Sunday, 22 November 2015

Napoleon's Battles 4

At last, Javi Gámez and his friends, have released the fourth edition of Napoleon's Battles also known as Marechal edition. The rule book can be buyed in Caliver Books.

The rule-book is generally in accordance with the late Bob Coggins's opinions. The rules are written in a more modern and readable flow, avoiding the sub-sub-sub-...paragraph style of previous editions. The main differences in the game rules from previous editions are:
(1) The fight in built-up areas (BUA's) is now more realistic and the change forces the attacker to make a costly hand-to-hand assault to take the village/town. This is achieved by a simple and elegant modification of the casualty assignament in the artillery fire phase, that makes almost impossible to disperse the defenders only by fire.
(2) The passage of lines is now more difficult (as it was in the real world) and prevents lightning counterattacks by troops placed in the second line.
There are other minor (but sensible adjustments) placed in the Optional Rules section. The most significant is that routed units can now rally with no general attached (with a -3 modifier)

You can follow the player reactions and the Javi's answers in the Yahoo group as well as in the Napoleon's Battles page, that describes the changes in deep.

In conclusion, a must for the Napoleonc grand-tactical wargamer!

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Saturday, 14 November 2015

Vive la France!!!

November 13, 2015
No pasarán!!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

CEED (Curious Encounters in Elite Dangerous)

See yourself

The combat of Dessau (and V)

The combat of Dessau is in its last stages:

The French are advancing in the center...
... whereas the Prussians are trying to delay the foreseeable outcoming
However, the French right forces are outflanking the Prussians...
... whereas these have shortened their line protecting the retreat of their artillery
The French have occupied all thestrongpoints of the battlefield...
... forcing the Prussians to retreat
There was not additional turns and the battle is over. The Prussian losses amounted to 7 points: 3/3rd Reserve IR; 1/4th E. Prussian IR; Fus/4th E. Prussian IR; 6 pdrs battery #6 with the General Muller killed in action. The French losses were lighter: 4 points from the 10me Hussards and the 1/145e Ligne R.
The Prussians retired from the battlefield without Imperial interference and the battle is a DRAW

Watch this space!

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Waterloo 18 th june 1815

Today is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, the reason behind this blog.

Watch this space!

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

"Striker" in Elite!!!

Well, this Commander is not Stryker (from Hinton Hunt Vintage blog fame) but almost .....

Soon, the end of the combat of Dessau!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The combat of Dessau (IV)

Despite the very demanding job duties, the combat of Dessau is still being fought

The 3/5st Kurmark LwIR rejects the attacks of the 3/43e Ligne at Polnitz...
... however, their comrades of the 3/3rd Reserve IR are broken by the joint attack of the French
The French reinforcements are ready to launch an attack to the Prussian left flank
... whereas the 1/145e IR is also attacking in the opposite flank
... forcing the Prussians to fall back all along their line
The outcome of the combat is near, so... watch this space!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Me and myself in Elite

During one of my space travels in Elite, I was very surprised to find myself: a NPC pilot called 'rpardo' aboard a Lakon 'Type 9 Heavy' freighter in the AZ Cancri system.

Luckily, the NPC was 'clean'. Otherwise, I would have been forced to destroy him and perhaps the spatio-temporal structure had been damaged!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

'Napoleon 1813: Decision at Bautzen' a book from J.R. Arnold

J.R. Arnold, the famous author of many napoleonic books for the historian and wargamer, has published a new work, Napoleon 1813: Decision at Bautzen. The book is focused on the Napoleon's recovery after his Russian disaster. It starts with the battle of Mockern, and covers until Bautzen and the end of the Spring's Campaign of 1813.

From the web of the autor:
"Napoleon 1813 describes and explains Napoleon's efforts to recover from the catastrophe of 1812. It dismisses many conventional myths regarding the spring campaign of 1813. Was Ney to blame for the campaign's failure? What role did Napoleon's lack of cavalry play? Did one of history's 'Great Captains' have a realistic chance to preserve his reign? On the allied side, the role of Prussia is described, including the critical contribution of the much-scorned Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III. Blücher and the Prussian General Staff emerge with relentless determination to fight the French. Their distrust of the Russians and their own blunders threaten to unravel the Russo-Prussian alliance. At the heart of the allied effort is Tsar Alexander. His messianic vision to bring down the French emperor works at odds with his decision to usurp command of the allied armies from the military professionals. Throughout the story of the tumultuous spring days, Napoleon 1813 gives voice to the soldiers who participated in a campaign that proved Napoleon's last, best chance to preserve his dynasty."

The book has 464 pages including 35 maps, 71 illustrations, and two appendices, and can be buyed on-line in the Arnold's web

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