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VolleyFireVSFwargames

New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond
http://volleyfirevsfgames.blogspot.com/

Henry has introduced me to a new set of rules look here for new tales of these adventures.
IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey

Volleyfiresupplydepot

My newly updated blog for supplies and painting tips gleaned from the web and my general surplus miniature selling page click on the link to take you to the new blog.
http://volleyfiresupplydepot.blogspot.com/

I now have joined the electronic age and have paypal and EBay auctions.

VolleyFireOverseas

This is a blog I set up to chronicle my adventures in wargaming overseas in Scotland in 2011 and to continue following particular games overseas that I enjoyed with my new friends in Edinburgh. I look forward to finally updating this with more pics soon.

http://volleyfireoverseas.blogspot.com/

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy
Les Grognards Blog "The sabre that Napoleon used at Marengo"

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals
Napoleon Mulling over his battle plan

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton
Quiet before the battle

Napoleon the morning of waterloo

More Iron Mitton Cartoons

More Iron Mitton Cartoons
Knock - Knock

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Civility in wargaming

Civility in wargaming

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Napoleonics Battle of Maloyaroslavets

Well today was Black Saturday as the Russians moved to stop the French attempt to flee Moscow to the south.  Attrition would tell the tale as Russian Guard Cossacks stopped a French Column by forcing the lead battalion into square - But the Polish Lancers have crossed the freezing River losing a Squadron being swept down river at the Ford. The resulting battle over the Church grounds is a vicious and bloody affair. We doubled artillery strengths and distances because they seemed a little week.

Pictures to follow

 
guard Cossacks force the french lead battalion into emergency quare


 
Skirmishing Dragoos give way before the charging Russian horde



 
Polish skirmishers with French Dragoons defend the church outer wall


 
4 battalions of Russians grind away at the Polish infantry
 
result both sides have commanders catch a musket ball


 
The Guard Lancers after their chilly bath in the river ford

 
View from the Bavarian Artillery position

 
RUssian Grenadier brigade awaits its turn at the French


 
Guard Lancers Poised to Counter Attack near the Church
 


 

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We used Wellington's Rules a rule set from Buck Surdu. Well apparently we are out of space for pics will need to review past posts and see what needs to be eliminated - oh the joy of the computer age!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Day After Feasting Battle

This Coming Saturday will be either some BP 28mm AWI or Nappies in Spain plus WWONE airplanes / probably BLUE MAX as Henry will be over on the 8th of December for a post Pearl Harbor Day game. Looking forward to ending the year on a high note with a few games - Recommend Siege of Augusta in January 2013 check out their link siegeofaugusta.org  January 18-20, 2013  at DoubleTree by Hilton in beautiful Augusta, Georgia