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TMPWargamerabbit24 Mar 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

At OrcCon 2017 LAX (Los Angeles) convention Daniel and WR replayed out the Battle of Gaza 1799 scenario featured in Wargamerabbit blog back in 2011. Same scenario format, the tabletop action lasted for twenty turns of back and forth miniature conflict, out of the twenty-one scheduled scenario turns (six hours of play). Mid game WR had Daniel on the ropes after a grand mameluke cavalry charge, but in the end the French, having higher morale and combative abilities won out. Link to the blow by blow narrative with photos for those interested.

Battle of Gaza scenario link: link

Tabletop ground scale is 50 yds. to inch. Each miniature represents 80-100 men (varies by scenario slightly), and units are battalions, cavalry regiments, artillery battery, train unit or headquarter base.

If in So California some day, willing to stage warren scenarios for out of town gamers.

John Miller25 Mar 2017 4:34 p.m. PST

TMPWargamerabbit: The first book I read on the Napoleonic Wars was "Napoleon in Egypt" by Herold, (IIRC). That was on a long train ride between Los Angeles and Washington D.C., courtesy of the US Army, in 1966. I still have the book and that was the beginning of an addiction to books on that subject that seems to have no in sight. I enjoyed the photos and AAR very much. By the way, the game looks beautiful and I wish I could have been involved in it. If I ever get back to L.A. I will try to take you up on your offer. Thanks, John Miller

TMPWargamerabbit27 Mar 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

Thank you for your comments on the tabletop scene and action. Someplace on the bookshelf is my copy of Harold's book. Sort of a favorite scenario…. small, compact, and both sides totally different. Offer to toss dice anytime at the warren, to you and the rest of TMP world.

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