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Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP19 Feb 2017 7:47 p.m. PST

Using a simplified version of our standard rules (tailored to the relatively straight-forward nature of the engagement) and a beautiful set of the Hovels Hougoumont, we refought the famous struggle for the chateau estate.

It was a seesaw contest, with advantage passing back-and-forth several times, until the French managed to overthrow history and take the farmhouse and its grounds.

If we'd been fighting as part of a larger Waterloo mega-game, the casualties suffered by the repeated French assaults might have had the same negative effect on the overall French position as they did at the real Waterloo, where the French failed to take Hougoumont. On the other hand, perhaps the morale effect would have led the Allies to falter and allowed the French to win the day. As one of the two French players I am sticking with the latter version of the alternate history!

If interested in seeing many more pics, please click on this LINK to visit my humle blog:

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Meantime, here's a few teasers…

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goragrad19 Feb 2017 9:36 p.m. PST

Interesting.

Marc at work20 Feb 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

That is a nice looking game

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2017 12:53 a.m. PST

Thanks, guys.

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