Following on from our previous Wellington & Auckland refight posts, on Saturday 21 June a third Waterloo Re-fight happened in New Zealand – at the Christchurch Wargaming Club, in 28mm using General de Brigade rules rather than Blackpowder that had been used in…
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1. General Bonaparte Meets Chain of Command – the game and my opinion/gra i moja opinia.
For our game we had the battle between Austrian and French. Austrian forces were commanded by Richard and Alan as the French were lead by Jack Glanville and myself. Every army was consist of two infantry brigades (4 battalion each), cavalry brigade (3 squadrons) and artillery. We put our in one big battery when Austrian put the guns between their brigades. Austrian were defending the crossroad and the French had to take it. The game was umpired by John Edwing.
W naszej grze mieliśmy starcie pomiędzy Austriakami i Francuzami. Austriackimi siłami dowodzili Richard i Alan, z kolei francuskimi Jack Glanville i ja. Każda armia składała się z dwóch brygad piechoty (4 bataliony każda), brygady kawalerii (3 szwadrony) oraz artylerii. Nasze działa ustawiliśmy razem jako dużą baterię, Austriacy rozmieścili swoje armaty pomiędzy brygady. Austriacy mieli za zadanie obrony skrzyżowania, natomiast Francuzi mieli je zdobyć. Całość gry była prowadzona przez Johna Edwinga.
Together with Jack we had a cunning plan. My forces were to take the most of Austrian attention so Jack would be able to attack the Austrian forces, beat them and take the crossroad. During the reconainse phase we did not played it well and we had very small area to deploy our troops, so our cavalry was blocked at the beginning of our game by my infantry. Austrian did it in much better way and they had much more space for their troops. From the beginning our plan worked well and my troops engage the most Austrian forces and Jack was able to attack the crossroad. However his first attack failed and he was pushed back, however the second attempt success and finally took the objective. We could claim the victory during the game, but it was small but. My infantry bravely fought against the Austrian soldiers and even I had tried the cavalry charge, wich has been repulsed. Then Allan, who commanded the Austrian cavalry started his charge. He got very high result on move dice and hit my infantry from the flank. You can imagine what happend. Three of my battalions broke! We stopped the game at this point and agreed that the game finished with a draw.
Razem z Jack’iem mieliśmy chytry plan. Moje siły miały wziąć większość uwagi Austriaków, by Jak mógł zaatakować siły austriackie, rozbić je i zająć skrzyżowanie. Nie rozegraliśmy fazy rekonesansu zbyt dobrze i nasze siły miały bardzo ograniczoną strefę rozstawienia, tak na przykład nasza kawaleria była na początku gry blokowana przez moją piechotę. Austriacy zagrali to znacznie lepiej i mieli dla swoich oddziałów znacznie większą przestrzeń. Od początku wszystko przebiegało według naszego planu. Moje oddziały wiązały walką większość sił austriackich i Jack mógł natrzeć na skrzyżowanie. Jego pierwszy atak został odparty, jednak drugi się powiódł i w tym momencie moglibyśmy ogłosić zwycięstwo, gdyby nie jedno małe ale. Moja piechota dzielnie walczyła przeciwko Austriakom a nawet mojej kawalerii udało się przeprowadzić szarżę, odpartą niestety, kiedy Alan, dowódca austriackiej kawalerii, uzyskał bardzo wysoki wynik na kościach ruchu i z flanki uderzył na moją piechotę. Możecie sobie wyobrazić co się wtedy stało. Trzy moje bataliony zostały rozbite! W tym momencie zatrzymaliśmy grę i wspólnie ogłosiliśmy remis.
The rules worked very well and if you are familiar with Chain of Command you can pick up those rules very quickly. The differences are not very big. The rules are still testing so they are not ready for publishing yet, however the game seems to be nearly finished and if you ever will have a chance to try them, do it, they are really cool!
Zasady sprawiły się całkiem dobrze i jeśli ktoś jest zaznajomiony z zasadami Chain of Command, nie powinien mieć z nimi żadnych problemów. Różnice nie są zbyt duże. Przepisy są ciągle w fazie testów i nie są jeszcze gotowe do publikacji, jednakże wyglądają na prawie skończone i jeśli będziecie mieli możliwość kiedykolwiek ich wypróbowania, zróbcie to, są naprawdę super!
2. Other Afternoon games. Inne gry popołudniowe.
Dux Riders (second game/druga gra)
Kiss Me, Hardy
Chain of Command
Charlie Don’t Surf
3. Links. Linki.
My gallery from the General Bonaparte Meets Chain of Command on my Flickr:
Moja galeria z gry General Bonaparte Meets Chain of Command na Flickr:
My gallery fo the Afternoon games on Flickr:
Moja galeria gier popołudniowych na Flickr:
With the 200th anniversary of Waterloo yesterday, we just had to run a Nappy’s game. Armed with but a fraction of Lead Addict’s enormous Napoleonic collection we staged a Black Powder game using some of the house rules generated over the years on the B…
One of the nice things about producing a website such as this one is that occasionally nice people send you nice stuff – and this is exactly what happened when Quino Ruiz contacted me via the Madaxeman.com Facebook Page to see if I wanted to road-test …
A few more photos from Miniature World, Vancouver Island. Another lovely Napoleonic display. A display of castles. A collection of WW2 aircraft. There were buttons beside this diorama that played some great sound effects! Pioneervi…
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After spending a couple of weeks with family in Bellingham ( about one and a half hours drive north from Seattle) we headed to Vancouver. While there we went across to Vancouver Island and ended up at the very interesting Miniature World.85 dioramas th…
I’ve just finished some heavyweight reading. The two books below cover very different periods but share the same aim of producing readable, narrative history:
Here are my one sentence reviews:
- “1812” offers a beautifully readable version of the famous campaign of 1812 and thoroughly deserves the plaudits heaped on it by others not least by avoiding the pitfalls so common in military history of this period. 10 /10
- “All Hell Let Loose” is also very readable offering a critical, yet dynamic, overview of such a vast topic apparently with ease bolstered with an excellent selection of very apposite statistics, stories and quotes from all sides. 9/10
The images are linked to Amazon if you want to buy a new copy but if you just want a reading copy then my used copies are yours for the cost of the postage. Postage will be £3.25 within the UK. To arrange this just email me using the contact form in the page footer.
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The British expedition sailing to St Domingue in 1795 brought not only more than 18.000 men, but also twenty-four modular two storey timber block houses as well as the latest invention in communication technology: a semaphore. This was almost certainly a Murray semaphore. Its inventor, Lord George Murray, had been inspired by news of the … Continue reading Building a Murray Semaphore →
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To enliven my gaming table a bit I thought about adding some miniature furniture. Nothing fancy, a couple of tables and chairs in order to make nice objectives for skirmish games. However, it proved quite difficult to find manufacturers which produce that kind of stuff. While there is lots of furniture for 28mm out there, … Continue reading Furniture in 15mm →
Well some of the guys at PAW bought a ton of 28mm Napoleonic at out show in February, to play Black Poewder with. I liked the look and thought I would give it a go..Here is my first attempt at doing a Victorix 28mm figure form start to finish.I w…
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Major Horace Turvington had clear orders: Take the de la Bréjaude plantation from the brigands. The manor house had been burned down during that fateful night in August 1791, when the slaves of the Northern Plains had risen in union. However, the Marquis de la Bréjaude was an important ally and it would show good will … Continue reading Take the Plantation! →
UMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Sandy Gilespie
1. Forces. Siły.
2. The Game. Gra.
3. Summary. Podsumowanie.
4. Links. Linki.
|Borodino and Gorki.|
|Polish 5th Corps.|
|The battle begins.|
|The Great Redoubt fighting.|
|Polish and French push on Russian positions.|
|Fightings in Borodino and Gorki.|
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This unit was my 3rd entry into the Challenge apart from all the Bonus rounds of course, which is not that good for the ol’ lead pile!! The figures are for Postie to add to his massive 15mm Napoleonic collection.They are the final unit he needed …
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