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tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 4:51 a.m. PST

I blow-by-blow account of my recent battle of Ligny.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Great AAR!

Thanks for posting

vtsaogames05 Apr 2017 7:00 a.m. PST


Bill Slavin05 Apr 2017 7:05 a.m. PST

Very nice. The game looked great.

C M DODSON05 Apr 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

Interesting report and it looks like you had a lot of fun.

The actual action commenced at 3PM as Vandamme was not in position until then. In fact, even then his artillery was not fully deployed as it was still arriving.

I have become fascinated with this, the nearly forgotten last victory for his majesty. If you want a good read , try Clausewitz, he was there.

Best wishes,


wrgmr105 Apr 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Nice looking game and very detailed AAR.

forwardmarchstudios05 Apr 2017 9:05 a.m. PST

Nice windmill!

tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 4:06 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone.

And the windmill was a simple conversion of a paper model


ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

Wow, that was an amazing game. And it went about fifty turns? How long did it take to play?

Marc at work06 Apr 2017 8:13 a.m. PST

Interesting. I have C&C but have yet to play it – not a fan of blocks, so seeing yours makes me wonder…

tshryock Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 3:23 p.m. PST

@Scott – not entirely sure. I played it over several days, plus I was typing everything up as I went, which slowed things down. For the most part, each turn was taking about 10 minutes, maybe a bit longer for some pivotal moments. It moved pretty quickly, especially because I'm familiar with the rules (but still made mistakes).

@Marc – I, too, hate the blocks. My battlemat is actually marked off in two scales -- one is the regular CC sized board, so I can just put them right on the board as outlined in the scenarios; the other is super-sized -- just short of double in width and much deeper in depth. I thought the rules worked really well, even at this scale, though drawing two cards per turn was key to keep things moving.
And not having to mess with facings, move measures, shooting measures etc. kept the game focused on strategy and the narrative, not fractions of an inch and whether something is a flank attack or not.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 3:57 p.m. PST

Thanks for sharing :) Huge C&C fan.

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