Posts Tagged ‘Napoleonic’

Haiti Insurgent Command

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

Two posts in two days that’s not happened for a while it must be the warm weather.After several weeks I finally managed to push these off the production line for the Haiti project.I wanted to create a body of troops that had a hint of military gear abo…

Sharp Practice 2 deployment point

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

After a bit of a hiatus in my Sharp Practice 2 1806 Prussian project, mostly caused by my dislike of paining 15mm Napoleonic cavalry (almost there…), I am back on the wagon. To start with, here is my deployment point. Not as fancy as many DPs I have …

General de Brigade battle of Dennewitz 1813

Posted on April 8th, 2018 under . Posted by

What a amazing game.  The picture of off the General de Brigade face book page.   I for one love to play and see large battles fought in 15mm.   Small skirmish battle for me should be played in 28mm.  Napoleonic’s is my fi…

Haitian project – Shock Markers

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

It seems like ages since something came off the painting production line, so I thought I would ease myself back into with some additional shock markers for the insurgent forces in Haiti. They are from Foundry’s Darkest Africa range, but will do the tri…

The rescue of Madame Biquette – Yet another desert outing….

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

With the mini-beast from the East blowing outside last Sunday, a chance to move to warmer climate for a few hours.The Emir had taken a number of ladies captive and was holed up in the compound at the end of town, Claude Canard was attached to the rescu…

Black Powder – Napoleon Old Guard

Posted on March 13th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Black Powder – another wargaming system from British Warlord Games. XIX century, Napoleonic Wars…  Today I would like to show you something completely different than Warhammer. Elite, experienced soldiers of Old Guard – the most precious unit in Napoleon’s army. Minis are casted in metal – good quality and solid level of details. I decided[…]

Dinant – the city of the mighty Citadelle, Leffe and Saxophones

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

The past weekend found Noshi and me in the walloon city of Dinant, for a bit of culture sniffling and a night away from home.Famous for it`s 19th century citadel fortress on top of the cliff to protect the bridge over the Meuse, and for being the birth…

Now back to the more sensible stuff.

Posted on March 10th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

After a few weeks diverted off into the realms of fantasy.I thought it was high time I got back to the serious gaming and pluging some of the gaps for Haitian Project.So far I have a number of units for the insurgent forces and also the Free Peoples ar…

Perry Miniature with released 1808-14 Spanish Napoleonic troop

Posted on March 8th, 2018 under , . Posted by

This is great for all the Sharp’s Practice gamersA Tapas of New Spanish releases!Alan has added 16 new codes to the Spanish Napoleonic range including firing lines, artillery, colonels and casualties. They are all available on our site now.Spanish Napo…

Town Planning

Posted on February 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

There is one thing that as miniature wargamers we cannot get away from – we all need terrain over which to fight. Luckily, we seem to be in a golden age for terrain. Gone are the days when we were forced to scratch build our battlefields from old…

Indian Kings

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Back to Maratha India in the Napoleonic era, but using ‘The Men Who Would Be Kings’ rules.A little early for the ruleset but still within the playable range. The club has already used these rules in a series of games organised by Dave M, but set in the…

Sharp Parctice 2 – The French in the Desert.

Posted on February 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

A little later than planned, the AAR from a month ago, nothing like a little sunshine when it’s forecasted to pour down over the weekend again…Many of the Egyptian encounters have been rather cluttered in terms of terrrain so I wanted to put on a gam…

Sharp Practice 2 – Ah, for Fuchs’ sake!

Posted on January 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I finally managed to get Kapitän Fuchs and his Prussian jäger on the table last night for a rather apocryphal game which saw my Prussians team up with some Austrians to try to destroy a wagon of gun powder protected by a column of Russians. Thanks…

Dresden 1813. Drezno 1813.

Posted on January 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

First game of the new year was Napoleonic, Over the Hills game, loosely based on the real battle of Dresden. Here we had the Saxon/Württemberg/Bavarian forces tried to take the city of Dresden defended by some French forces under command of prince Poni…

Haitian Reinforcements – No Porkies

Posted on December 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Finally another 6 Infantry limp off the paint table together with a much needed Big Man.These should serve to flesh out the units bringing each up 8 figures rather than the 6 currently in play.The Big Man is from Trent Minatures Insurgent pack and make…

Haitian Reinforcements – No Porkies

Posted on December 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Finally another 6 Infantry limp off the paint table together with a much needed Big Man.These should serve to flesh out the units bringing each up 8 figures rather than the 6 currently in play.The Big Man is from Trent Minatures Insurgent pack and make…

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #4 Hold the line.

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Painting and posting has slowed to a trickle but hopefully the Christmas period will give me that free time to get juices flowing and some of the back log cleared.Last weekend saw the Wyvern Christmas all dayer, we were a little thin on the ground but …

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #4 Hold the line.

Posted on December 9th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Painting and posting has slowed to a trickle but hopefully the Christmas period will give me that free time to get juices flowing and some of the back log cleared.Last weekend saw the Wyvern Christmas all dayer, we were a little thin on the ground but …

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #3 Into the Hinterland

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Following on from the last game which was a close call and saw the Haitian’s fall back as their morale fell away as the support units were beaten and driven from the fight, this scenario sees the British push inland towards the fertile plantations, fea…

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #3 Into the Hinterland

Posted on November 4th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Following on from the last game which was a close call and saw the Haitian’s fall back as their morale fell away as the support units were beaten and driven from the fight, this scenario sees the British push inland towards the fertile plantations, fea…

Cod, Þorskur, la morue or bacalao?

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

source: Wikimedia
And everything is about, what language we will use to name  that fish…
I wszystko o to,  jakiego języka użyjemy by nazwać tą rybę…



Last week was very navy. Initially it should be Napoleonic, but because of some circumstances, we had to improvise. Initially on Thursday we should play Over the Hills, but Bill had some health issues and cannot be at the club that evening. Quick action from Angus gave us Cod Wars instead. Another game of the week was our traditional way of celebrating the Trafalgar Day, when we re-fight that famous battle. So today two games in one relation. Enjoy!

Poprzedni tydzień był prawdziwie morskim tygodniem. Początkowo miał być głównie napoleoński, jednak z powodu pewnych okoliczności musieliśmy improwizować. Początkowo w czwartek mieliśmy grać z użyciem zasad Over the Hills, jednak Bill miał pewne problemy zdrowotne i nie mógł przybyć do klubu w ten wieczór. Szybka akcja Angusa przyniosła nam Wojny dorszowe. Drugą grą rozegrana w poprzednim tygodniu był nasz tradycyjny sposób na spędzanie Trafalgar Day, kiedy to odtwarzamy tą sławna bitwę. Dzisiaj więc dwie gry w jednej relacji. Życze przyjemnej lektury!

1. Thursday game: Cod Wars. Gra czwartkowa: wojny dorszowe.

SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Angus Konstam
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Angus Konstam
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS/MODELE: Angus Konstam

1.1. Forces. Siły.

BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY
(Angus, Campbell)
HMS Scylia
HMS Falmouth

MV Euroman
MV St. Giles
MV William Wilberforce
MV Port Vale
ICELANDERS/ISLANDCZYCY
(Peter, Bartek)
ICGV Ægir
ICGV Tyr

1.2. The Game. Gra.

That was our second game with that rules (Cod Wars). This time the initiative was from the beginning with the British. Campbell is known in our club from his passion for ramming in naval games. This time it gave a great result! His HMS Falmouth hit the stern of Peter’s Ægir and forced him to withdraw. That left only my ship against all British. Despite I was really try hard to cut the nets of British trawlers, they still were able to catch cods. Finally I decided that the only way to win the game will be to sunk my ship. Again despite I tried it hard it was not successful and finally I was forced to withdraw. At the end of the game Peter has his moment of the game and accidently he cut one of the nets. But it was not enough for us and this time cods were delivered back to British ports, were  citizens were able to enjoy their national dish!
To było nasze drugie spotkanie z tymi zasadami (Cod Wars). Tym razem jednak inicjatywa była od początku w rękach Brytyjczyków. Campbell jest znany w naszym klubie z jego zamiłowania do taranowania w bitwach morskich. Tym razem przyniosło to duży rezultat! Jego HMS Falmouth uderzył w rufę Ægir’a Petera i zmusił go do wycofania się. To pozostawiło mój okręt przeciw reszcie Brytyjczyków. Pomimo moich usilnych prób zerwania sieci brytyjskich trawlerów, cały czas byli w stanie poławiać dorsze. Ostatecznie doszedłem do wniosku, że jedyną metodą na wygranie gry będzie zatopienie mojej jednostki. Znowu pomimo moich prób nie udało mi się tego dokonać i ostatecznie mój okręt ciężko uszkodzony musiał się wycofać. Pod koniec gry Peter miał swój moment w grze i przez przypadek zerwał sieci jednego z Brytyjczyków. Było to jednak niewystarczające i tym razem dorsze zostały dostarczone do brytyjskich portów, gdzie obywatele mogli delektować się swoją narodową potrawą! 

1.3. Links. Linki.

Angus:
http://www.edinburghwargames.com/dodgems-in-the-dfa-off-iceland-1975/
Campbell:
https://www.facebook.com/Seswc.co.uk/posts/1491966280841340
Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157687486902951

2. Trafalgar Day 2017.

SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Jack Glanville
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: John Ewing, Jack Glanville
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS/MODELE: Jack Glanville, Angus Konstam, J.P., Donald Adamson,  Bartek Żynda, Jim Louttit

2.1 Forces. Siły.



BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY
(Angus, Jed, Michael, J.P., Peter, Chris)
HMS Tonnant
HMS Minotaur
HMS Spartiate
HMS Swiftsure
HMS Victory
HMS Revenge
HMS Orion
HMS Agamennon
HMS Dreadnought
HMS Belleisle
HMS Concqueror
HMS Defence
HMS Royal Sovereign
HMS Temeraire
HMS Mars
HMS Colossus
HMS Polyphemus
HMS Britannia
HMS Leviathan
HMS Defiance
HMS Africa
HMS Thunderer
HMS Neptune
HMS Prince
HMS Achille
HMS Ajax
HMS Bellerophon
SPANISH/HISZPANIE
(Jack G, Bill, Donald)
Principia de Asturias
San Juan Nepomuceno
San Ildefonso
Monarca
San Leandro
Santa Anna
Argonauta
San Justo
San Augistine
San Francisco de Asis
Rayo
Santissima Trinidad
Neptuno
Bahama
Montanez

FRENCH/FRANCUZI
(Malcolm, Bartek, John)
Bucentaure
Neptune
Redoutable
Scipion
Indomptable
Algesiras
Fougueux
Pluton
Achille
Formidable
Argonaut
Mont-Blanc
Heros
Berwick
L’Aigle
Duguay-Trouin
Swiftsure
Intrepide

2.2. The Game. Gra.

We owe all ships of the lines, which took part in Battle of Trafalgar. All of them are in 1/1200 scale and come from Langton Miniatures. This time we did a little different than last year and we changed some statistics for the purpose of the game. We downgraded British and upgraded French and Spanish ships. Also we started game in different way that it happened originally. Sadly the game was to big to be able to remember everything, so this time I am able to tell you the story of my part of the game. I commanded two French squadrons (lead by Indomptable and Achille) supported by John (Berwick) and fought against two British squadrons Jed’s (HMS Britannia) and Angus (HMS Neptune).
W naszym posiadaniu są wszystkie modele okrętów liniowych biorących udział w bitwie pod Trafalgarem. Wszystkie są w skali 1/1200 i są produkcji Langton Miniatures. Tym razem nasza gra wyglądała trochę inaczej od tej zeszłorocznej. Zmieniliśmy statystyki okrętów, obniżając poziom Brytyjczyków i podwyższając Francuzów i Hiszpanów. Zaczęliśmy grę troszkę inaczej od oryginalnej bitwy. Niestety gra była zbyt duża by spamiętać wszystko, więc jestem w stanie opisać Wam co wydarzyło się po mojej stronie stołu. Dowodziłem dwoma francuskimi eskadrami (prowadzonymi przez Indomptable i Achille) wsparty przez Johna (Berwick) i walcząc przeciw dwóm brytyjskim eskadrą dowodzonym przez Jeda (HMS Britannia) i Angusa (HMS Neptune).
Marine Nationale & Armada Española
Royal Navy.

I moved my squadrons ahead and managed to put letters ‘T’ over British squadrons, but I did not managed to do a lot of damages, maybe only on HMS Britannia, which now was very slow (she lost a lot of speed points). Then came the British answer, especially from Angus’s ships, which fired at me from the short distance. My ships were in trouble. Soon because of the damages three of them surrendered to the opponent (Formidable, Achille and Argonaut). One of them being on fire finally exploded (Formidable). Mont-Blanc boarded HMS Ajax and fought fierce battle, but better British boarding team push my French back on their ship and finally capture next of my ships. From that squadron left me only Heros. She moved against damaged HMS Britannia, but had not enough time for that. In the meantime my other squadron had some problems with the wind and moved away from Jed’s squadron. During their return they get under friendly fire from Malcolm’s ships. Finally when they return, it was too late for the rest of my ships. The game was over. Whole Battle finished with a draw as the leading Franco-spanish squadrons made very good work and won with the British. At the end British lost 3 ships, of which one get sunk (I don’t know which one). Franco-Spanish lost two ships sunk (despite my Formidable, we lost Spanish Bahama) and three captured. It was great day with a very good and enjoyable game. For that we used Kiss Me, Hardy rules.
Ruszyłem moimi eskadrami do przodu i nawet udało mi się postawić litery “T” nad brytyjskimi eskadrami, jednak nie udało mi się zadać im wystarczającej liczby uszkodzeń, no może poza HMS Britannia, która została mocno spowolniona. Wtedy przyszła brytyjska odpowiedź, szczególnie ze strony okrętów Angusa, który ostrzelał mnie z bliskiej odległości. Moje okręty miały powazny problem. Wkrótce z powodu odniesionych uszkodzeń, trzy z nich się poddały (Formidable, Achille i Argonaut). Jeden z nich mający pożar na swoich pokładach wkrótce eksplodował (Formidable). Mont-Blanc dokonał abordażu HMS Ajax, jednak lepiej wyszkolona załoga brytyjskiego okrętu odparła atak, przebiła się na mój pokład i ostatecznie zdobyła kolejny mój okręt. Z tej eskadry pozostał jedynie Heros, który ruszył przeciw HMS Britannia, jednak na to zabrakło już czasu. W międzyczasie moja druga eskadra miała pewne problemy z wiatrem i oddaliła się znacznie od eskadry Jeda. Podczas powrotu dostały się pod omyłkowy ogień francuskich okrętów Malcolma. W końcu, gdy powróciły do walki było już za późno by ratować resztę moich okrętów. Gra została zakończona. Cała gra zakończyła się jednak remisem, ponieważ prowadzące okręty francusko hiszpańskie pokonały tam Brytyjczyków. Ostateczne Brytyjczycy stracili 3 okręty (jeden z nich zatonął. Sprzymierzeni stracili dwa okręty zatopione (oprócz mojej Formidable, straciliśmy hiszpańską Bahamę) i trzy, które się poddały. To był świetny dzień i świetna gra, do której użyliśmy zasad Kiss Me, Hardy.

2.3. Links. Linki.

Angus:
link to be updated

Bill:
http://blenheimtoberlin.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/trafalgar-day-game.html

Jack G.:
link to be updated

Michael:
http://meneken.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/trafalgar-day.html

Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157686532482362

Cod, Þorskur, la morue or bacalao?

Posted on October 24th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

source: Wikimedia
And everything is about, what language we will use to name  that fish…
I wszystko o to,  jakiego języka użyjemy by nazwać tą rybę…



Last week was very navy. Initially it should be Napoleonic, but because of some circumstances, we had to improvise. Initially on Thursday we should play Over the Hills, but Bill had some health issues and cannot be at the club that evening. Quick action from Angus gave us Cod Wars instead. Another game of the week was our traditional way of celebrating the Trafalgar Day, when we re-fight that famous battle. So today two games in one relation. Enjoy!

Poprzedni tydzień był prawdziwie morskim tygodniem. Początkowo miał być głównie napoleoński, jednak z powodu pewnych okoliczności musieliśmy improwizować. Początkowo w czwartek mieliśmy grać z użyciem zasad Over the Hills, jednak Bill miał pewne problemy zdrowotne i nie mógł przybyć do klubu w ten wieczór. Szybka akcja Angusa przyniosła nam Wojny dorszowe. Drugą grą rozegrana w poprzednim tygodniu był nasz tradycyjny sposób na spędzanie Trafalgar Day, kiedy to odtwarzamy tą sławna bitwę. Dzisiaj więc dwie gry w jednej relacji. Życze przyjemnej lektury!

1. Thursday game: Cod Wars. Gra czwartkowa: wojny dorszowe.

SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Angus Konstam
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Angus Konstam
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS/MODELE: Angus Konstam

1.1. Forces. Siły.

BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY
(Angus, Campbell)
HMS Scylia
HMS Falmouth

MV Euroman
MV St. Giles
MV William Wilberforce
MV Port Vale
ICELANDERS/ISLANDCZYCY
(Peter, Bartek)
ICGV Ægir
ICGV Tyr

1.2. The Game. Gra.

That was our second game with that rules (Cod Wars). This time the initiative was from the beginning with the British. Campbell is known in our club from his passion for ramming in naval games. This time it gave a great result! His HMS Falmouth hit the stern of Peter’s Ægir and forced him to withdraw. That left only my ship against all British. Despite I was really try hard to cut the nets of British trawlers, they still were able to catch cods. Finally I decided that the only way to win the game will be to sunk my ship. Again despite I tried it hard it was not successful and finally I was forced to withdraw. At the end of the game Peter has his moment of the game and accidently he cut one of the nets. But it was not enough for us and this time cods were delivered back to British ports, were  citizens were able to enjoy their national dish!
To było nasze drugie spotkanie z tymi zasadami (Cod Wars). Tym razem jednak inicjatywa była od początku w rękach Brytyjczyków. Campbell jest znany w naszym klubie z jego zamiłowania do taranowania w bitwach morskich. Tym razem przyniosło to duży rezultat! Jego HMS Falmouth uderzył w rufę Ægir’a Petera i zmusił go do wycofania się. To pozostawiło mój okręt przeciw reszcie Brytyjczyków. Pomimo moich usilnych prób zerwania sieci brytyjskich trawlerów, cały czas byli w stanie poławiać dorsze. Ostatecznie doszedłem do wniosku, że jedyną metodą na wygranie gry będzie zatopienie mojej jednostki. Znowu pomimo moich prób nie udało mi się tego dokonać i ostatecznie mój okręt ciężko uszkodzony musiał się wycofać. Pod koniec gry Peter miał swój moment w grze i przez przypadek zerwał sieci jednego z Brytyjczyków. Było to jednak niewystarczające i tym razem dorsze zostały dostarczone do brytyjskich portów, gdzie obywatele mogli delektować się swoją narodową potrawą! 

1.3. Links. Linki.

Angus:
http://www.edinburghwargames.com/dodgems-in-the-dfa-off-iceland-1975/
Campbell:
https://www.facebook.com/Seswc.co.uk/posts/1491966280841340
Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157687486902951

2. Trafalgar Day 2017.

SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Jack Glanville
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: John Ewing, Jack Glanville
SCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC
MODELS/MODELE: Jack Glanville, Angus Konstam, J.P., Donald Adamson,  Bartek Żynda, Jim Louttit

2.1 Forces. Siły.



BRITISH/BRYTYJCZYCY
(Angus, Jed, Michael, J.P., Peter, Chris)
HMS Tonnant
HMS Minotaur
HMS Spartiate
HMS Swiftsure
HMS Victory
HMS Revenge
HMS Orion
HMS Agamennon
HMS Dreadnought
HMS Belleisle
HMS Concqueror
HMS Defence
HMS Royal Sovereign
HMS Temeraire
HMS Mars
HMS Colossus
HMS Polyphemus
HMS Britannia
HMS Leviathan
HMS Defiance
HMS Africa
HMS Thunderer
HMS Neptune
HMS Prince
HMS Achille
HMS Ajax
HMS Bellerophon
SPANISH/HISZPANIE
(Jack G, Bill, Donald)
Principia de Asturias
San Juan Nepomuceno
San Ildefonso
Monarca
San Leandro
Santa Anna
Argonauta
San Justo
San Augistine
San Francisco de Asis
Rayo
Santissima Trinidad
Neptuno
Bahama
Montanez

FRENCH/FRANCUZI
(Malcolm, Bartek, John)
Bucentaure
Neptune
Redoutable
Scipion
Indomptable
Algesiras
Fougueux
Pluton
Achille
Formidable
Argonaut
Mont-Blanc
Heros
Berwick
L’Aigle
Duguay-Trouin
Swiftsure
Intrepide

2.2. The Game. Gra.

We owe all ships of the lines, which took part in Battle of Trafalgar. All of them are in 1/1200 scale and come from Langton Miniatures. This time we did a little different than last year and we changed some statistics for the purpose of the game. We downgraded British and upgraded French and Spanish ships. Also we started game in different way that it happened originally. Sadly the game was to big to be able to remember everything, so this time I am able to tell you the story of my part of the game. I commanded two French squadrons (lead by Indomptable and Achille) supported by John (Berwick) and fought against two British squadrons Jed’s (HMS Britannia) and Angus (HMS Neptune).
W naszym posiadaniu są wszystkie modele okrętów liniowych biorących udział w bitwie pod Trafalgarem. Wszystkie są w skali 1/1200 i są produkcji Langton Miniatures. Tym razem nasza gra wyglądała trochę inaczej od tej zeszłorocznej. Zmieniliśmy statystyki okrętów, obniżając poziom Brytyjczyków i podwyższając Francuzów i Hiszpanów. Zaczęliśmy grę troszkę inaczej od oryginalnej bitwy. Niestety gra była zbyt duża by spamiętać wszystko, więc jestem w stanie opisać Wam co wydarzyło się po mojej stronie stołu. Dowodziłem dwoma francuskimi eskadrami (prowadzonymi przez Indomptable i Achille) wsparty przez Johna (Berwick) i walcząc przeciw dwóm brytyjskim eskadrą dowodzonym przez Jeda (HMS Britannia) i Angusa (HMS Neptune).
Marine Nationale & Armada Española
Royal Navy.

I moved my squadrons ahead and managed to put letters ‘T’ over British squadrons, but I did not managed to do a lot of damages, maybe only on HMS Britannia, which now was very slow (she lost a lot of speed points). Then came the British answer, especially from Angus’s ships, which fired at me from the short distance. My ships were in trouble. Soon because of the damages three of them surrendered to the opponent (Formidable, Achille and Argonaut). One of them being on fire finally exploded (Formidable). Mont-Blanc boarded HMS Ajax and fought fierce battle, but better British boarding team push my French back on their ship and finally capture next of my ships. From that squadron left me only Heros. She moved against damaged HMS Britannia, but had not enough time for that. In the meantime my other squadron had some problems with the wind and moved away from Jed’s squadron. During their return they get under friendly fire from Malcolm’s ships. Finally when they return, it was too late for the rest of my ships. The game was over. Whole Battle finished with a draw as the leading Franco-spanish squadrons made very good work and won with the British. At the end British lost 3 ships, of which one get sunk (I don’t know which one). Franco-Spanish lost two ships sunk (despite my Formidable, we lost Spanish Bahama) and three captured. It was great day with a very good and enjoyable game. For that we used Kiss Me, Hardy rules.
Ruszyłem moimi eskadrami do przodu i nawet udało mi się postawić litery “T” nad brytyjskimi eskadrami, jednak nie udało mi się zadać im wystarczającej liczby uszkodzeń, no może poza HMS Britannia, która została mocno spowolniona. Wtedy przyszła brytyjska odpowiedź, szczególnie ze strony okrętów Angusa, który ostrzelał mnie z bliskiej odległości. Moje okręty miały powazny problem. Wkrótce z powodu odniesionych uszkodzeń, trzy z nich się poddały (Formidable, Achille i Argonaut). Jeden z nich mający pożar na swoich pokładach wkrótce eksplodował (Formidable). Mont-Blanc dokonał abordażu HMS Ajax, jednak lepiej wyszkolona załoga brytyjskiego okrętu odparła atak, przebiła się na mój pokład i ostatecznie zdobyła kolejny mój okręt. Z tej eskadry pozostał jedynie Heros, który ruszył przeciw HMS Britannia, jednak na to zabrakło już czasu. W międzyczasie moja druga eskadra miała pewne problemy z wiatrem i oddaliła się znacznie od eskadry Jeda. Podczas powrotu dostały się pod omyłkowy ogień francuskich okrętów Malcolma. W końcu, gdy powróciły do walki było już za późno by ratować resztę moich okrętów. Gra została zakończona. Cała gra zakończyła się jednak remisem, ponieważ prowadzące okręty francusko hiszpańskie pokonały tam Brytyjczyków. Ostateczne Brytyjczycy stracili 3 okręty (jeden z nich zatonął. Sprzymierzeni stracili dwa okręty zatopione (oprócz mojej Formidable, straciliśmy hiszpańską Bahamę) i trzy, które się poddały. To był świetny dzień i świetna gra, do której użyliśmy zasad Kiss Me, Hardy.

2.3. Links. Linki.

Angus:
link to be updated

Bill:
http://blenheimtoberlin.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/trafalgar-day-game.html

Jack G.:
link to be updated

Michael:
http://meneken.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/trafalgar-day.html

Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/asienieboje/albums/72157686532482362

Review: Forager

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Rating: Forager opens with an excerpt from the account of Lieutenant George Drummond Graeme of the 2nd Light Kings German Legion of the battle at Le Haye Sainte in 1815: “There are countless tales written by soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars, many highlighting that some of their experiences were forged on the anvil of single combat; combat that was fast paced, bloody, very personal, and a microcosm of the great battles that raged around them. Lieutenant Graeme’s experience is one such account. Forager brings those brutal combats to life, allowing players to recreate not only the small skirmish actions known as the ‘little war’, but also the combat engagements described by brave George Graeme.” Forager is designed and written by Adrian McWalter and Quinton Dalton. Those names maybe familiar, as they previously designed the Napoleonic rules Over the Hills, and Adrian has also written the Albion Triumphant and A Clash of Eagles expansions for Black Powder from Warlord Games. Forager is a departure from Adrian’s previous work, as it deals with a small number of figures per side, although the action is still firmly rooted in the Napoleonic Wars, in this case specifically the Peninsular War of 1808 – 1814. […]

Stand To Games – Forager and Over The Hills demo game videos

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Mike Hobbs and Neil Shuck were at Firestorm Games today with Adrian McWalter of Stand To Games. Adrian was running demonstration games of Forager – the new Napoleonic Skirmish game, which is currently being funded on Kickstarter. Meanwhile, Mike Hobbs was running demo games of Stand To Games other set of Napoleonic rules – Over the Hills. Those very nice chaps at Firestorm Games made a video recording of both sessions, which was live streamed and is now available on YouTube. The video starts with Adrian McWalter and Neil Shuck running through a full demo game of Forager. The games lasts 2:15:00, and gives a full explanation of all the basic rules. Then at 2:45:00 Mike Hobbs is demonstrating Over The Hills with Geoff Bond (Hello Geoff!) Don’t forget – Forager is currently funding on Kickstarter, with the project due to finish at 09:23 BST on Friday 13th October. You can find out more here Thanks to Adrian McWalter and Firestorm Games for a great day of gaming!Filed under: Battle Reports & Gaming Sessions Tagged: Napoleonic

The Pearl of the Antilles – Haitian Revolution AAR #2 Life’s a Beach

Posted on October 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Somewhat behind on posts due to work commitments but finally the Haitians make an appearance in their new formation, this time defending a full blown British landing.The Brits had come looking for trouble with a naval landing party under the command o…