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This is a blog I set up to chronicle my adventures in wargaming overseas in Scotland in 2011 and to continue following particular games overseas that I enjoyed with my new friends in Edinburgh. I look forward to finally updating this with more pics soon.


Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy
Les Grognards Blog "The sabre that Napoleon used at Marengo"

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals
Napoleon Mulling over his battle plan

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton
Quiet before the battle

Napoleon the morning of waterloo

More Iron Mitton Cartoons

More Iron Mitton Cartoons
Knock - Knock

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Civility in wargaming

Civility in wargaming

Sunday, February 28, 2010

In The Grand Manner Napoleonics Continued Part 2

The conclusion of In the grand Manner first play test

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Zulu's Rorkes Drift - Rick OBrian (the Flag Dude) & Kennesaw Mountain Gamers

this wargame was sponsored by KENNESAW MOUNTAIN GAMERS - (War of Spanish Succession Gamers) -COWS OF FILET - and a special thank you to Rick OBrian (the Flag Dude)for a great game and Continental Airlines for getting him home in time to host the game.

And two hours sleep only saw him forget a couple of minor items.

Jim Schmidt

Rick OBrian

next to the board in this pic is an excellent mock-up of the interior of the hospital (we skipped that part of the game) and abstracted it out by having two trays of Zulus stationed against the hospital for 5 or 6 turns. Rick OBrian mentioned making the hospital fight a skirmish game by itself on a larger scale. I hope Rick emails me a pic of the mock-up so I can add it into this post

Friday, February 19, 2010

25mm Napoleonics in February Andy n Stephen try out In the Grand Manner

more spanish troops moving
cordova's battalion moving along da creek

spanish militia finally moving

spanish light cav milling about recovering from a charge that failed to penetrate the french lines

polish infantry will these troops turn the tide

more french reinforcements

Spanish forces manuever to cut off the only french held road to our french line of communications

french reinforcements arrive? too late to counter the british and spanish attack - check back in two weeks

french still held the town in force before foolishly advancing to slow the british down oops we are outnumbered where are those reinforcements we were promised

french dragoons prepare to mount but did not quite make it

French infantry engage too quickly

Earlier polish lancers forced this battalion into square before the brunswick lancers arrived
British occupy second position half the town is theirs

the french commander watches with concern at his small detachment is quickly overrun


First play attempt with new rules I traded for from NobleKnight games. Andy really likes them,
I am looking forward to more play time with a new set of rules as we take a break from repairs
for a while. French troops occupied a minor town outside their fortress port o de corvo. Only a dragooon regiment, one line battalion the 32nd with attached skirmishers reinforced by a squadron of guard lancers and a company of italian grenadiers with a bavarian heavy artillery battery were available for Colonel Marbot. He was relieved by General divison Rauchebirt
as fresh French forces moved up to counter attack