21/04/2015 at 12:41 #22681
I’ve blogged the goings on at our final practice day here: http://sparkerswargames.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/final-waterloo-200-practice-game.html
In a nut shell we are pretty much on target for painting, landscaping, plans and orders – getting excited!21/04/2015 at 14:23 #22690paintpigParticipant
Looking good there Ralph
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 Flame21/04/2015 at 14:39 #22691jannerParticipant
That can’t be right – you’ve got to have a last minute panic!
http://jannersjaunt.blogspot.dk21/04/2015 at 17:19 #22699willzParticipant
Excellent work shipmate.22/04/2015 at 08:18 #22743
Thanks Gents! I’m hoping the last minute panic will be all Wellington’s on the day….25/04/2015 at 07:40 #22917WhirlwindParticipant
Nice looking game – the extra pictures via the link are really worth seeing. A couple of questions, if I may?
1. How did you stat up the game (for Black Powder), as in which abilities and what-not did you go for?
2. And are you using any special scenario rules, or just set-up in the historical start positions and have at it and see what befalls?25/04/2015 at 22:58 #22947
1. Principally we got our stats from the 1815 Supplement Albion Triumphant Vol 2, although we did pick and choose a little – to speed the game up, and to reflect the use of conglomerated light companies into ad-hoc skirmish battalions on the Allied side, we dropped the ‘mixed order formation and thus attribute. Also to give the French half a chance we have given Line infantry and artillery the ‘Crack’ attribute.
2. Over the last two years we have tinkered and trialled with many variations on scenario rules, around 2 main themes, gaining physical objectives, and attrition. All of these have been documented on my blog entries over the last couple of years.
But whichever way you set it up, to give the French team an even chance is impossible without totally skewing the game – after all, would the French have attacked, if they had known before hand that the Allied units would have fought as well as the British veterans, that Blucher was going to turn up, and that Grouchy wasn’t?
So yes, we will start off in historical positions, and have the Prussians arrive at the right times for each of their 3 Corps, and we have a gentlemens agreement that generally the French will attack and the Ango-Netherlands to defend.
So it a sense the French are attacking ‘for honour alone’ as it were. But we’ll give it a damn good try!
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