Well, the trip was worth it, even if the trip iteslf was open to a lot of frustration. Thanks Metro! In any event, I got there around 8, happily the game hadn't begun, and I met Steve (the game organizer), Dave (my ride back to metro, THANKS DAVE!) and Stephen (who was something of the comic relief) and Andy, who was a hale fellow himself.
The game was set during the Rising of '16 and was of course, in Dublin. The Irish (Dave and I) had to inflict 10 casualties and force the beleaguered British garrison (Played by Steve)in the Barracks(a Miniature Building Authority Roadside Tavern) to surrender. The British (Andy and Stephen) meanwhile, had several relief columns coming up to help out the garrison and kill us Irish and save the crown's presence in Ireland. Rules were Trench Wars, a neat little set for skirmishes in this scale. Might pick it up for RCW.
After some planning and judicious use of barricades, we setup in buildings surrounding the barracks, Dave's larger force was going to hold off, best he could, the British relief column. It was a tall order, as they had a Lewis Gun and an a 18lbdr. Me, I was to assault and take the barracks. I left one squad behind to support the assault and sent my other three squads in on the right of the barracks. We did shoot some Brits dead on the way in, but they gave as good as they got, and their fire killed many a lover of Guinness and Yeats that day.
Meanwhile, Dave was giving the Brits a bit of a problem overlooking BOTH intersections the Brits needed to get to the barracks, and the car barricades we setup didn't help matters. Stephen at this point, had been shooting the snot out of my stay behind squad, and with only two survivors left, sent a half squad in to finish matters. Well, the Irish versions of Jason Statham and Jackie Chan musta been up there, because those two killed all 5 of the Brits....(Yes, I had some very un-Jason-like rolling). So, we held, until another group of Brits came up and finished us off very unceremoniously.
While all that was occurring, my surviving Irish knocked down the fences covering the approaches to the barracks and killed two Brits in the courtyard with rifle fire, then assaulted the ground floor of the main barracks block. Amazingly, we took no casualties in the melee, and killed 5 Brits, forcing the surrender of the remainder of the garrison. We elected to play a little longer, and a group of Highlanders made an assault to retake the barracks, they ran into some rifle fire, then gained entry, only to find out they were outnumbered. It wasn't going well for them when we called it, but the British had retaken the anteroom of the barracks and there were a few fresh British units behind. They would have eventually retaken it, but I suspect the price would have been high.
The game was fun, and the grill that Steve put on was a very welcome surprise. I'd so do this again, and I did a bit of telling them about Victory Comics and what we do there once a month. So, all in all, a very successful outing.