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The Battle of Nachod, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Field of Battle, 10mm Gerry Henry has been preparing for this game for about three years. While some lucky people limit themselves to a single period, Gerry only wargames a single war – in fact just a single battle! His terrain for the Battle of Nachod (fought on 27th June 1866) is therefore

The Battle of Nachod, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Field of Battle, 10mm Once again I found myself at Gerry Henry’s place, fighting over the same little patch of Bohemia as before. After four visits to it the delights of the village of Wenzelsberg are fading slightly. Fortunately, this time I was joined by Colin Jack, who joined me on the Prussian

The Battle of Nachod, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Field of Battle, 10mm Back in August I helped Gerry Henry playtest his rules for the Austro-Prussian War of 1866. This small Sunday game was another chance to tweak the rules, and we fought over the same little patch of Bohemia, around the village of Wenzelsberg. Now, I’m not particularly a fan of

The Battle of Nachod, 1866

Bismarck’s Wars, Field of Battle, 10mm  I wouldn’t say that my pal Gerry “the Vet” Henry is a one trick pony. Oh no. He doesn’t just wargame – he competes in hill rallies in a souped-up Mini, he raises horses which his daughters ride competitively, and he’s extremely well-read. Once can almost forgive him his rabid

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