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Archives for August 2011

The Battle of Vyazma, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm The real Battle of Vyazma was a hard-fought affair, where the Russians tried to block the advance of the Grand Armee’s rearguard during the retreat from Moscow in 1812. This multi-player Black Powder game was an equally well-contested battle, but it was only loosely based on the real engagement.

Storming the Pratberg, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Field of Battle / Piquet, 10mm When my friend Gerry “the Vet” invited me to take part in a “learning curve” game in 10mm, I admit to being underwhelmed by the prospect. However, Gerry is a nice chap, and it seemed churlish to say no, just because I’m a size snob, and was

The Bridge over the Ems, 1759

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm This small game scenario centred around a broken wheel. The wheel of a Prussian ammunition wagon had broken while the wagon was crossing a bridge over the River Ems near Münster, in Western Germany. The accident happened as a siege battery was being moved across country, and the blocked