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by Fairfax
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Quatre Bras Demo Game
Replies: 13
Views: 3723

Re: Quatre Bras Demo Game

Congratulations to you and your group John.

The game looks like it's going to be fantastic.

Just sorry I won't be able to track up from Cheshire, but I look forward to seeing more photos.

Thanks for sharing and enjoy the show.

Cheers
Keith
by Fairfax
Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Ball and Skirmishers
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Ball and Skirmishers

Walt

I think the answer is at Page 71 Skirmish Screen Effectiveness where it states thst artillery shot will always pass through a screen without effect and strike any close order units behind.

Hope this helps.

Keith
by Fairfax
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Charging guns
Replies: 6
Views: 2057

Re: Charging guns

I agree with John and KeefM
Anything that obliges you to think like a battlefield commander has to be a good thing in my book.
As David says, wargaming myths abound and it is very easy to interpret history with them in mind.
IMHO these are the best Napoleonic rules on the market.
Keith
by Fairfax
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Austrian OB for 1809
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Re: Austrian OB for 1809

Thanks David, it helps to know how you approached the matter.

I agree with you John and will probably do the same.

Pleased to see there are other "heretics" prepared to make the necessary compromises.

Thanks for your comments.

Cheers
Keith
by Fairfax
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Austrian OB for 1809
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Austrian OB for 1809

At pages 10 & 11 David has helpfully give two examples of OB's for French and Austrian forces. I am researching the 1809 campaign with a view to building French, Bavarian and Austrian forces...a long term project!! I am struggling to reconcile the Austrian OB in the rules with the numbers set out in...
by Fairfax
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Charging Skirmishers or Line
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Re: Charging Skirmishers or Line

Hi Mike

I think you will have to declare a charge on the skirmishers who follow the procedure for evading as per page 50. Your troops can then go on to continue the charge against the close order troops P50 (4).

That's my interpretation for what it's worth.

Cheers
Keith
by Fairfax
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: GdA: AR Assault on Vimeiro Hill
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Re: GdA: AR Assault on Vimeiro Hill

Great report John. Looks like it was a good game!
As a stranger to GdB I was wondering how the scenario books would work with GdA and if your report is anything to go by they they seem to fit very well.
Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing more.
Cheers
Keith
by Fairfax
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Multiple Charges question
Replies: 9
Views: 2346

Re: Multiple Charges question

Fascinating debate guys.
I have not yet been able to try the rules "in action" as yet, but this sort of exchange and David's comments are very helpful indeed.
Thanks to all.
by Fairfax
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Not excited about skirmishers
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Re: Not excited about skirmishers

I am with the earlier postings on skirmishers.
I feel the rules handle them in a realistic and playable way.
They are not battle winners, but equally have to be dealt with.
No change needed in my view, but each to his own.
by Fairfax
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Terrific AAR of GdA Game
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: Terrific AAR of GdA Game

Roundie has now completed the bat rep ending the suspense of the final paragraph.

Congratulations on a great game, really interesting report and the impressive maps and photos.

All very inspirational :D