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by vlad48
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Larding at Vancouver Con 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Larding at Vancouver Con 2019

The more, the better!
by vlad48
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Larding at Vancouver Con 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Larding at Vancouver Con 2019

Coming this Spring we'll have Lard action at Vancouver's Trumpeter Salute convention April12-14. The weekend's lineup of around 100 games includes two well-tested General d'Armee clashes hosted by the North Shore Gamers (1813 Campaign) plus a What a Tanker game set in the Ardennes. Hope to see some ...
by vlad48
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: AWI version
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: AWI version

Question for the chaps from the Border Reivers. In your conversion document you correctly lay out that skirmishers weren't normally used as they were in Napoleonics - but rather as loose infantry to occupy woods, walls but not form formal skirmish lines. How do you handle that in play? If the other ...
by vlad48
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Pickett's Charge
Topic: Pickett's Charge Game Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

Re: Pickett's Charge Game Photos

Tremendous looking game. The only small issue I'd have with the unit markers is that it can tip off the opponent about what grade of troops they are facing - taking away the surprise factor for each regiment/battalion. In our games we provide each player with half index cards listing his Brigade's u...
by vlad48
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Demoralisation levels
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: Demoralisation levels

De-pulley, With your knowledge of Napoleonic Infantry tactics you probably have every right to take umbrage at the tactics discussed being called "gamey" in your own games. If that works - and reflects history - by all means do it. But there are other things to consider - game length and play balanc...
by vlad48
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: AWI version
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: AWI version

Getting an official AWI version of the system would be great but I wonder if the economics of writing and printing a rather specialized title would work. As well, David has been working on his GdA scenario supplements and those have yet to be published so that will likely be his priority. And if we ...
by vlad48
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Demoralisation levels
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: Demoralisation levels

Very interesting discussion - I was not aware how historically the French extensively deployed additional battalions into skirmish lines as David described. Up until now I have just imposed limits on how many battalions can be "skirmishized" in a game, with higher numbers for French or later Prussia...
by vlad48
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Demoralisation levels
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: Demoralisation levels

Hi Mark, This is far from an official ruling - but it seems only reasonable that you must base the Morale level of a brigade on its size at the beginning of the game. Stating the obvious, morale tracks the will and ability of soldiers to fight based on their losses - regardless if those losses occur...
by vlad48
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Skirmishers and Garrisons
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Skirmishers and Garrisons

Gentlemen, It took me 12 days but here's my first set of rules questions for 2019. The rules allow skirmishers to be in BUAs to gain cover but only close order infantry can garrison a BUA. Some questions. 1. can skirmishers in a BUA still fire out as a garrison does or is the skirmish line too broke...
by vlad48
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: GdA for other eras?
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: GdA for other eras?

https://toofatlardies.co.uk/forum/viewt ... awi#p59624

The link above is to an excellent home-made version of the rules for the American Rebellion which can be tweaked for other 18th Century conflicts. Not ideal for the Crimea, though.