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.

Proposed map of "Northern Front"

I have been trying to boil the maps down into a game-table version. Here is my current map for the Northern Front. For reasons known only to me North is at the bottom of the page.

Prussian II Corps (the end of the Army of Bohemia)

Prussian II Corps  Lt General von Kleist (hmm ... I think I have heard that name somewhere else)

       All Infantry 12 figures, all Cavalry 8 figures. 

Austrianish odds and sods

Austrian Cuirass Corps  Lt Feldmarschal Nostitz

Austrian Reserve Corps

Austrian Reserve Corps   General der Kavallerie Erbprinz F. Hessen-Homberg

Austrian IV Corps

Austrian IV Corps

Austrian III Corps

Austrian III Corps

Austrian II Corps

Austrian II Corps

Austrian I Corps

Austrian I Corps

And here begins the story of Schwartzenbergs children

Austrian Army Prinz Schwartzenberg

Russianish Cavalry Corps

Commander LtGeneral Prinz Gallitzin  all regiments 8 figures unless otherwise noted

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Change of Venue and other thoughts

Tom from Texas has moved back to Michigan and bought a lovely (and large) new house in Bingham Farms, he has enough space there to host the game on the giant tables that he brought back from San Antonio. As of now the dates remain the same 5 and 6 JUL14.

We have decided to fight the 16th of October 1813 as this was the point where the French has a chance of bringing it off. If we were to start on any of the later days it would be a done-deal and the only French victory would be in getting more troops away safely than Napoleon did.

The tables will be broken down into three "fronts". The largest one, the southern front, will stretch from Kleinposna to Connewitz. The western front will have its center on the critical village of Lindenau. The northern front will stretch from Neutzsch to Mockern.

The Allies need to take and hold the villages controlling the exits from Leipzig; Connewitz, Lindenau and Mockern. If they can control these they can force the French to move eastward, away from their reinforcements and depots. Conversely, failure will leave the French an escape route if they do not break an Allied army.

The French need to destroy one (or both) of the Prussian-led northern and western armies, or defeat and drive off the Army of Bohemia (which contains the HQs of all three opposing monarchs).

I will be working up maps of the proposed table layouts in the next few days.