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    This weekend myself and six friends took the time to recognise National Armed Forces Day and support Combat Stress by playing the first of a series of refights of the Battle of Talavera fought two hundred and eight years ago on the 27th/28th July 1809

    In this first game, our French team of players attempted to fight the plan envisaged by their historical counterparts with a few tweaks at improvement.

    Of course they couldn’t know what our Anglo-Spanish team would do in response!

    We had quite a few twists and turns with an uncanny similarity to the actual battle.

    If you would like to see how things turned out and perhaps support the project with a contribution to the Just Giving page, then follow the link to JJ’s


    Lots of stuff in this post.

    Jonathan (JJ)


    Avatar photoCerdic

    Good looking table, there!

    Avatar photoIain Fuller

    Looking fantastic as usual Jonathan. It must be a great feeling to see all your hard work has resulted in such a cracking result (and for such a great cause too). However, I’m sure I’m not the only one who is slightly disappointed that we won’t see those regular instalments of Napoleonic loveliness anymore.

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    Thanks Chaps.

    Hey thanks Iain, yes I have wanted to fight this battle, this way, for a long time, as close friends know and so it was a thrill to finally bring it to the table.

    I am planning to play this set up over several more games throughout this year, and will be playing myself next month in the anniversary game so aim to make this a game to remember with a photo album for myself and players who would like one.

    Then it will be off to the Dacian Wars as the main theme with other stuff slotted around which will will include additions to this collection with a view to coming back to it to pick up the theme for 1810 at a later stage.

    So the Napoleonics won’t stop, just be a little less consistent while I start bringing Roman’s and Dacians on to the stage.

    Thanks for your comment



    Avatar photoOB

    I guess I’m going to read your blog post more than once, first rate stuff and as ever, from you, it looks great.


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    Thanks for an excellent AAR, fantastic photo’s JJ.

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    Thanks chaps, really pleased you enjoyed the read.

    All the best



    Avatar photoAbwehrschlacht

    OMG! Amazing pictures!!

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