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scrivs22 Mar 2012 5:54 a.m. PST

Adie and I had a cracking game of Black Powder on Tuesday night pitting his British against my French.


A full report and more images are available on the Scrivsland blog: link

DeanMoto Inactive Member22 Mar 2012 8:25 a.m. PST

Fantastic looking game & figures. Sounds like the Landwehr guys just couldn't get in the mood grin Best, Dean

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2012 9:25 a.m. PST

Great report – and nice photos

Can't trust them Landwehr worth spit!

Widowson14 Apr 2012 7:55 p.m. PST

Great report, great figures.

But . . .

Once again we see the French in rag tag campaign uniform – different colored pants, different colored greatcoats, and the British in full dress with a few shako covers.

Did the Peninsular British really dress that much better than the French? And how do we know this?

Sparker Inactive Member16 Apr 2012 5:49 p.m. PST

Thanks Scrivs, sounds like a great game.

Can I ask a question about your interpretation of the proximity rule:

meaning that in his turn his would have to withdraw due to the proximity rule, I used this to effect over several turns to force his horse off the table.

Its just that we use this phrase in a different context, so I would be grateful to hear your interpretation in more detail…

Did the Peninsular British really dress that much better than the French? And how do we know this?

The Peninsula British Army was notoriously scruffy, compared to 1815, His Grace only caring that the men were well administred and equipped….But I doubt few wargamers bother to keep 2 collections of troops for both 1815 and the Peninsula. If you have done so I'm sure we would all be impressed with your dedication…

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