Last night the Wargamorium saw a clash between the Allied Army together with some Prussian units and the French Armée du Nord somewhere in Belgium in 1815 using the Field of Glory Napoleonic rules (FoGN). This was our first time to use these rules in the Wargamorium but luckily our umpire has played and won many battles with these on the competition circuit so we were able to concentrate on playing the game while he guided us through the rules.
The battle was a straightforward push by three French Divisions all along the allied line. The defeat of the French cavalry by a combined brigade of Belgian and British heavy cavalry supported by Hanoverian Hussars effectively prevented the progress of the French left but the French right pushed back the Allied left in a series of cavalry and infantry clashes. After a hard fought struggle the allied centre held and repulsed all French attempts to break through there while their cavalry outflanked the stationary French left and seized their line of communication. At the end of the evening the Umpire declared in favour of the allies and the French went home.
This was our first game using these rules which appear to be quite complex at first sight. The game however played quite smoothly under the umpire’s expert guidance and a clear result emerged. These are competition rules but we felt that they were far easier and less complicated and gave rise to fewer debates than the Napoleon at War Rules which we have tried in the past.
There were dozens of photographs taken but I have only been able to include a representative few below.