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Out with the Old in with the New

Hoi,It cannot be denied that it has been a long while since I have posted here. Now you will have noticed the update of the look of the blog, that was one of the reasons for my stay of absence. There are legio other reasons but I won't bother you with that now. Let me first tell you about the picture now adorning the banner of this blog. It's a drawing of me, obviously, in 7YW Austrian uniform.It came about due to my close relationship with the great people at HäT industries, who at one point realised that since most new boxart is done digitally, it could be done with real people's faces on them rather then invented persons. So I was asked would you like to donate your face to some boxart? Oh hell yes I would like to! So now you can go to any good modelshop and buy two different boxes featuring my ugly mug i.e. the 7YW Austrian command and samples boxes.Save to say I am immensely proud and happy to receive this honour. I am allowed the use of the picture for own use so I asked a co-worker of the arts-departme

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Leipzig 1813, pt. 3. Lipsk 1813, cz. 3.

Hi! Today my third part of our big Leipzig 1813 game. Before I will go to it, I owe you some emedations. First is that we were replaying the southern part of the battle with the real troops and not as I wrote in 1st part loosely based. Bill, who prepared the scenario and layout of the table chose the 16th of October 1813, the first day of the battle. In our game we used 4 700 figures and 162 guns with about 900 being still in reserves. All game was played on four 12'x6' tables with 5' gaps. The tables did not interact, except that units within 2' of the respective table edges, where able to move between tables.Witam! Dzisiaj trzecia część naszej dużej gry Lipsk 1813. Zanim jednak przejdę do tego kilka słów sprostowania wcześniejszych relacji. Po pierwsze rozgrywaliśmy południową część bitwy z użyciem właściwych sił, a nie jak napisałem w pierwszej części relacji, luźno opartych. Bill, który przygotował scenariusz i plan gry wybrał dzień 16 października 1813, czyli pierwszy dzień bitwy dla naszej gry. W niej u

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Leipzig 1813. Lipsk 1813.

Hi! This is my first try to put the game raport live on my blog. Our today and tomorrow game with a group AB1 is loosely based on original battle. We chose the southern part of this biggest battle of Napoleonic period, but as I said it is loosely based and you can met forces not presented on this side of the original battle. I'm expecting 12 players, divided on two sides. I together with my Poles will be defending the honour of the Emperor. For the game we will be using Black Powder rules.Witajcie! To jest moja pierwsza próba prowadzenia relacji z gry, live na blogu. Nasza dzisiejsza i jutrzejsza gra grupy AB1, jest luźno oparta na wydarzeniach oryginalnej bitwy. Na naszą rozgrywkę wybraliśmy południowy teatr działań tej największej bitwy czasów napoleońskich, ale tak jak powiedziałem jest ona luźno oparta na prawdziwych wydarzeniach i możecie spodziewać się oddziałów tam nieobecnych. Spodziewam się 12 graczy, podzielonych na dwie części. Ja razem z moimi Polakami będę bronił honoru Cesarza. do gry będziemy u

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Leipzig 1813, pt.1. Lipsk 1813, cz. 1.

Hi! This is my first try to put the game raport live on my blog. Our today and tomorrow game with a group AB1 is loosely based on original battle. We chose the southern part of this biggest battle of Napoleonic period, but as I said it is loosely based and you can met forces not presented on this side of the original battle. I'm expecting 12 players, divided on two sides. I together with my Poles will be defending the honour of the Emperor. For the game we will be using Black Powder rules.Witajcie! To jest moja pierwsza próba prowadzenia relacji z gry, live na blogu. Nasza dzisiejsza i jutrzejsza gra grupy AB1, jest luźno oparta na wydarzeniach oryginalnej bitwy. Na naszą rozgrywkę wybraliśmy południowy teatr działań tej największej bitwy czasów napoleońskich, ale tak jak powiedziałem jest ona luźno oparta na prawdziwych wydarzeniach i możecie spodziewać się oddziałów tam nieobecnych. Spodziewam się 12 graczy, podzielonych na dwie części. Ja razem z moimi Polakami będę bronił honoru Cesarza. do gry będziemy u

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Qué será, será , Whatever will be will be!

Despite being an apt description of my wargaming philosophy, this quote is an apt description of my Mother-in-Law's outlook on what life chucks at you.This battle-report is unique in the annals of this blog: a battle in which I was on the winning side, despite not being there to share in the victory. Mrs. Rosbif's mother (Madame Mère?) has been not well for a while with unexplained symptoms. The symptoms were finally taken seriously by the saw-bones and further tests found a serious condition. With no further details we felt confident that she was in safe hands in the hospital where the specialists were considering what action to take. While Mrs.R visited her mother, I went to the club and started the game recorded  below. Two hours into the game, I got a text asking me to come to the hospital right away. I dropped everything and headed off after entrusting my troops to the chaps to look after in the interim. Getting to the hospital I found that my wife had learned the devastating news that her

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