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  • #133456
    Whirlwind
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    Please see here for a refight of the Battle of Sacile 1809, using Baccus 6mm figures and the Horse, Foot and Guns rules to recreate the battle between Prince Eugene’s Franco-Italian army and Archduke John’s Austrian forces, modified from a scenario on Michael Hopper’s book Duel of the Princes.

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #133479
    Norm S
    Participant

    Thank you, I really enjoyed that.

    #133489
    willz
    Participant

    Lovely post, thanks for sharing.

    #133496
    Whirlwind
    Participant

    Many thanks, both.

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #133508
    OB
    Participant

    That was interesting.  Everything seemed to work.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #133509
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    Concur – fascinating report.

    I’ve only played Sacile once, as a solo game using Volley and Bayonet, at the same command level – Brigades as the basic manoeuvre unit.

    I used the orbat and scenario from ‘Austria Stands Alone – The 1809 Campaign’, the scenario book for ‘Volley and Bayonet’, but again easily transferable to other rule sets of similar command level.

    I found the terrain rules in V&B (streams are marshy banked and severely hamper movement and assault) made French progress on this flank impossible. When the reserve (9th ArmyCorps) arrives from Pordenone/Maruzzi the French/Italian are toast.

    I’ve had a copy of HF&G since c2012 but never played them – don’t know why – something about all the peripheral stuff about set up, points etc puts me off. Silly really – tempted to give ’em a go after reading this.

    Thanks for posting.

    #133538
    OB
    Participant

    Me too, downloaded the first couple of versions and had high hopes.  I’m not sure if Phil Barker ever completed them.  There was a bit of a fuss when the very affordable hard copy came out.  I lost track of HF&G after that.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #133550
    Chris Pringle
    Participant

    Very nice! I’ve posted a fuller comment on your blog (as I know we bloggers like comments as reward for our efforts).

    Chris

    Bloody Big BATTLES!

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    #133552
    Whirlwind
    Participant

    Many thanks all.

    Me too, downloaded the first couple of versions and had high hopes. I’m not sure if Phil Barker ever completed them. There was a bit of a fuss when the very affordable hard copy came out. I lost track of HF&G after that.

    I think that they are fully functioning rather than completed. I don’t think that the mechanics need much tinkering but I imagine that Phil Barker would have wanted to complete more Army Lists, especially for the important non-European armies.  I think he intended to widen them to include WW1 also, which would have been very interesting.  IIRC the fuss was that the rulebook was simply a draft version tidied up for publication and so some people who bought it had the same rules as a word doc.  I would love to see it completed along with the companion lower-level sets (three were promised, roughly one for the C18, one for first half of C19 and one for the latter half and beginning of C20).  But it must be a matter of some doubt as to if anything else will ever come out.

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #133554
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks Whirlwind.  Good to know what happened.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

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