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Imagi-Nations / Re: our succession wars begins - 4 players
« Last post by mbsparta on Today at 09:29:49 AM »
Interesting selection of units for the different armies. Looking forward to more of the campaign. I am slaving away at my WSS armies.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Mike B
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Lasalle Rules Questions / Re: I've Been Wrong All These Years
« Last post by RogerC on Today at 12:33:51 AM »
Generally, there will be no big change. The only case I can think of is when the non-shooting reaction of one unit may be affected by the shooting of another unit or units. It would have to be a non-shooting reaction as the effect of all shooting at an enemy unit is determined at the same time (page 41, top right).

So suppose you have a cavalry unit charged by an enemy cavalry unit, and you are lucky (or skilful) enough to have an artillery unit that can shoot at that enemy unit. You might want to do the shooting first, to see what damage is inflicted on the enemy unit, before deciding the reaction of your own cavalry. No doubt there are other situations where shooting before other reactions may be useful but they will be rare.

RogerC
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General Discussion & Announcements / $100 Katzbach
« Last post by forwardmarchstudio on March 29, 2017, 11:56:02 PM »
Hi all,

I don't post here must but I'm a huge fan of Sam's games.  I've been working on a $100 Katzbach scenario using 3mm figures.  The goal was to put together both sides for a Fast Play Grande Arme scenario, with terrain and basing, for under $100.  I think it came off pretty well.  In fact, I need to get with it and over Blucher to try out the newest iteration of Sam's rules. 



The full write up, and lots of other 3mm Napoleonic stuff, including free downloads of the scenario specific bases, and other things of interesting, are at my blog:

http://1809in3mm.blogspot.com
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Future Games / Re: Desert Fox?
« Last post by Brennall on March 29, 2017, 11:40:10 PM »
One of the recent podcasts mention support for Hex terrain instead of squares. How would something like Gaps in his lines work with Hexes (and any other game changes).

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Maurice: Community / Re: The Latest Campaign Battle Report
« Last post by HugoThrobbington on March 29, 2017, 10:44:35 PM »
Thanks cae5ar for the kind comments.
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Maurice: Community / Re: The Latest Campaign Battle Report
« Last post by HugoThrobbington on March 29, 2017, 10:43:22 PM »
Had a few mistakes in the report which I now fixed. I wrote it too late at night after a big day at work - I had actually described one part of the battle twice!
All good now.
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Maurice: Community / Re: The Latest Campaign Battle Report
« Last post by cae5ar on March 29, 2017, 01:25:50 PM »
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the battle report on your blog.

As we are finding with the campaign that we have just started, quantity often wins over quality and national advantages aren't everything - which I think is a good thing - back to basics and put the competitive players in their places (says a player with the most national advantages in our campaign!).

I agree, campaigns are worth the effort, particularly in the simple style of the Succession Wars, which is basically a battle generator without need for maps or complex off-season phases.
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Scharnhorst / Re: Scharnhorst Module for Vassal
« Last post by Bayernkini on March 29, 2017, 07:30:28 AM »
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I designed the module but haven't had a chance to do much with it for ages. I'm happy to share it for people to play around with.

PM sent  :D
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Lasalle Rules Questions / I've Been Wrong All These Years
« Last post by FatherOfAllLogic on March 29, 2017, 07:13:43 AM »
I have gotten back to Lasalle (which I like a great deal) and am re-reading the rules.

I see that shooting takes place during the Reaction Phase.

What I've been doing all these years is to work thru all the Reactions from contact and THEN work thru all the shooting.  This is different.

Does it make a big change or no big deal?
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Maurice: Community / The Latest Campaign Battle Report
« Last post by HugoThrobbington on March 29, 2017, 04:25:00 AM »
Here is the latest report. The Austrian cavalry army continues to do well against smaller, more "nationally advantaged" infantry forces.

http://hugothrobbington.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/maurice-syw-wargame-battle-of-smokers.html

If interested please see above ... our campaign is almost done now after about 15-18 games between 4 players. Small I know but our club likes to cycle through games quickly. Took us about 2-3 months to complete. Well worth it. Will detail a few decisions we made that modified our campaign soon for those interested.

Campaigns are well worth the effort.

Hugo Throbbington
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