We set things up in about forty minutes. The scenario was based on #44 from the Green Book. I only have two cabins handy, so the little settlement of Richardson's Ford consisted of them and a stockade.
A raiding party of about 40 Canadians and Indians, in three groups, descended on the settlement intending to burn it, and capture or kill its inhabitants. Figures on red poker chips were encumbered by incendiary tools.
I chose to try this using Musket Mayhem, the black powder version of our medieval skirmish home rules.
It turned out, after several turns, that I had failed to consider that the rules as written made it impossible to hit the defenders of a fort or loopholed cabin at long range. Therefore, in order for the scenario to work, some sort of covered firing positions within close range of the fort were needed. There were a few other scenario fixes that could have been made, but Norman needed to be on the road before traffic got bad. We therefore decided to pack it up and try again another day...I'm glad we did this at home, though, and not in front if an audience at a convention!
At least the figures look nice in the pictures. I shall hope to have them on the table again soon, in a more balanced situation.