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lasalle01212 Oct 2016 12:19 p.m. PST

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6mmACW12 Oct 2016 12:21 p.m. PST

Tabletop and minis look fantastic! Age of Eagles?

lasalle01212 Oct 2016 12:22 p.m. PST

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Buck21512 Oct 2016 12:23 p.m. PST

Impressive working game in progress and it does not look like a diorama! Fantastic work!

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lasalle01212 Oct 2016 12:28 p.m. PST

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lasalle01212 Oct 2016 12:33 p.m. PST

We started the game on Friday night, played for about 3 hours and got 6 turns in. Then came back the next day and played 18 more turns. All figures are 15mm from the collections of Mark Pawelski and myself. I made the terrain board. We played using Age of Eagles v2. The only house rule we used was that guns that are less than 12lb and not in a grand battery can only fire 12 inches, and that firing vs unlimbered guns by artillery is 1/2 the fire points.

lasalle01212 Oct 2016 12:43 p.m. PST

The battle was what you would expect for Borodino. The French were finally able to take the Redoubt and Fleches but both sides suffered massive losses. By battles end Davout's corps was down to just two effective brigades, and Ney's & Junot's Corps did not exist. The same could be said for those Russian Divisions that defended those areas. They did not exist by battles end. Poniatowski started well, but then suffered 50% casualties in 4 turns losing every close combat attempted. You cant beat the dice. Eugene never pressed the attack so his troops were intact. The Russian reserve artillery formed to cover the center and inflicted heavy losses. It was pretty much historical. The French won, 129 VPs to 88 for the Russians. The French received 15 objective VPs as part of their total.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2016 2:54 p.m. PST

What a great looking game!

GreenMountainBoy Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2016 4:15 p.m. PST

Love it- very inspirational!

14Bore12 Oct 2016 4:55 p.m. PST

Looks like lots of fun.

wrgmr112 Oct 2016 5:07 p.m. PST

Great looking game!

lasalle01212 Oct 2016 7:58 p.m. PST

We had 8 players in the game and all had a very good time. Our group plans on making this game an annual event.

lasalle01214 Oct 2016 8:02 a.m. PST

If anyone is interested the table is for sale…however you have to come get it. I live just outside of Chicago.

jimcdaw14 Oct 2016 6:04 p.m. PST

How much for the terrain boards?

lasalle01214 Oct 2016 8:50 p.m. PST

I would be asking for $900.00 USD. They are easy to set up being in just 4 sections. Each section is 3 feet by 4 feet.
If I were to make them for someone I would charge them 1,500. To get them as accurate as possible to the scenario map I took the map to a print shop and had them print me off the map to the 6x8 size. And then used it as the template to cut in the roads, rivers, hills, and woods.

John Thomas8 Supporting Member of TMP15 Oct 2016 7:17 p.m. PST

If I wasn't 1,000 miles away I'd come take those off your hands, that's class work right there.

lasalle01216 Oct 2016 6:45 a.m. PST

May I suggest a Road Trip. The first weekend of November I am having a miniatures/terrain garage sale.

John Thomas8 Supporting Member of TMP16 Oct 2016 6:50 a.m. PST

Alas, my 11 year old car has 163,000 miles on it, it's only vaguely up to getting me the 20 miles to work. :-(

Although, if you have and 28mm Napoleonics you're anxious to move……

lasalle01216 Oct 2016 8:10 a.m. PST

No sorry, sold them off some time ago. Just about everything I have is 15mm

lasalle01224 Oct 2016 7:52 a.m. PST

Guess Jim decided to pass

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