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Royal Marine07 Feb 2011 4:24 p.m. PST

I'm rebasing all my POW armies.

Napoleonics for Lasalle and Black Powder.

FPW etc for Volley and Bayonet, Baccus and also Zouave Repique.

Sysiphus07 Feb 2011 6:02 p.m. PST

Well, if you played POW then you will feel a certain comfort in the Lasalle turn sequence, nes pas!

Sparker07 Feb 2011 7:17 p.m. PST

Hi Royal,

You wil enjoy giving out the BP brigade orders 'in a loud confindent manner attempting to capture the feel of the period' (paraphrasing wildly!)

Wish I was there to see you in action!

Kind Regards,


Royal Marine09 Feb 2011 4:48 a.m. PST

But you can see me, or at least the endeavours of my lead soldiers …


Murvihill09 Feb 2011 11:07 a.m. PST

A POW army? Must be Dupont's corps…

Paul S09 Feb 2011 11:47 a.m. PST

Royal at least they work!!!

Royal Marine09 Feb 2011 5:02 p.m. PST

… who said that last comment?

Jeremy Sutcliffe10 Feb 2011 8:00 a.m. PST

Somewhere on my "must do" list is rebasing my Italian wars POW. I was fascinated by the idea of Tercios on 90x90 and Pike and Shot on 90x30 bases as a single units but it has been so limiting in terms of flexibility to dabble with other rules.

I have already re-based my Dervishes from 90mm to 3 x 30mm

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Jan 2012 3:36 p.m. PST

What is Principles of War?

Grizzlymc18 Jan 2012 6:12 p.m. PST

are Fritz – Granma sez.

Royal Marine24 Jan 2012 2:38 p.m. PST

The ten principles of war as listed and defined in the 2008 edition of British Defence Doctrine are:

Selection and Maintenance of the Aim – A single, unambiguous aim is the keystone of successful military operations. Selection and maintenance of the aim is regarded as the master principle of war.

Maintenance of Morale – is a positive state of mind derived from inspired political and military leadership, a shared sense of purpose and values, well-being, perceptions of worth and group cohesion.

Offensive Action – is the practical way in which a commander seeks to gain advantage, sustain momentum and seize the initiative.

Security – is the provision and maintenance of an operating environment that affords the necessary freedom of action, when and where required, to achieve objectives.

Surprise – is the consequence of shock and confusion induced by the deliberate or incidental introduction of the unexpected.

Concentration of Force – involves the decisive, synchronized application of superior fighting power (conceptual, physical, and moral) to realize intended effects, when and where required.

Economy of Effort – is the judicious exploitation of manpower, materiel and time in relation to the achievement of objectives.

Flexibility – the ability to change readily to meet new circumstances comprises agility, responsiveness, resilience, acuity and adaptability.

Cooperation – entails the incorporation of teamwork and a sharing of dangers, burdens, risks and opportunities in every aspect of warfare.

Sustainability – To sustain a force is to generate the means by which its fighting power and freedom of action are maintained.

Jemima Fawr24 Jan 2012 2:58 p.m. PST

I always thought that the Royals shortened this to "To smite your enemy. See them run before you. And hear the lamentation of their women."

Royal Marine25 Jan 2012 4:57 a.m. PST

yeah … that's no 11 in the list; we have to at least pretend to observe the 1st 10.

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