Well of course at some point it had to happen. The Battle of Waterloo was just a matter of time.
I am still looking for a good Waterloo/Napoleonic gaming system. I have limited experience with most of the systems out there today but continue to research.
So for now we rely upon the simple elegance of C&C Nappy to share what might have been.
I am particularly taken by the Mask Of Commands take on Wellingtonian era Command. As it was the last stage of Generalship that hovered at the line or near the line.
In any case all good things thing to write about and explore via our medium here.
The Battle of Waterloo:
A quick note. Whilst the rules are tight. They are worded in such a way that ambiguity can arise. There are so many instances where an item, a team, an enemy or a location can be adjacent or neighboring that I am literally double checking every time. For example, when I check for Sniper attack on a street crossing. I must look very carefully, where is the zone limit? Is it the dotted line, the solid line, both? Is it neighboring or adjacent units that matter for this?
That type of thing.
The rest of the game is simple.
Time for reinforcements Turn 3
I can see that this might end up being a bit of grind especially if rolls don’t go well early. The task is truly daunting. For me I focus on the Zones in front, and worry about that huge board ahead of me later. I also realized (I think that 2 units can be in a zone, obviously not 2 in a location… but then whey not say “NO STACKING”. Some of the language is word ‘differently’. I think more play testing with US /UK based non grognards might have helped.
Finally we clear Zone 1
An entertaining back story on the conflict between Vampire and Werewolf, and its impact upon Romania and the 11th Crusade.
The son of Pelasgus by Meliboea was the King of Arcadia who sired a son Lycaon (LUKAWN).
Lycaon disdained his father’s worship of Zeus. Upon Pelasgus’s death, Zeus wanted to see for himself the irreverence of the people and Lycaon, the son of the King in particular.
Lycaon wanted to affront Zeus in a spectacular way. He took his grandchild, a mere stripling and dismembered and sacrificed him on an altar then proceeded to present the child as a banquet feasting piece during the feast held at the zenith of the moons brightness. By sacrificing his grandchild Arcas and serving that child to the god, Lycaon tried to test Zeus.
Zeus, transforms Lycaon
Zeus, angered at the effrontery of the mortal threw thunderbolts destroying Lycaon’s palace. Zeus, in pity and charity then restored the child to life.
The Gods rage shook the foundations of the city and palace. Lycaon in fear fled along with his sons. All 50 of them (dirty bugger). Zeus hunted them all down. Each was changed into the likeness of a wolf. Zeus proclaimed mightily that the sons of and progeny of Lycaon would forever desire the flesh of man.
The sons and Lycaon fled Arcadia. Some fled north thru Macedonia, modern day Bulgaria and as far north as Romania.
Great article about the part of the war in Athens and the politics, and military thought at the time. This ties back to our examination of the Battle of Akragas and the end of the Tyrant era.
Thanks to Doric Webdesign : http://warandgame.com/
SYRACUSE: PLEMMYRIUM (413) Peloponnesian War
The Spartan general Gylippus commanding the Syracusans had been touring the various cities of Sicily soliciting reinforcements. He returned to Syracuse with his recruits and encouraged the Syracusans to try their fortune in a sea battle. When the fleet was ready, Gylippus led out all his infantry by night with the intention of attacking the three Athenian-held forts on Plemmyrium. This was a headland which projected northward to form the southern jaw of the mouth of the Great Harbour. The Athenians had fortified it and had a mooring at its base. The citadel was on the northern promontory which formed the opposite jaw. While Gylippus was marching to the forts, the 35 Syracusan triremes stationed in the harbour were sailing up against the Athenians, while another 45 from the smaller harbour, which was on the seaside of the city, were sailing round to threaten Plemmyrium from the open sea. The Athenians manned 60 ships. They sent 25 into the Great Harbour and 35 to the harbour mouth to deal with the ‘outsiders’. Meanwhile the Athenians in Plemmyrium were distracted by the naval battle and were taken off guard by Gylippus, who attacked in the early morning and seized all three forts. The Syracusans did not fare so well at sea. The ‘outsiders’ forced the Athenians back and then entered the harbour but in an undisciplined manner. Without any order they presented an easy prey to the Athenians, who proceeded to worst both them and the hitherto successful ‘insiders’. They sank 11 Syracusan ships and lost 3 of their own. Against that, the loss of the forts was a major disaster because they were used as depots and were full of stores of every kind. In addition, they had provided protection for incoming convoys. In the opinion of Thucydides, this loss was the principal cause of the impending deterioration of the Athenian army.
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Falkland Island War
The Argentine Army upon orders from the Government are to attack British Sovereign soil. A weak thinly veiled attempt at uniting an inflation ravaged, poor country behind the flag via war.
In the wee hours of the morning April 2nd 1982 Special Forces Commandos and Amphbios units attack the barracks of the Royal Marines.
Historically the Barracks and Government House were over run and the Brits, barely fired a shot.