Friday, July 25, 2014

Leipzig After Action report Part I

     For starters I would like to thank Tom and his lovely wife Laura for allowing us to use a (small) portion of beautiful home to stage the game. This is especially important as Tom and family has just moved to Michigan from Texas in the week before. They were gracious and generous hosts. Thank you again!

     I have long heard of the famous quote by a British soldier regarding the battle of Waterloo, "As for myself all I know it that I spent the day lying in the mud while every scoiuyndrel with a horse rode over us". I do believe that I now have an inkling of what he was talking about. My fight for Connewitz and its environs left me with only a vague understanding of events elsewhere on the battlefield. I will post further pictures later so the other generals can provide their insights.

    As events played out for the big Leipzig refight we came up short-handed on generals so we trimmed the game down to just the southern front. Even then we found ourselves commanding more than one Corps each in several cases. Perhaps the weekend of the 4th of July wasn't the best choice after all.

    I commanded Merveldt's troops facing Connewitz, R.U.P. commanded Poniatowski's troops facing me. The Austrians were south and east of the river trying to cross on two bridges in to the teeth of the deployed French and Polish troops who were wisely deployed just out of close cannon range from the bridges, effectively forcing me to pass through the defiles into a "field of death".

the Austrians, nice and orderly, prepare to cross the bridges

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Leipzig update

Players, and interested observers:
It seems that I have missed some of your email addresses, if you have not gotten an email from me with Tom's new address please send an email to me at daftrica89@yahoo.com with the title "Leipzig location" and I will send you Tom's address in a reply. We are aiming for 0900hrs Saturday 5JUL14 as a start time so you all will have to control your intake at my party on Friday!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Markings and identification

Hello all,

A quick note from Tom, seconded by myself.  Everyone bringing figures to the big dance, please include some sort of marking, say on the bottom of the stand, to facilitate repatriation after the fact.  In these sort of games, the figures just melt off and tend to get lumped into pools-o-dead in any handy woods or BUA.  Trying to make sure everyone gets back what they put in gets to be a nightmare without some sort of markings.

If you thought you were done with a couple of weeks to go, think again. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Last of the Russians in Silesia

8th Corps LtGeneral St. Priest
                    All Battalions are 8 figures except as noted, all cavalry regiments are 8 figures. 

More Russians in Silesia

 Langeron's Corps, he leads the attack on the 16th, therefore he is there. 

Russians in Silesia

Russian 11th Corps  LtGeneral Osten-Sacken
                    All Battalions 8 figures unless noted, all cavalry 8 figures unless noted

Blucher's Baby Elephants

And Now we begin the story of Blucher and his babies. 
                  All Prussian Battalions 12 figures, All Prussian Cavalry 8 figures. 
The Army of Silesia  General der Kavallerie Blucher

Friday, June 6, 2014

Maps Part Deux the "Western Front"

Also known as the Lindenau Front, directional instability has struck again and North is at the bottom, Leipzig is off-table to the left.