Sunday, 7 February 2016

Jordi Bru: an original military painter

Jordi Bru is a professional photographer specialized in military historical photography. He portrays armies and battles from snapshots taken in real recreations of the highlights of Spanish military history. Amongst their paintings, there are many devoted to the Peninsular War, including some less-known Spanish units of the era. You can see below a sample of his work.

Regimiento de Voluntarios de León (1812)
Cazadores de Olivenza (1808)
Many more paints can be seen in his web or in Facebook

Sunday, 27 December 2015

NB-4 web site

Javier Gámez, the man behind the 4th Edition of Napoleon's Battles, has updated the web site devoted to the last edition of the rules.

Boolmark it, to see the last material!

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas from ALKAID

To you and yours
Happy Wargaming!

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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!