27/06/2017 at 07:48 #65769
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.
http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk27/06/2017 at 13:12 #6579327/06/2017 at 13:20 #65794Iain FullerParticipant
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.27/06/2017 at 13:39 #65800
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
http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk27/06/2017 at 19:16 #65831OBParticipant
I guess I’m going to read your blog post more than once, first rate stuff and as ever, from you, it looks great.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/27/06/2017 at 20:33 #65839willzParticipant
Thanks for an excellent AAR, fantastic photo’s JJ.28/06/2017 at 18:00 #65928
Thanks chaps, really pleased you enjoyed the read.
All the best
http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk29/06/2017 at 20:11 #66020AbwehrschlachtParticipant
OMG! Amazing pictures!!
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