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Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2015 6:14 p.m. PST

Looking for anyone who has some/all of the GdB scenario books:

The GdB scenario books are labeled on the OMM site as "Brigade Level additional rules/amendments organizational charts, play aids". Which version of the rules do these "amendments" amend?

It would be nice to know which scenarios each book contains, but this information is only published in the descriptions for v5 at OMM; neither OMM nor Caliver list the scenarios in any of the other books. Is there a list anywhere I haven't found yet?

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2015 6:24 p.m. PST

I think I found the scenario lists I was seeking, buried a little way down on the Partizan Press site:
link

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2015 6:35 p.m. PST

For posterity (and future Googlers), a list of scenarios in each scenario book:

V1:
1799 – SERINGAPATAM – STORMING THE BREACH
1809 – ECKMUHL
1809 – TAMAMES
1810 – ALBUERA
1811 – BARROSA
1812 – SHEVARDINO
1813 – GROSS-GORSCHEN
1814 – BLADENSBURG
1814 – CRAONNE
1815 – WATERLOO – ATTACK OF D'ERLONS CORPS
1815 – REAR-GUARD AT QUATRE BRAS, 19TH JUNE


V2:
1805 – ELCHINGEN
1806 – SAALFELD
1806 – MAIDA
1809 – TEUGEN-HAUSEN
1809 – ESSLING
1809 – BRUNSWICK
1811 – SABUGAL
1811 – ARROYO MOLINOS
1813 – DOLITZ & PROBSTHEYDA – LEIPZIG
1815 – PLANCENOIT
1813 – ASSAULT ON THE HILL OF ARINEZ, VITTORIA

V3:
Marengo 1800: The Austrian Breakout
Marengo 1800: The Blooding of the Consular Guard
Marengo 1800: Desaix's Counter-Attack
Halsach-Jurgen1805: The Kaiserliks Strike Back
Austerlitz 1805: Attack on the Pratzeberg
Austerlitz 1805: Attack on Stare-Vinohrady
Austerlitz 1805: Attack of the Russian Imperial Guard
Auerstadt 1806. Davout Against the Odds
Friedland 1807: Ney's Attack
Eggmuhl 1809. Charles vs. Napoleon


V4:
Napoleon's Egypt Campaign
The Pyramids, 21st July 1798
Alexandria, 1st August 1799.
El Rahmanieh, 9th May 1801.
El Khanka, 16th May 1801.

The Russo-Turkish Wars of 1806-1812
Obilesti, 19th June 1807.
Tatariz, 10th October 1809.
Battin, 17th September 1810.
Ruschuk, 4th July 1811.


V5:
Vimiero 1808 Vimiero Hill.
Vimiero 1808 – Action at Ventosa.
Talavera 1809 Battle for the Medellin.
Talavera 1809 Battle for the Redoubt.
Busaco 1810 Reynier's Assault.
Busaco 1810 Ney's Assault
Salamanca 1812 Clausel's Counter-Attack
Salamanca 1812 The French Rearguard
Vittoria 1813 The Hill of Arinez
Sorauren 1813 Cole's Ridge.
Toulouse 1814 – Final Victory.

nsolomon9915 Jul 2015 7:19 p.m. PST

I have Books 1,2,3 & 5. The extra rules and amendments referred to are in the early editions of the early books and are all included in or superseded by the Deluxe Edition of the core rules.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2015 8:51 p.m. PST

Were the amendments meant for 1st or 2nd edition?

We're still playing 2nd edition around here (nobody wants to pay $50 USD for Deluxe edition when GdB v2 works just fine), so the amendments might be useful if they're relevant.

- Ix

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member16 Jul 2015 10:40 a.m. PST

The amendments in the early books (certainly v1 & v2) were what was later adopted into 2nd Ed (e.g. multi-divisional battles, grande-bandes, etc). I think v3 came out after 2nd Ed…?

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2015 7:45 a.m. PST

Question: are these books really helpful or is it just as good to make up your own battles or work with historical battles? I shy away from settling up battles where both sides can look up what the original OB are, what reinforcements and the schedule of reinforcements is, as well as the objectives and victory point agenda is for both sides. (Although they could be used for a starting point) ??

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member18 Jul 2015 8:44 a.m. PST

Two of the scenarios in book 3 are absolutely SUPERB!

Teppsta17 Sep 2015 8:08 a.m. PST

Bill – personally I think they are really useful and unless your opponent has the same book and has studied it he will not know the scenario :-)

I would suggest you get one to try out …

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2018 5:40 p.m. PST

From the "Gawd, I feel old" department:

I just resumed researching brigade/division level Napoleonic scenarios. That set me to frivolating around the Internet trying to find out what scenarios are in the GdB scenario books, and I bumped into this 3-year-old post in which I already asked that question, then answered it. I have no memory of even starting this thread.

I suppose I can rightly say I did answer my own question…

Twice!

- Ix

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