Hougomont

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Petracelli
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Hougomont

Post by Petracelli » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:33 pm

Evening

Am in the throws of planning a Waterloo game and am in a quandary as to how to represent Hougomont? Should it be two BUA one for each gate, and another one for the walled gardens? Be interested in your views.

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Phil

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Re: Hougomont

Post by bellebsc » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:47 pm

Actually tells you in the rules about this one. Hougomont is classed as a strong point.

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Re: Hougomont

Post by Archdukek » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:00 pm

bellebsc wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:47 pm
Actually tells you in the rules about this one. Hougomont is classed as a strong point.
Not quite, it’s La Haye Sainte which is classified as a strongpoint in the rules. Hougomont isn’t mentioned as far as I can see.

Not sure what the best answer is. I think that at least part of the Chateaux should be a strongpoint, perhaps both halves, leaving the walled garden as a BUA. That would limit the French ability to overwhelm the main garrison with coordinated attacks since they are limited to single battalion attacks on strongpoints. They would need to wear the garrison down.

John

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Re: Hougomont

Post by Petracelli » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:21 pm

Thanks for that really helpful!

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