Saturday, June 28, 2014

1754 Coming to a Close

The 1754 Campaigning season is rapidely coming to a close.  There are only a few more days left before I close out the first part of the worldwide Muskets and Tomahawks Campaign on 30 June.  

Ive updated the results as of 27 June below.  With 23 players submitting results so far things have heated up here at the end.  All input has followed the 1754 rules I published in March for the Cold Wars Tournament.   Here is the breakdown of the players, their force alignment and final scores.  A max of 6 points was available for each of the three rounds.  3 points for accomplishing the round's objective, 2 points for accomplishing your subplot and 1 point if you prevent your opponent from accomplishing his objective.  Tie breaker for individual tournament champion determined by kills during all three rounds.

French Players
Player                       Character's Name          Total Points     Character's Promotion Points
Nick G                      Squinting Dog                      10                             Natural Talent
Croft                          Lieut. Fontainbleu                 2                             1 + Natural Talent
Tim H.                       Lieut. Temps                         9                              1 + Natural Talent
Kevin S.                     Lieut Chiroc                          9                             1 + Natural Talent
Tristan                       Egushwa                               12                             1+Natural Talent
Matt S.                      Lieut Pierre Eux                     5                              0  Died in Battle
Gary C.                      Monge Tu                              0                              0 -Died in Battle
Tom K.                     Lieut. LeBouty                      16                             1+Natural Talent
J Gandy                    LT DeGande'                        14                            1+Natural Talent
J. Mumford              Niz Alemos                            18                            1+Natural Talent
L. Watson                LT Templare                         14                             1+Natural Talent     

British Players
Tom M.                     Lieut. Weatherby                   9                                    0
Jeff C.                       Stalking Elk                          10                             1 + Natural Trait
Matt D.                     Lieut. Dalton                           8                             Natural Trait
Jeff W.                     Lieut Wiltrout                          8                              0 - Died in Battle
Oskar/Maanus          Lieut Goldsberry                     8                             Natural Trait
Ralph P.                   Lieut Burns                            12                             0 - Died in Battle
Bob C.                      Lieut Jenner                          16                             1 + Natural Talent
John K.                    Lieut McBean                         4                              1 + Natural Talent
M. Oakford               Lt Dover                                 2                             0 - Died in Battle
R. Maltham              Lt Bawls                                   0                             Natural Talent
R. Taylor                 Lt Frederickson                       0                             0-Died in Battle
B. McDonald            Lt. Lee-Jackson III                  0                             0-Died in Battle  

Campaign Results.  For those that may not be familiar with the Campaign format of these games please take a look at this Campaign format discussion  French & Indian War Campaign Game Format
Each battle of the year's scenario has an impact on the following round and on the overall Campaign Game.  This first phase of the M&T campaign game reflects the opening year 1754 of what would become the French and Indian war and each round was reflective of objectives and sub-plots that would likely characterize the French, British and Indian maneuvers in the Ohio River Valley 1754 on the eve of this great conflict.  The 1754 rules and scenarios can be found here  Ohio River Valley Tournament Rules

Updated Results as of 19 June 2014:

Round 1: Testing the waters: Scouting Objective vs Scouting Objective. 
French Points:  37  (French victory)
British Points:  24
Round 2: War Begins – Raid!: Raid Objective vs Defense Objective.
French  Points: 40  (French victory)
British Points:  20

Round 3: It’s time to battle: Engagement vs Engagement. 
French Points:  32
British Points:  33 (British victory)

Here is what the campaign game overall situation looks like leading into the next round.

Those last results were a devastating blow for the British.  With only a few more days left in 1754 it is unlikely enough games will be played to swing the results back into favor for the British.  

The next phase of the World-wide M&T Campaign will begin on 15 July.  I will provide a copy of the 1755 rules to any interested party.  The 1755 Campaign will introduce five new mission objectives that will not have buildings as a function of the mission objectives.  In fact all the terrain boards for 1755 are without man-made structures.  After all 1755 is the "Battle for the Wilderness".  The five new mission objectives are:

                                         Rear Guard
                                         Hasty Defense

Its not to late to get in on the fun.  1755 Force totals will increase up to 225 points and since only 50%  of the officers survived 1754, you will not be at to much of a disadvantage if you enter the campaign now.  Just post a comment below letting me know you want to join and I will forward you the campaign rules and the scenarios for 1755.


  1. Tom,
    This has been an entertaining and very good thread. Please count me in for the next campaign

    1. Graham, I don't have your email. Can you PM me on the Studiotomahawk forum. I'm keegantdad there and I will send you the rules and scenarios for 1755.

  2. Really enjoying your blog - thank you! Will you be doing this at Fall In or Cold Wars?

    1. Thanks. Yes I plan on running 1756 as a tournament for Fall In.

  3. Can I still get in on the 1755 campaign?

    Donald King

    1. Sure thing Dan. Are you on the Studiotomahawk forum? Best to send me a PM there with you email and I can send you the scenarios and rules. I'm keegantdad over on the ST forum. Here is the link if you have not been there before.