01/11/2015 at 05:24 #33599
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.
01/11/2015 at 08:27 #33603MartinRParticipant
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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.
"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke01/11/2015 at 16:44 #33617
I have ” The Price of Glory ” as well. I still am amazed that the Allies won.01/11/2015 at 21:55 #33628Otto SchmidtParticipant
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.
Otto01/11/2015 at 22:00 #33629
I have read that one as well.02/11/2015 at 23:38 #33723
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.02/11/2015 at 23:47 #33724Otto SchmidtParticipant
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.
Otto03/11/2015 at 00:11 #33728
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.03/11/2015 at 02:40 #33734Thaddeus BlanchetteParticipant
You can also do it in 3mm. Much cheaper and smaller.
We get slapped around, but we have a good time!03/11/2015 at 02:47 #33736
That is true, but I would have to buy paint and build 3 mm troops and terrain….so……07/11/2015 at 22:40 #34057
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.09/11/2015 at 23:19 #34130
Got a line on some more painted Germans… we shall see.10/11/2015 at 05:02 #34138
Just sent off more money for some painted and based ( For FOW ) French and Germans. This may all come together before the 100th Anniversary !!10/11/2015 at 07:14 #34140paintpigParticipant
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.
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Slowly Over A Low Flame16/11/2015 at 22:51 #34545
I would need to buy painted Turks and Anzac’s to do that… I only have so much money.17/11/2015 at 17:07 #34587AbwehrschlachtParticipant
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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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…17/11/2015 at 23:01 #34607
Troops arrived today !!! Well enough for a test game in the next day or so. Pics on Facebook. er Jonathan Keepers in Oklahoma USA.10/12/2015 at 22:38 #35493
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.24/02/2016 at 01:21 #38686
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..24/02/2016 at 22:31 #38717MishimaParticipant
Look forward to it.
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