Wednesday, September 19, 2018

All is Lost Save Honour

I'm in an Italian Wars mood. I'm working on learning the rules for All is Lost Save Honour, an operational/campaign treatment of the period. The system is based on OSG's Campaigns of Napoleon, but heavily modified.

The rules are very wordy. Still, it seems interesting and the map is to die for. Looking forward to giving it a try tomorrow during regular Thursday night gaming.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Wars of Succession: The Best Marlborough Simulator Around

Eugene in Mantua at the end of 1701. He's already beat the pants off the French in two battles and taken Modena

I think Wars of Succession may be the best game AGEOD has ever produced, despite having some "fit and finish" issues. Granted, I'm biased toward the period, but this game takes the best of the new features introduced in Wars of Napoleon, discards what didn't work, and marries it to what did work in games like Thirty Years War  and Rise of Prussia.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Freeman's Farm, 1777

The opening set up for the historical Freeman's Farm scenario from Saratoga, a game from GMT's "Battles of the American Revolution" series. This is the version from the tri-pack that was released last year.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Campaigns on the Danube - 1809

Rain will slow down my offensive. The last thing the Austrians need is to be slower!

In honor of "Spring in Munich," our 1809 campaign Kriegsspiel getting underway today, I've been playing the same campaign in the nearest thing to a computerized Napoleonic operational Kriegsspiel currently available.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bunker Hill

Terri has caused some regrettable losses to my British regulars already and gained a victory banner. However and the grenadiers have managed to evict some rebel militia from their position behind the fence line, though.

Spring in Munich: Ready to Go

The armies are ready to place on the map. Final dispositions are due today. First orders are due tomorrow.

As much as I like Jim's Dalek stickers, I wanted to go with something more reminiscent of Berthier's chest of blocks. Conveniently, the width of one of these blocks equals 2km on the map, and the length equals 4km, the marching speed of the Austrian and French infantry respectively.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Germantown - Conway at Mount Airy

Conway's Pennsylvania brigade deploying versus light infantry and artillery at Mount Airy, as Sullivan's division begins their advance on Germantown.

John Tiller Software Campaign 1776

Sunday, July 15, 2018

WDS Tiller Antietam

The WDS improvements to the Tiller ACW games are astounding

Worthington Games Sale

Worthington Publishing is running a major sale right now. The American Revolution trilogy can be had for $139 for all three games. Wilderness Empires is on sale for $39 (regular $60) if the French and Indian War is more your thing. Lots of other games on sale as well.

"Spring in Munich" An 1809 Kriegsspiel

Where I'll be spending many evenings for the next year and change

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Waterloo 20 with My Wife

Night, June 16th. Through heavy fighting, the Allies have been forced out of Quatre Bras and the Prussians from Ligny.

I've persuaded my wife to do some reading on Waterloo. She's chiefly reading Bernard Corwell's Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies, and Three Battles and may progress on to some other works, including a volume of personal accounts of the battle. To help her understand the situation and choices facing Wellington and Napoleon during those four days, we're playing through Waterloo 20 from the GMT Fading Glory set.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Arrived: Ligny 1815 - Last Eagles

Honestly, it's a disease. An addiction. But I had to have it.

Also, I didn't realize until looking at the map for this how close Fleurus is to Ligny.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Rising Eagles - Learning the Ropes

The Coalition Advanced Guard and 1st Column advance on Telnitz, their orders objective. Davout's III Corps has Defend orders.

This first game I'm playing of Rising Eagles is very much a learning game. Entering the 8AM turn I'm trying out some combat for the first time - and learning an important lesson!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Austerlitz - Rising Eagles

Scenario 1 covers Davout's defense of Telnitz and Sokolwitz on the French right

Grogbrother Jim has been expressing cautious optimism about Hexasim's Eagles of France series this weekend. He's specifically playing Fallen Eagles, which covers Waterloo. I have Rising Eagles, their Austerlitz game. Given Jim's praise for his early attempts at the system, I thought I ought to finally get it on the table and give it a try.