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by DCRBrown
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Guns again
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Guns again

P, Right, I see where you are coming from. I agree with what's been said, it would seem a little gamey if a player were to squeeze his artillery onto the slimmest base possible in order to take advantage of the much reduced battery frontage. :roll: I would suggest that when playing games you use the...
by DCRBrown
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Guns again
Replies: 13
Views: 479

Re: Guns again

N, I'm not convinced that this was always the case, though this interpretation has gained ground in recent years, esp. since the publication of that excellent book the Waterloo Companion! 8-) One has to bear in mind that batteries were flexible both in width and depth, thus we are dealing with gener...
by DCRBrown
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Opportunity charge.
Replies: 31
Views: 1082

Re: Opportunity charge.

PL,

And I agree, it is each to their own, so by all means use your interpretation if you wish, in the great scheme of things it probably makes little difference overall.

BTW - good video! 8-)

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by DCRBrown
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Opportunity charge.
Replies: 31
Views: 1082

Re: Opportunity charge.

B, Is that the initial OP question? I won initiative so declare my cav charge towards a french cav unit, however I have an enemy cav unit to my flank who declares an opportunity charge to stop my cav . All good so far but my question is as my original target of the charge is no longer going to be ch...
by DCRBrown
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: The Old Guard Attack
Replies: 1
Views: 268

The Old Guard Attack

Nice AAR of the last action from the 100 Days Campaign scenario book over on TMP.

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=509043

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by DCRBrown
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Opportunity charge.
Replies: 31
Views: 1082

Re: Opportunity charge.

PL,

To reconfirm - it's as per Bellebsc's last remark.

Opp charges can also be fraught with danger, as we found on 26th fighting Vitoria, when weary French dragoons tried to opportunity charge British heavy dragoons and failed - badly - permitting those heavies to ride into a French battery!

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by DCRBrown
Thu May 30, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Press on result
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: Press on result

M,

Press on applies to cavalry as well.

Infantry are simply the default setting in the rules! ;)

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by DCRBrown
Wed May 29, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Flank or not Flank
Replies: 12
Views: 839

Re: Flank or not Flank

Unformed units may wheel in response to a charge. The reason Unformed units are restricted in the movement phase is to prevent players carrying out all sorts of sneaky moves ;) with unformed units, when in reality they would almost certainly be concentrating on reforming the ranks or at a push withd...
by DCRBrown
Wed May 29, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Terrain and Combat
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Terrain and Combat

T/E,

Yes, that's right - the modifier does not state how the casulaties must be inflicted, its simply casualties suffered in the charge.

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by DCRBrown
Sat May 25, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Terrain and Combat
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Terrain and Combat

Al, Streams are an interesting feature in Napoleonic battles, as infantry rarely seemed to man the actual bank of a stream, as we tend to in wargames. Close order infantry often appeared to deploy further back and not hold the immediate bank, this being left to skirmishers. I suspect this might have...