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VolleyFireVSFwargames

New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond
http://volleyfirevsfgames.blogspot.com/

Henry has introduced me to a new set of rules look here for new tales of these adventures.
IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey

Volleyfiresupplydepot

My newly updated blog for supplies and painting tips gleaned from the web and my general surplus miniature selling page click on the link to take you to the new blog.
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I now have joined the electronic age and have paypal and EBay auctions.

VolleyFireOverseas

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.

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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

Monday, May 28, 2012

Bob Moon in Nashville - NashCon 40mm FIW

Once again Bob Moon created a great game here are some excellent pictures from Nashville HMGS- MIDS SOUTH

Raid on St. Francis
After years of putting up with raids on the small farms and settlements of upstate New York, the British have decided to chastise the Indians by attacking their base at St. Francis. Robert Rodgers and his Rangers, aided by Provincial and Local Militia, set forth to try to punish the Indians for their past misdeeds and hopefully deal a heavy blow to French influence in the area. Join the defenders of St. Francis and help protect it from the wrath of the British or gather up your powder and shot and attempt to give your King his retribution! Bob Moon, sponsored by the Jacksonville Garrison and Sash & Saber, brings us this French & Indian War scenario in 40mm using the F&IW variant of “Brother Against Brother”. There will be room for 7 players. Children under 16 must be accompanied by playing adult. An MVP trophy will be awarded.










Friday, May 25, 2012

Napoleonics 2012 Memorial Day NashCon Scenario

Valle de la Muerte
Canto de Furlong separates the Lago de Langford plains to the southwest from the Valle de la Muerte to the north. French forces are encamped around Amargo Fuente, the only water source for miles, to observe the pass between Canto de Furlong and La Ballena Negro. The Spanish provincial forces in La Ballena Negro must clear the pass and unite with the British in Canto de Furlong at all costs. The French force, with its advantage of a central position, plans to prevent the unification of the enemy and deny them the victory. Mark Johnson presents this Peninsular War battle using 25mm figures and “Bonaparte” rules. There will be openings for up to 6 players.

As Henry and I were unable to attend NashCon this weekend - we took Mark Johnson's scenario and amended it to use just two Brigades of French chosen by a random die roll  (1 infantry brigade 4 battalions 2 battalion guns and 1 cavalry brigade with 3 horse guns) and two Brigades of Russians chosen by a random die roll (Henry got a Grenadier Brigade with a attached regiment of Hussars and a Brigade of Russian infantry with an attached battery) all infantry was rated as steady with random unit counters scattered about the table. The obejective for both sides was to destroy the enemy but control the village de la Muertevich water supply as that main objective was important for victory conditions.

Henry will be cross posting - His Elite Brigade fought valiantly but was overwhelmed by sheer numbers of French and some lucky die rolls by the french commanders.  The French were nearly undone by overeaching and engaging the1st Russian Grenadier Brigade while using one lone regiment of German Light dragoons to dismount and hold the village. Henry's Other Russian Line Brigade fought hard and eventually pushed the German Light Dragoons out of the village. The Russians won a phyrric victory as they suffered watching one Brigade suffer over 50 percent casualties but its destruction lead to the Russian Brigade commander to win the goal of resupplying the division with water as the Russians held the town at the end of the game.
Pictures of the action will follow -


May 28th 2012 - Continuation of the village de la Muertevich water supply battle. Stephen came over to see if he could hold the village (at first we wondered if he had too few reinforcements but he used the light cavalry brigade with supporting horse artillery quite judicially as he kept the French bottled up with Russian counter squares!

Initial Russian victory for the first day will be tested as a second day of battle commences to see if the Russian Brigade can hold on too its gains from the day before. The French Brigades with one arriving brigade of reinforcements for both the russians and the french will be attempting to rip the the village de la Muertevich water supply from Russian hands-

Battle results from today - Russians continued to hold the village de la Muertevich water supply, as the remnants of the defeated Russian Grenadier  Brigade returned to the battlefield along with a reconstituted brigade of 2 cav regiments with horse artillery - this was just enough to hold off the renewed French attack as the french polish brigade was forced into square and one disordered square finally broke as the Hussar cavalry assaulting it retired after a simultaneous breaktest. Fresh French reinforcesments of 5 Battalions made no headway in attempting to break into the village from the south eastern corner. French forces will have seek fresh water further down stream. The French Cavalry Polish Horse artillery battery was crushed after 3 rounds of melee as the artillery vainly struggled to hold on to the battery.

Pictures of the action will follow -