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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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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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Rebels & Patriots.

Last Thursday we had game with new set of rules, called Rebels & Patriots. This set is another clone of Lion Rampant, this time to wargame conflicts from New World, especially from the northern part. So far we really liked all the previous versions and we were very curious about new one.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy grę z nowymi zasadami, zwanymi Rebels & Patriots. Jest to kolejny klon Lion Rampant, tym razem poświęcony konfliktom z Nowego Świata, szczególnie z jej północnej części. Jak do tej pory podobały się nam wszystkie poprzednie wersje i byliśmy bardzo ciekawi tej nowej.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael EvansUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael EvansSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Michael Evans1. Forces. Siły.GREAT BRITAIN/WIELKA BRYTANIA(Mike, Peter, Michael)1st Brigade1 x Line Infantry (Large)2 x Line Infantry1 x Line Infantry (Small, Elite)1 x Gun2nd Brigade1 x Line Infantry (Large)2 x Line Infantry1 x Militia1 x Gun3rd Brigade1 x Line Infantry1 x Line

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Nightboat to Cairo!

It's been too long!Well, it's time to crank the old blog-machine back to life. Little did I know that the title of the last post was going to be so prophetic!Life has just got too busy in the last couple of years, and something had to give; unfortunately that something was my blog. My wargaming didn't completely stop, but I definitely haven't been able to make it to the club nearly as much as I would like. My figure painting output has also suffered, too. Altogether, the last year has been one of burning the candle at both ends. After the daily work grind and family responsibilities, I haven't had a lot of energy to do much but flop in front of the telly for an hour or so before staggering up the stairs to bed. Oh, woe is me! (LOL! It's not that bad really, but I've found my focus changing and while my hobbies are still a big part of my life, my family life is changing gears as my kids grow older, not to mention my wife and I are too...)Anyhoo, Last weekend John R. put on a scenario extravaganza that cri

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Mehr, 1758

Last week we had Seven Years War game. After several tests, Michael finally published his set and this time we were going to check, how it will work with historical scenario. For that we used one of the Charles Grant's games and that was battle of Mehr, fought 5th of august 1758.W zeszłym tygodniu mieliśmy grę z okresu wojny siedmioletniej. Po kilku testach, Michael w końcu opublikował swoje zasady i tym razem postanowiliśmy je przetestować z historycznym scenariuszem. do tego celu użyliśmy jednej z gier Charlesa Granta i była to potyczka pod Mehr, stoczoną 5 sierpnia 1758 roku.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Charles GrantUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael SchneiderSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Angus Konstam, Michael Schneider1. Forces. Siły.ALLIED/SPRZYMIERZENI(Michael, Mike)7 x Line Infantry Battalion2 x Cavalry RegimentsFRANCE/FRANCJA(Angus, Alasdair, Bartek)11 x Line Infantry Battalion1 x Gun Battery2 x Cavalry Regiment1 x Light Cavalry Regiment2. The game. Gra.The objec

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Cap de Formentor, 1805.

Last Thursday we had AGM in our club, so less time for gaming. Happily (second time in the row), the meeting took only an hour and we had time for small game. Other club members brought their board games, but we had proper naval game with Post Captain rules.W zeszły czwartek, mieliśmy doroczne spotkanie podsumowujące poprzedni rok, a więc mniej czasu na grę. Na szczęście (to już drugi raz z rzędu), spotkanie zajęło tylko godzinę i pozostały czas mogliśmy przeznaczyć na grę. Inni członkowie naszego klubu przynieśli ze sobą planszówki, my jednak mieliśmy porządną grę morską z użyciem zasad Post Captain.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Angus KonstamUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Angus KonstamSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Angus Konstam,  Bartek Żynda1. Forces. SiłyROYAL NAVYHMS Shannon (38 guns) - AlisdairHMS Aeolus (38 guns) - MichaelMARINE NATIONALECornélie (40 guns) - BartekHermione (40 guns) - Campbell2. The game. Gra.The game objective was to French ships have to

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"Sédition dans le Souk!" IHMN:1889 for the French on Mars

Sédition dans le Souk (WIP) The noted French anarchist, Julius Sébastien Lazare, is rumoured to be on Mars. French Constabulary, acting on information from the Martian Office of the Súreté, are searching a native Martian market square in Idæus Fons for clues to the rapscallion's whereabouts. The inspectors are backed up with some muscle from the native Gendarmes.The Native Market at Idæus FonsThis will be a clues/information gathering game with occasional outbursts of native resistance. The closer the player-inspecteurs get to collaring Lazare, the greater the likelyhood of a violent confrontation.Updates soon.

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Gross Weitzer, 1813.

Last Thursday we had fictitious Napoleonic game with Black Powder 2 rules. The idea was to try different game sequence than original, which is: initiative movements, shooting, order movements and finally hand to hand combats. In our opinion, this is a more sensible sequence that reflects the realities of the battlefields of that period in the much better way.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy fikcyjną grę z okresu napoleońskiego z użyciem zasad Black Powder 2. W tej grze chcieliśmy sprawdzić, jak się ona zachowa z odwróconą sekwencją gry, tzn. wpierw ruchy z inicjatywą, potem strzelanie, potem ruchy z rozkazami i na końcu walka wręcz. Według nas, taka sekwencja ma dużo większy sens i bardziej oddaje realia pól bitewnych tego okresu.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Angus KonstamUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Bill GilchristSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Bill Gilchrist, Angus Konstam, Campbell Hardie, Bartek Żynda1. Forces. Siły.FRANCE & ALLIED/FRANCJA I ALIANCI(Angus, Alisdai

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Napoleonic Generals

I have been partaking in the 30 minute 30 day painting challenge on Facebook, getting lots done.I have decided to clear my desk before I put another project on it, currently it is packed with Napoleonic French and Baden miniatures, plus celts and bits.First up Division General and ADC, actually a touch up and rebase job for these.Cuirassier General newFrankfurt Hussars, a Gendarme unit, but who doesn't like more hussars floating around on a table, a touch up and rebase job also. needed to add swords (staples), plumes and new tails on two horses. Need to complete the unit standard alsocheersMatt

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Ostritz, 1813.

Last Thursday we had first game with a new version of Black Powder. This time we decided to play the rules as it has been written, so we did the original sequence of play. I have to admit, that despite my seven years experience with this set, this was  my first time I did it that way and I liked. However was it realistic, I doubt. Sadly my copy arrived yesterday, so I did not have a chance to read the rules before the game, but Bill managed to do the comparison of both versions and with that I was able to play it without any hussle.W ostatni czwartek mieliśmy pierwsza grę z nową wersją Black Powder. Tym razem zdecydowaliśmy się rozegrać grę według zasad, tak jak zostały one napisane, więc z oryginalną sekwencją gry. Muszę się przyznać, że pomimo mojego siedmioletniego doświadczenia z tymi zasadami, był to mój pierwszy raz by rozegrać je w ten sposób i nawet mi się to spodobało. Jednakże, śmiem wątpić w realizm takiego rozwiązania. Niestety moja kopia zasad przyjechała dopiero do mnie wczoraj i nie mogłem

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Detmold, 1759

Last Thursday, we got demand for a horse and musket game. I push idea to try another time Michael's Seven Years War rules and all agreed. We wanted  to check if the BUA rules working well. During our game we had two new players and they pick up the game very quickly and that prove that the rules are easy to pick, which was one of our conditions for the rules for that period.W ostatni czwartek część z nas miała chęć zagrania w grę z czasów konia i muszkietu. Podsunąłem pomysł, by rozegrać kolejny raz testową grę Michael'owych zasad Seven Years War i wszyscy się na to zgodzili. Tym razem byliśmy ciekawi zasad walk w budynkach i czy napisane zasady są dobrze napisane. Podczas naszej gry uczestniczyło w niej dwóch nowych graczy, którzy bardzo szybko zrozumieli jej przepisy. To tylko potwierdza, że zasady są bardzo łatwe dla nowicjuszy, czyli jeden z naszych warunków względem zasad do tego okresu.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael SchneiderUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael SchneiderSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC

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