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    Chris Pringle
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    A fun and fast-moving game at the club this week as Austrians rush up to oppose Prussians trying to emerge from a pass in Bohemia. Photo-AAR here.

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    Good Show!

    "Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?"

    Axel Oxenstierna

    #167661
    Tony S
    Participant

    I agree with your assessment of that war.  As you say, the different weapons and tactical doctrines make for a fascinating wargame.

    I found the table setup interesting.  I’ve always had trouble with such large scale battles, trying to replicate the battleground with my terrain collection.  Usually the problem are hills.   I kind of like the solution your friend came up with – I do admit I find that old school clean simple look quite appealing.

    Just like I don’t need figures that look like Dallimore’s collection, I don’t take a table that looks like Bruce Weigle’s!

    #167663
    Chris Pringle
    Participant

    Thanks, chaps!

    Tony: yes, hills are a challenge. Did you follow the link to the essay I wrote about a few different ways of coping with that challenge? Konstantinos’s solution – layers of felt – is a clever one that is relatively easy.

    #167664

    You can also cut the felt to specific sizes, and glue contours on them, it actually does not look too bad (of course I have an inexpensive source for felt as a friend works in the textile industry)

    "Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?"

    Axel Oxenstierna

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