Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The combat of Dessau (III)

The French are pressing their advance against the Prussian rearguard

The French reinforcements try to outflank the Prussian left flank
The 3/3rd Reserve IR forces back the first French assault on Polnitz
The surprised Prussian gunners are wiped out by the 12e Hussards Regiment
In the cemetery area, the Badeners are forced back by the 7th Kurkmark Landwehr Cavalry...
... whereas the 3/3rdReserve IR routs a second French attack
The Prussians are on the defensive, but the stakes are high...
Watch this space!

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Voyager probes found in 'Elite: Dangerous'

I'm taking these holidays to play 'Elite Dangerous' (sorry, no wargaming at Christmas).
Below is a sample of the "realism" of the game: a close encounter of a gamer (unluckily not me!) with the Voyager 1 and 2 probes in the outskirts of the Solar system.

Voyager 1

Voyager 2

Remember that the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 twin probes, were launched 37 years ago (September 1977) and are still flying.

Watch this space!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy wargaming!

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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The combat of Dessau (II)

The fight near Dessau continues, with the Prussians running for the safety of the bridges, while their rearguard is facing the advancing French

The 10e Hussars is broken by the reinforced Prussian cavalry near the cemetery
Meanwhile, Delmas is trying to outflank the first Prussian defensive line
And his other brigada advances against the cemetery area
The Baden dragoons fall on the flank of the Prussian cavalry
and the French reinforcements run to catch the retreating Prussians
The Prussian flank is in danger while their rearguard faces the French.
Watch this space!

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Merry Christmas from ALKAID

Happy wargaming!

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Elite Dangerous launching

Today, December 16, 2014, is the first day of Elite Dangerous 1.0. See the official Trailer (best in full screen mode) and enjoy!

The galaxy is waiting!

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Friday, 5 December 2014

The combat of Dessau(I)

The combat of Dessau has begun. See below the first moments of the fight.

The 10e Hussards Regiment charges the Cossack screen
The first Prussian reinforcements arrive, escorting the baggage train
The Cossacks fall back and the 1st Kurkmark Landwehr Cavalry Regiment charges the Baden Dragoons 
The Baden Dragoons routs the Prussians (is a French turn)
The 10th French Hussars join to the Baden Dragoon to pursuit the routed 1st Kurkmark Landwehr Cavalry
... but the Prussians evade by falling back to the cemetery
Part of the Prussian reinforcements (Schoon's cavalry) runs to the center, while the rest (Kroos's Reserve) escorts the artillery and baggage train
The Delmas's 9th División arrives in forcé in front of Polnitz
Watch this space!

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Thiessen. The full report

I have uploaded the full Scenario and the After Action Report (AAR) of the combat of Thiessen (September 4, 1813), finished with a French marginal victory of the Bertrand's Italo-Wurttemberg forces over the Bulow's Prussian Army of Silesia. According to Lasalle rule-set, the battle finished in a similar way to the real life, when the Prussians reached their Morale Break level and  failed the subsequent test.

You can watch the development of the battle by following the instructions to use the visor.

Next thing, the combat of Dessau, in the previous days to the battle of Lepzig!

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Visiting Sol in Elite Dangerous

The launching of Elite Dangerous is scheduled on 16 december and meanwhile the proccess of design and testing continues.
You can see below a view of Galileo station orbiting Mars

and a view of ALKAID the home star of ALKAID EDICIONES

Right on, Commander!

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