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  • #33599
    kyoteblue
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    I’m reading John Mosier’s history of the battles around Verdun and thinking of doing some FOW Great War games starting next year. I almost have the troops to do it.

    • This topic was modified 5 years, 4 months ago by kyoteblue.
    #33603
    MartinR
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    Basing a game on Mosiers somewhat eccentric insights is going to produce some interesting results. You might find Alistair Hornes elderly but still useful “The Price of Glory” a valuable take on Verdun too.

    Cheers

    Martin

     

     

    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

    #33617
    kyoteblue
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    I have ” The Price of Glory ” as well. I still am amazed that the Allies won.

    #33628
    Otto Schmidt
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    Dear Kyoteblue

    Another useful work is Ian Ousby’s “The Road to Verdun: World War I’s most momentous battle and the Folly of Nationalism.”  Anchor Books , NY, 2003, ISBN  0-385-72173-0   Ousby not only looks at the battle, he looks at the consequences of the view of war, and the War, and what the “meaning” of Verdun became in the subsequent war years.

     

    Otto

    #33629
    kyoteblue
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    I have read that one as well.

    #33723
    kyoteblue
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    Got some 15mm painted French figures in today, mostly 1914-1916 with a few 1916-1918 mixed in. I’ll need to sort and rebase them.

    #33724
    Otto Schmidt
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    Dear Kyoteblue

    I’m curious. Why are you doing Verdun. This is one of the projects that from time to time piqued my interest  but It always evaporated when I realized that I probably could do it by just gluing the figures permanently to the board. I assume you’re going to do it in skirmish style. That would make it even more depressing.  So what’s your interest in it. I can never see it. Not criticizing, just wondering.

     

    Otto

     

    #33728
    kyoteblue
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    Part of it is the 100th anv. of the battle, part my reading about it. That and with FOW engine I can game some of the actions on a 6×4 table in 15mm.
    So why not.

    #33734
    Thaddeus Blanchette
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    You can also do it in 3mm. Much cheaper and smaller.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    #33736
    kyoteblue
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    That is true, but I would have to buy paint and build 3 mm troops and terrain….so……

    #34057
    kyoteblue
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    Slowly working on the French, and I’m buying some more painted Germans. Ordered some of the TSS/QRF German flamethrowers HMG and 105mm Arty through Scale Creep Miniatures.

    #34130
    kyoteblue
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    Got a line on some more painted Germans… we shall see.

    #34138
    kyoteblue
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    Just sent off more money for some painted and based ( For FOW ) French and Germans. This may all come together before the 100th Anniversary !!

    #34140
    paintpig
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    Sounds like a plan Kyote, when your finished mucking around in the west take a look at Palestine, a more mobile war and from experience great fun to game and campaign.

    I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel
    Slowly Over A Low Flame

    #34545
    kyoteblue
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    I would need to buy painted Turks and Anzac’s to do that… I only have so much money.

    #34587
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Sounds like a good plan, but I agree with MartinR on the Mosier book. I wouldn’t touch his stuff with a bargepole….

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    #34588
    kyoteblue
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    I’ll post pictures on my Facebook account when I get troops in. Er I’m still a caveman when it comes to some computer stuff…

    #34607
    kyoteblue
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    Troops arrived today !!! Well enough for a test game in the next day or so. Pics on Facebook. er Jonathan Keepers in Oklahoma USA.

    #35493
    kyoteblue
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    Got more painted troops based up and I will need to do the German Flame throwers to do Verdun. But I’m on tract for Feb’s 100th Anniversary.

    #38686
    kyoteblue
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    Couple of days late but the game is set up and I’ll start rolling dice later this evening. I will try to take pics and post them to face book but no promises. It’s going to really suck for the French at first..

    #38717
    Mishima
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    Look forward to it.

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    #38722
    kyoteblue
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    Facebook is being a bastard and not loading my pictures, damn it.OK it posted 2 out of 6 photos so if you want to see those two go to Facebook and look for Jonathan Keepers in Oklahoma.

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