Post of the month:
Over at http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.com/ Chris has created a wonderful game of D'Erlon's assault at Waterloo. Let me indulge use all with some of this (make yourself a cuppa and follow the link for a lovely long read). He has also shared downloadable maps and orders of battle.
The grand battery starts firing:
With the British infantry covered by the reverse slope:
There are endless wonderful pictures over at - http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.com/2022/08/west-country-derlons-assault-part-two-1.html - go an immerse yourself and have a damned good read.
JJ has been enjoying some naval action:
"Likewise Kiss Me Hardy performed magnificently to produce a fast flowing game with turns proceeding at a good pace and with the ever present uncertainty of the chit driven activation and testing sequence, that had its say many times throughout the game, with its last surprise giving Nathan his opportunity at a double stern rake on the Victorious to set up what seemed like an unlikely French victory."
The card events have a noticeable effect on the course of a battle but they are not over powerful: I would describe them as well balanced - I like to play them but don't like them played on me! The way you use cards to rally is one of my favourite mechanisms in the game: it's novel, it's quick, it's logical, it's ingenious, you'll like it
I particularly liked the random card driven activation, and the way your force is considered part of a much larger fight, so your division is a small, but probably crucial, part of a greater action fought all around your table.
Out of my normal scale but http://wargameterrain.blogspot.com/2022/07/perry-miniatures-new-75mm-napoleonic.html mention the new 75mm figures from the Perry's marking the capture of Banda Aceh. This reminds me of one of my favourite books Nathaniel's Nutmeg - a wonderful history.
A great big Napoleonic battle at Barry's House - that the way our lives should be!
Some very pretty 28mm Napoleonic Württemberg Light Infantry popped up as preparation for a joint game.
Against better judgement... I became excited recently by the prospect of a big group 28mm Napoleonics project. As the project is being inspired by Borodino and the 1812 campaign and I didn't want to do either of the main protagonists, I am aiming at Von Bruxelles' Württemberg light brigade (part of the French 3rd Corp.).
Some beautiful Bavarians at http://ajs-wargaming.blogspot.com/2022/06/28mm-napoleonic-bavarians-re-based.html
Another truly epic game over on http://onemanhisbrushes.blogspot.com/2022/08/gaming-napoleonics-dresden-1813-part-1.html this time Dresden - in all it's hugeness: (and promise of more to come)