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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2017, 06:37:56 PM »
Ross,
How is the rest of this scenario coming?

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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2017, 12:16:31 PM »
Mike,

Apologies for the slow progress since the end of November. Life and the holiday season took over for a while and I've not really got back into the scenario building - Leipzig not being one to just pick up again!

Current status is cards and rosters are complete as far as we agreed a couple of months back. The scenario terrain map is also complete. What I need to do now is complete the map with the starting positions of each unit and to finish off the scenario books with the scenario specific rules, setup information etc. etc.

I had hoped to get back onto this in the New Year; however i've just now quite got back into it again - Leipzig is a bit daunting!

Ross

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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2017, 09:28:28 AM »
Ross
NO problem thanks for updates
I just finished the SAXONS and have just the Italians to finish.
Lots of 15mm figs for the battle
After that I will start on scenerio specific rules if you have not

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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2017, 10:31:23 PM »
Can't wait really for the whole thing but agreed it's daunting. Perhaps you could release into the wild some "mini' Scenarios that could be played over just one afternoon as a teaser to the real thing.

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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2017, 09:06:20 AM »
I have been working on our refight of Leipzig.
I use the OSG game by Kevin Zucker as the basis. They start with Parade states and then use primary sources to improve the accuracy. From the parade states, you add the replacements and reinforcements and subtract attrition, detachments for garrisons, etc. and of course battle losses. The units are brigades and each strength Point is 400 to 800 men. Each 5 hexes is a 2' x2' grid at 3" BW scale. If the block is highlighted in yellow, it means that units is cavalry or horse ART. If the unit has a red tint, that means the unit has reduced elan by 1 from the starting elan. That represents battle losses in the last few days. I have include the units that could arrive at the battle on Oct, 14, 16 and 18.  I have attached the map for the 14th refight.
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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2017, 09:09:04 AM »
These are the maps. I think the battles of Mockern and Wachau will have to be separate battles unless you have a 20' x 24" table. I think the fight of the 18th and 19th on a 8' x 12'
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Re: Battle of Leipzig, 16th-19th October, 1813
« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2017, 01:24:05 PM »
Scenerio rules

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Re: Planning for the Battle of Leipzig (Work-in-Progress)
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2017, 04:20:48 PM »
This is the detail map that I am going to use.
Our group decide to game the 18th, give a chance to ammunition resupply and game the 19th.
We talked about doing the 16th at 1.5" BW , but you are looking at 10' x 12' table and if the French Win in either sector or the Allies just pull back some,
it will make for a very different battle on the 18th.
I have tabs for the 18th only OOB in the first post.

Our table will shift the grid 2 BW to the west of the "4" grid line. Our table is roughly E4 to H9.

We talked about Saxon defection on the 18th. Depending on which source, 30 to 60% of the Saxons defected, the rest remained loyal. So parts of few units, Several Austrian BN's & SQ escorted them, again parts of units. In a battle with several 100 units, this was to small to be significant, so we ignored it.

Mike