Search found 20 matches

by alcibiades
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Reinforcing melee in BUA
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Reinforcing melee in BUA

In our current game we have a small town represented by two adjacent BUA. Both BUA are garrisoned by a British battalion. The French have charged the BUA on the British right with a result of a further round of melee. Can the British battalion in the adjacent BUA reinforce the melee? Thanks for the ...
by alcibiades
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: In which order?
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: In which order?

So, just to be clear, the lead unit may halt its retire/retreat/rout move behind a support unit that was "driven back" as a result of the same charge?
by alcibiades
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: 100 Days - Battle of Gilly
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: 100 Days - Battle of Gilly

We just played the Gilly scenario this past Saturday and had a great game. Everyone enjoyed the game and more importantly, really liked the rules. We completed all 10 turns in just over three hours with the Prussians handily fending off the French attacks. The French had absolutely diabolical die ro...
by alcibiades
Sat May 25, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Terrain and Combat
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: Terrain and Combat

I wondered about the unformed too but that would create even more problems as an unformed unit can't charge so it would be almost impossible to dislodge an enemy holding the river/stream bank.

My inclination is to penalize the attacker during the Melee phase with the loss of 1CD.
by alcibiades
Wed May 22, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Terrain and Combat
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Terrain and Combat

As I continue to peruse the rules in preparation for our next game, I was surprised to note that terrain has little impact on combat. Close order infantry fire on the inferior table but there is no combat bonus, either in the charge or melee phase, for have a superior position whether that be uphill...
by alcibiades
Wed May 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Corps commander optional rules and independent brigades
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Corps commander optional rules and independent brigades

Hi Nick: Game got postponed until this evening. Real life got in the way. Fortunately, we have no time restraints as I can leave my table set up. Will try and remember to take some pics and figure out how to post them. I think the rules would work for large games as long as the players are both fami...
by alcibiades
Mon May 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Corps commander optional rules and independent brigades
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Corps commander optional rules and independent brigades

Hi John et al. Thank you for your response. It was what I was expecting, more or less. How would you handle a multi Corps game with say Napoleon present with a couple of Corps and the Guard? Would you treat the Emperor as a Corps Commander and allow him distribute his 4 ADC to his Corps Commanders w...
by alcibiades
Sun May 19, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Corps commander optional rules and independent brigades
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Corps commander optional rules and independent brigades

Hi all. Looking for a little guidance before a Corps sized game tomorrow. The game is a fictional scenario set in the Peninsula pitting Wellington with the 3rd and Light Divisions supported by two Brigades of cavalry, one light, one heavy against 2 Divisions of Ney's VI Corps, the Corps light cavalr...
by alcibiades
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: MRB - British Army Lists
Replies: 2
Views: 997

MRB - British Army Lists

Support List 5 for the British has a Recce Section with two (2) universal carriers, 4 crew each. One Junior Leader. On the following page that Section is defined as "Two universal carriers commanded by a single Junior Leader. These have a three man crew in each armed with a Bren, a PIAT or a 2" mort...
by alcibiades
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: New Player Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 2222

Re: New Player Questions

Hi all. Thanks very much for your very timely input. You confirmed what I thought with respect to the rules questions I posited. After 40+ years of gaming with the same rules lawyer chances of change are slim to nil. On a positive note, he is always willing to open his wallet to build an opposing fo...