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Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

To be played this Saturday evening at Nashcon: The Battle of Mars-La-Tour
Fought on August 16th of 1870, this Franco-Prussian War battle begins with two Prussian corps encountering
the entire French Army of the Rhine in a meeting engagement. And surprisingly enough, the Prussians were
historically successful in forcing the French Army to retreat into the fortress of Metz. This battle is also
notable for one of the very last successful cavalry charges of modern warfare. Of the 800 horsemen who
started out, only 420 returned. Among those wounded was Lieutenant Herbert von Bismarck, son of the
current Prussian chancellor Otto von Bismarck. David and Ben Raybin present another one of their fantastic
mega-games, on a 6x18 foot board, using 28mm figures and a fun new set of rules entitled "Bloody Big
Battles" which are similar to "Fire and Fury" but on an operational scale. David and Ben think it's time
Nashcon experienced these great new rules so they're giving 10 players the opportunity to do just that. If
interested, the full scenario information can be found here:



mollinary01 Jun 2017 1:14 a.m. PST

Hi Nashville, good luck with the game! You are right that Herbert Von Bismarck was wounded at Mars-la-Tour, but he was not actually in Von Bredow's charge. If I recall correctly he was actually wounded over on the left in the charge of the 1st Guard Dragoons Regiment, in which he was serving, along with his younger brother, William. Curiously, I could not find him in the list of wounded officers for this battle contained in the General Staff History of the war!


holien01 Jun 2017 2:44 p.m. PST

Good luck with the game, hope it goes well with all those players.

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP01 Jun 2017 2:50 p.m. PST

Thanks Lads…. It is an undertaking to play a game with 10 folks. There will be confusion as players go about their own desires and fail to cooperate. Wait ! Its a bit like real war ! I'll report back to see how it goes, is a link to photos of the game in development
TMP link

Aspern1809 Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jun 2017 5:36 p.m. PST

Your game looked great at Nashcon!

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