Today saw an all-day mega game in the Wargamorium as we gathered to have another go at using the Napoleon at War Rules. This is a steep learning curve for us all as these rules – which appear to be simple at first glance – are in fact quite complex and nuanced and require a lot of practice and discussion before they can be mastered.
Six players came together fielding 6 armies – 2 Prussian plus one Austrian versus a Franco-British-Russian army. Each army cost 2000 points so the opposing armies were theoretically well balanced. The Anglo-Franco-Russian force combined to attack the Prusso-Prusso-Austrian force on a 14 foot long table (4.25 metres).
At first all went well for the attackers but luck was with the defenders and despite their valiant efforts the Prusso-Prusso-Austrian forces eventually won the day when they drove through the enemy centre crushing all before it. There were in fact only three moves a side during the entire day but the armies start quite close together and the results can be very decisive.
Overall a great day was had by all and a special thanks goes to Christian, Dominique, Patrick, Laurent and Sven.
Some photographs below but I hope to add better ones soon.
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