Monday, 2 February 2015

Captain Harry Nelson and The Lost Tomb of Alexander! Part One - Companies and Set-up - IHMN AAR

My son and I managed to get another game of In Her Majesty's Name in a couple of weeks ago. This time my son played Captain Harry Nelson and the crew of HMS Nautilus whilst I played Princess Augusta and her Valkyries. This time the game was much closer...but I still lost.

This post will detail the Companies and Set-Up.

Captain Harry Nelson and the crew of HMS Nautilus






Pluck FV SV Speed Cost Talents Equipment
Captain Harry Nelson 3+ +4 +4 0 64 Leadership +2
Fearless
Duelist (Sabre +2 FV)
Submariner's Plate Armour (11)
Sabre (-1 Pluck, +2 FV)
Pistol (+1 SV)
Petty Officer Jack Hardy 3+ +3 +3 0 41 Leadership +1
Duelist (Sabre +2 FV)
Submariner's Plate Armour (11)
Sabre (-1 Pluck, +2 FV)
Pistol (+1 SV)
Leading Seaman (x4) 4+ +1 +3 0 27

Submariner's Plate Armour (11)
Military Rifle (-1 Pluck, +2 SV)
Leading Seaman (x4) 4+ +2 +2 0 24

Submariner's Plate Armour (11)
Sabre (-1 Pluck, +2 FV)
Pistol (+1 SV)

Total Cost: 309

My son loved playing these guys. Captain Harry Nelson is lethal with his sabre and not half bad with a pistol either. The same goes for Jack Hardy. Whilst the seamen are equally divided between long-range riflemen and up-close-and-dirty swordsmen! In other words, they are great all rounders.

Princess Augusta and her Valkyries




Pluck FV SV Speed Cost Talents Equipment
Princess Augusta




3+ +3 +3 +1 65 Leadership +3
Duellist (+2 SV Pistol)
Inspirational (+1 Pluck 12”)


SRC Breastplate (12)
Pistol (+1 SV)
Sabre (-1 Pluck, +2 FV)
Brunnhilde
(Hauptmann)
4+ +2 +3 +1 31 Leadership +1




Steel Breastplate (11)
Pistol (+1 SV)
Sabre (-1 Pluck, +2 SV)
Gerhilde
(Feldwebel)
4+ +2 +2 0 42 Strongman



Brigandine (9)
Heavy Machine Gun (-2 Pluck, +5 SV)
Valkyries (x2)
(Machine Gunners)
5+ +1 +2 0 20

Light Machine Gun (-1 Pluck, +3 SV)
Valkyries (x6)
(Grenadiers)
5+ +1 +2 0 20



Military Rifle (-1 Pluck, +3 SV)
Grenade x1 (-1 Pluck)

Total Cost: 311

Light Machine Gun +3 24” 2 -1 15 Attacks can be split between multiple targets. If fired into a group attacks all targets equally (see 3.3.3 and 3.3.6.2)
Heavy Machine Gun +5 30” 4 -2 26 Attacks can be split between multiple targets. If fired into a group attacks all targets equally (see 3.3.3 and 3.3.6.2)

I thought that with Princess Augusta and her Valkyries I was in with a good chance of winning this game. They are pretty formidable opponents. Princess Augusta herself is pretty handy with both pistol and sabre as is Brunnhilde. She also has the fearsome Gerhilde and her heavy machine gun and a couple of Valkyries with light machine guns to lay down some serious firepower. The remainder of the company is made up of riflewomen each with a grenade thrown in for good measure.


The Scenario

We decided that the scenario would have Captain Harry Nelson defending a central position and Princess Augusta attacking. The Valkyries would have 4 turns to kill or push Captain Harry Nelson and crew away from the position. If not, then victory would go to the defenders. Even though the scenario favoured the defenders I still fancied my chances...the machine gunners and grenades would surely even things up a bit!




The crew of HMS Nautilus set up anywhere within centre of the table, using the plentiful cover. The Valkyries had to start within two inches of either table edge. The Valkyries would, however, automatically win the first initiative.  





My next post will cover the battle itself in comic book form! So tune in soon for...

Captain Harry Nelson in...The Lost Tomb of Alexander!

All miniatures were painted by the inimitable Matt Slade! The scenery is mostly a mixed bag of aquarium decorations with the exception of the crates which are from Pegasus Hobbies.