Here are some pictures of the game after set up (click on a picture to view it full size). Views of the village, the treasures. I built the big palm trees as a new piece. They added variety to my other trees.
Very simple build: chopsticks cut to various length. Planted on a piece of foamcore with wood glue and the foam core itself glued to a plastic base. I then painted a sheet of paper first with various shades of green and then with a thin layer of watered down glue. The later was to give it some strength and stability. Once the paper was dry, I cut it roughly into shape and then glued it to the top of the chopsticks. Then a quick paint job, flocking and voila! Cheap palm trees.
The rest of the village was made and posted on the blog over the last few years.
Now as to the game itself:
The following are the two Europeans staring positions. The Castillians were played by Eddie and Actionman had the Burgundians (the red crossed barbs). They both had similar forces composed of 5 musketeers, 5 swordsmen, a cannon and three named characters (represented by a special miniature, the musician and the banner).
The African warriors and the Spaniards engaged in a forest near the village. This tentative engagement showed just how swift and brutal combat was in the jungles of Africa.
Actionman sends his forces into the village to capture treasures and is attacked by the local warriors who returned from a hunting trip.
Finally, the big moment as everyone charges in the village and combat happened everywhere. The villagers against all odds managed to capture a few warriors, but they were eventually overwhelmed.
A good time was had by all. The game was brutal, bloody and went off very well. I will be posting a few notes on the rules here and later to RPGNow.
On the final part of this series, I'll talk abot the good, the bad, and the ugly.