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by grompix
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: After Action Reports
Topic: Corunna - 'General d'Armee' AAR
Replies: 0
Views: 1159

Corunna - 'General d'Armee' AAR

Battle of Corunna 16th January 1809 This was the last all-day Saturday game of 2019 at the Border Reivers. It wasn’t meant to be special – nothing seasonal or anything like that, but it turned out to be somewhat distinctive after all. Members of my old club (The Contemptible Little Wargames Club) ha...
by grompix
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: CSA Gun-Battery Effectiveness
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

Re: CSA Gun-Battery Effectiveness

Hi Tony Yes, of course I had totally forgotten about the increased odds of getting 7s, on a double dice roll, with other numbers declining in statistical proportion - duuhh! Thank you for taking the time to put it all down so eloquently. The locations of the 4-gun slots in the firing tables do indee...
by grompix
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: CSA Gun-Battery Effectiveness
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

CSA Gun-Battery Effectiveness

We had another very enjoyable 'Pickett's Charge' game at our club yesterday. During the proceedings, a question came up which none of us could satisfactorily answer: - The Artillery Fire Casualty Table has 4 gun (ostensibly CSA) batteries of guns picked out in red as they have a lower performance co...
by grompix
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: One Hundred Days Scenario - Attack on Mont St Jean.
Replies: 2
Views: 666

Re: One Hundred Days Scenario - Attack on Mont St Jean.

We will probably play the scenario again sometime soon (but using the off table reserves correctly this time!). Maybe even try the larger option 8-) Since we play in 25/28mm, we assume a ground scale of 1.5mm to the metre which makes Picton's 1,400 meter deployment frontage about 7ft on our table. T...
by grompix
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: One Hundred Days Scenario - Attack on Mont St Jean.
Replies: 2
Views: 666

One Hundred Days Scenario - Attack on Mont St Jean.

We played the 'Attack on Mont St Jean' scenario from the 1815 One Hundred Days supplement last Saturday. We managed to get 10 turns but by then it was obvious that the French forces were so beaten-up that never going to achieve any of their objectives. So it was an Allied victory. Looking at an earl...
by grompix
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: The Old Guard Attack
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: The Old Guard Attack

Another set of pics from the same game on Facebook here: -
https://www.facebook.com/pg/reiverborde ... 6755980188
Chris :D
by grompix
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: AWI version
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: AWI version

Hi Valad48, We could do that but in practice not found it necessary. Our players tend to use their skirmishers to occupy terrain features anyway- maybe because we do tend to have quite a lot of terrain in our AWI games and such troops are more useful in that role. In other respects we treat groups o...
by grompix
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: >> Shrapnel ammunition
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: >> Shrapnel ammunition

Were these two suggestions any good to you EQUITES?
Or have you worked out a different method of simulating shrapnel?
Chris ;)
by grompix
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: >> Shrapnel ammunition
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: >> Shrapnel ammunition

We have used the following house rule to simulate Shrapnel's case-shot: - The British player must announce whether shrapnel is loaded before rolling for hits at effective or long range. If a DT (Discipline Test) is scored then the number of hits is read off the close range battery fire row on the Fi...
by grompix
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Brandywine 1777
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Re: Brandywine 1777

Thanks for your compliments chaps, much appreciated. It must be great living so close to the actual battlefield DeRuyter - have you ever war-gamed it? Teppsta, the original thread for the AWI amendments can be found here: - http://toofatlardies.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=6010&sid=6609ce6c85c82...