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John de Terre Neuve Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2012 10:11 a.m. PST

We recently played this scenario using the Field of Battle ruleset. It really did not go well, the game was a bit boring as one side was quite handicapped. I had not taken in the complexities of the terrain in respect to the ruleset.

After seeking advice from the Piquet forum I replayed a limited version of the game with some scenario specific terrain rules. What resulted was an exciting game with the possibility of either side winning.

I really learned a lot from this exercise. No ruleset is going to work for all scenarios and it would appear that some modification is needed for a specific scenario.

John

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John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Oct 2012 10:31 p.m. PST

Nice looking game and a great set of rules! My buddy Cincinnatus, my son Sean and I just ran a FOB2 Naps game last weekend. 18 French Battalions, 9 arty batteries and 7 Cavalry Regiments vs 13 British Battalions, 7 artillery and 3 Cavalry Regiments. Tough game came down to the wire and lasted 3 hours.

I love these rules! My other buddy Rob will be knocking out some Prussians soon and we're also planning on doing American Revolution, Crimean War, 1866 and 1914 with them.

Thanks,

John

Cincinnatus Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2012 1:52 p.m. PST

Of course John thinks that's a nice looking battlefield. He played Brits and is probably imagining himself defending that ridge with the two batteries and deployed infantry watching over the single road coming right into the teeth of the defense.

I, OTOH, can see only a terrible place where the poor French are doomed to die in droves as they assault up that road.

They are a great set of rules and easily lend themselves to tinkering with different aspects to fit the scenario (or your perception of reality).

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Oct 2012 3:37 p.m. PST

Well, isn't that the job of the French to die in droves when fighting the British? grin

I always get nervous when I see lots of French Legere, big Cavalry Divisions and Grand Batteries.

Thanks,

John

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