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Maurice Rules Questions / Re: Using a smaller BW - Table size?
« Last post by Le Grand Fromage on Today at 06:47:09 AM »
If you had a 2" (50mm) base on a 6 X 4' table, then the table is essentially 36 BW X 24 BW.

If I understand you correctly, you're proposing a table that is considerably larger than that, so Yes, it should be more than adequate.
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Maurice Rules Questions / Using a smaller BW - Table size?
« Last post by Rupert of Hentzau on May 28, 2017, 05:24:22 PM »
Hi folks,

I am looking at doing WSS in 10mm.
Am thinking about using a 20mm BW, with most based on 40mm frontages with two
Bases to a unit ( guns excluded).

If I used  30 BW x 45 BW board, that would equate to a 600mm x 900mm board.
The physical size would suit the type of portable/ pub game I am trying to create, but is that a big enough board in BW to play a standard game?

Any thoughts?

Cheers Bryan
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Blücher Scenario Bucket / Re: Quatre Bras Scenario
« Last post by Little Napoleon on May 28, 2017, 10:23:53 AM »
We have been using these amendments which work well...

I like the 1BW retreat move for infantry and the attached artillery is better too now!

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Blücher Scenario Bucket / Re: Quatre Bras Scenario
« Last post by Little Napoleon on May 28, 2017, 10:19:51 AM »
Photos
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Blücher Scenario Bucket / Re: Quatre Bras Scenario
« Last post by Little Napoleon on May 28, 2017, 10:11:31 AM »
It is that time of year again!

We have played this scenario several times and it is hard for the French to win so far only one!

The latest game resulted in an Anglo-Allied win but, they were battered by the French who took the  other crossroads only for the British to launch an attack on the last turn in failing light to drive the French off the objective.

See revised spreadsheet and original cigar box map and a couple of photos to follow.

Regards, John.
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General Discussion & Announcements / Battle of Raab - Blucher AAR
« Last post by Captain Darling on May 27, 2017, 03:21:10 AM »
Hey All,

Played one of of the scenarios put together by the 'oldmeldrumwargamesgroup' for the Battle of Raab, June 1809.

We used Blucher rules and 6mm armies. We replicated history with a French victory but the battle followed a very different path to the historical one. It was a near run thing with the French securing victory on the last turn by capturing both their objectives, the town of Szabadhegy and the fortified farm of  Kismeyer.

The antagonists...

The Viceroy Eugène de Beauharnais leading the French cavalry!


The Archduke John  on Szabadhegy hill with his retinue...


The initial French attack on the fortified farm of  Kismeyer...


The full AAR is here...
http://toysoldiersforoldgits.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/well-ive-had-blucher-rule-book-sitting.html

Enjoy!!!
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Blücher Optional Rules / 1st Bull Run
« Last post by chuckhamack on May 25, 2017, 05:38:09 AM »
added a picture of our first Bull Run game at the regimental level.
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Blücher Scenario Bucket / Re: Battle of Raab - 14th June, 1809
« Last post by Captain Darling on May 23, 2017, 02:18:30 AM »
Hey Ross,
The scenario played well, I didn't give the players any details of the actual battle before they saw the setup table...no preconceived ideas here!
Our Austrian general actually attacked with his cavalry wing across the Pandzsa stream! It led to some interesting events! I'll get the full AAR done later in the week.
Austrian cavalry menacing the infantry of the VI Corps...what was interesting is the French lacked cavalry support here as all of their cavalry were moved to the other side of the battlefield! You can see them in the background of this shot heading the the direction of the town of Szabadhegy...

Cheers!
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General Discussion and Announcements / Re: Recommended base sizes
« Last post by Le Grand Fromage on May 22, 2017, 03:23:57 PM »
Sorry, for some reason this thread appeared in "Rommel" this morning, so I thought you were asking about that.

The Aurelian unit cards are poker cards, thus:  3.5" X 2.5"
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Blücher Scenario Bucket / Re: Battle of Raab - 14th June, 1809
« Last post by straylight on May 22, 2017, 08:00:22 AM »
Great game, it played out very well, tough for the Austrians.

In 6mm it looked fantastic and for our first game of Blucher, it was an ideal introduction.

Many thanks for posting the scenario, thanks for running the game Darling... 
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