|Lilibulero - The Oldbridge Scenario|
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
|11:30 and Frederick is on the move|
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
|The map for Nine Years, a strategic/operation simulation of the war|
After I wrap up Rossbach, I'm going to take a break from the Seven Years War and return to an ealier time. Namely, the Nine Years War, fought from 1688 to 1697.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
|The aftermath of the French attack on Schortau|
That may not be the case on my table.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
|Rossbach: Prussian initial approach and retreat. Because Frederick might have been aggressive, but he was no fool.|
The battles of Rossbach and Leuthen in 1757, during the Seven Years War, are like something from a movie.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
|It took a cautious seven turns for my Austrians to close with the Prussian right in preparation to attack Chotusitz|
Bob Ellis and I got in another round of Hold the Line: Frederick's War today; this time the second battle of the First Silesian War, Chotusitz. This game seesawed back and forth and was very tense right until the end. Bob and I played this time with all of the advanced rules except attacker morale checks and facing, which added a nice bit of chrome to the game. Despite the simplicity of the rules, this game continues to impress us both with just how well it seems to portray the period.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
I ordered Leuthen: Frederick's Greatest Victory today from Victory Point Games. Because only have two other versions of the battle (not counting computer games) is not enough. Plus, the limited intel rules looked cool.
Now I want Command Post Games to make a version, too.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
This weekend's haul from Half-Price Books. The one clipped off in the upper right is Chandler's The Military Maxims of Napoleon. I'm most interested/excited though in the book in the center, Conserving the Enlightenment, a scholarly work on the early French engineering corps.
The book on Marlborough is a little light, but it has some nice maps and seemed like something I could give someone as an introduction.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
|The Prussians trying to reorganize into a more effective offensive formation while the Austrians rally their center|
Had a great time today playing Hold the Line Frederick's War from Worthington Games with my friend Bob Ellis via Vassal.