09 September 2016

Muskets & Tomahawks 200pts demo game

I will most likely run a demo game of Muskets & Tomahawks next weekend, so today I sat down and tinkered with some army lists, unit stat card etc and ended up going to the club with Caroline and re-learned the rules. After all it had been a LONG time since I played M&T which is a shame since it is such a great game.

We played a small 200pts battle using the lists below

Irregular Officer with musket 25pts
2x6 Colonial Militia = 36
8 Torries = 40pts
Indian Leader with musket = 20pts

6 indians with bows = 42pts
6 indians with muskets = 42 pts


Light Troop officer with musket and with two talents = 37pts
Local Leader with pistol with two talents = 25pts

Locally raised militia 3x6 militiamen = 54pts

Compagnies Franches de la Marine x10 = 80pts
Deployed as Irregulars, armed with muskets and tomahawks


Had forgotten the finer details of the game so it took some time before we had a good flow of the action. During the first turn it seemed as if most troops were unable to be hit, but then I reread the shooting rules and sighed in relief when it said you always hit on 6's, though the damage outcome can be reduced or negated. That made the game quicker and less cumbersome. With rules explaining and re-reading sections of the rulebooks it took us roughly 2 hours to play this game with 200pts of troops on each side.

The French Marines supported by the militia ended up badly beaten as most of the militiamen were wiped out by British allied indians.

In this demo I also got a chance to deploy some of the wonderfully painted models that I had sent to Artmaster Studios (and from which I also recently purchased additional highlanders and indians to boost my collection and troop diversity options).

This was also the first game where I was able to field my 4Ground houses that I bought and assembled well over a year ago! Time really flies...

We both had a good time, and I got some ideas for the upcoming demo in terms of troop composition and custom scenario objectives.


  1. A beautiful game! Makes me want to try Muskets and Tomahawks!

  2. Looks very nice! I've played a couple of games, but it never really took off at our club, which is a pity, as I do enjoy the rules.


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