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carojon15 Feb 2015 5:48 a.m. PST

Hi all,
We played our first run through of the Casa de Salinas scenario as part of a series of games modelling the events of the Battle of Talavera in 1809.


It what proved to be a very difficult set up for the British rearguard and a near costly mistake made during the withdrawal, the casualty bill ended up slightly favouring the British force, with a remarkable stand by the 1/88th and 2/87th battalions.

If you would like to know more, then just follow the link to JJ's.



normsmith Inactive Member15 Feb 2015 6:28 a.m. PST

A really nice compact game.

davbenbak Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2015 9:17 a.m. PST

Fantastic AAR! Love how the Carnage & Glory system adds flavor to the game. I might want to give this one a try myself.

Shedman15 Feb 2015 11:19 a.m. PST


Many years ago we used computer based rules but found that the the pc was a bit of bottleneck and slowed the game down

with 14 turns in 4 hours it sounds like you don't get that problem with C&G

Schogun15 Feb 2015 11:22 a.m. PST

What scale are the figures?

Westerner Inactive Member15 Feb 2015 11:39 a.m. PST

I believe they are 18mm. The Blog is well worth a thorough going through.

I find this set up stunning. If I could get my 20mm-1/72nd stuff to look anywhere near this good I would be the happiest of Happy Bunnies.

carojon15 Feb 2015 12:31 p.m. PST

Thanks guys, appreciate your comments.

I can highly recommend Carnage & Glory having quite a bit of experience with it, running several different games.You will find several posts on the site discussing the rules and the benefits they and this kind of gaming offers.

Yes the figure scale is 18mm and I have posted several figure/unit comparison posts to show what ranges are available and compatible if you are thinking of getting into this scale.

I am very happy to answer comments and information requests, so drop a message on the blog if you want to know more.

The theme this year is developing the collection to run the Battle of Talavera as a complete game using C&GII along with scenarios that focus on the key aspects of the battle to be played as the collection develops.

So following a few more play tests of Casa de Salinas, I will be running the night attack on the Cerro de Medellin as the next scenario.


Old Peculiar17 Feb 2015 1:02 p.m. PST

I used ECW programmes years back and loved the way in which they took away the book keeping and arguments.

There was a problem in fighting big games when you hit the bottleneck of the action being in one part of the field and everyone else twiddling their thumbs.

I have purchased C & G, but still have not been able to use the rules for lack of available opponents. Still I live in hope!

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