battle was:

  • we fought on a 3’x 2′ table with small HOTT style armies. I custom made the various terrain features to fit that size of table. A tiny little model of Gavilan Hill. Three lakes. The river. and the steep hill in the corner. All lovingly crafted by yours truly.
  • the armies were small – it is a variant of HOTT after all. So the Patriots started with 13 stands on table. That is a very affordable proposition.
  • Despite the fact my bases were 30mm wide we ignored that for the purposes of HOTT and treated them as 40mm wide.
  • The table is one of my experiments. A painted piece of hardboard.

I do recall the game was quite gripping. And that I played badly. Which might hint that I was the Royalists – they lost.

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The action was decided when the Patriots faced up to Morgados’s cavalry. And beat them.

Patrots attack Morgados cavalry

Patrots attack Morgados cavalry

Patriots defeat Morgados cavalry

Patriots defeat Morgados cavalry

(Sorry about the poor quality photos. Shaky hands and poor lighting. Bane of my wargaming life.)

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