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Gonsalvo23 Jul 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

I ran this battle Friday night with Field of Battle, 2nd edition, at Historicon. 8 players, 28mm, too many manufacturers to list! :-)



Many more pictures and write up on my blog at:



John Leahy23 Jul 2017 6:47 a.m. PST

Wow, that's a great looking game! thumbs up thumbs up

Only 1 deck per side? This is another wonderful thing about Fob. It plays very quickly!

Loved the pics and report.



Frederick Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 7:03 a.m. PST

Great AAR – thanks for posting

Paul B23 Jul 2017 8:19 a.m. PST

Wow. What an inspirational game. Do you have a rough figure for how many infantry and cavalry figures were on each side?

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 9:02 a.m. PST

What rules do you use and what is this scenario book you speak of?

Garde de Paris23 Jul 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

Am I reading correctly? This game was over in under 3 complete moves?

We used to game from 7:30 PM to 1:30 AM "back in the day," and both sides left the field exhausted!


Gonsalvo23 Jul 2017 9:39 a.m. PST

Glad you all liked it!

A "Turn" in Field of Battle, assuming you go all the way through the deck, is a LOT of play, about equal to 4 turns or more with most other rules, probably equals about 3 hours of fighting.

The rules used were Field of Battle, 2nd edition, by Brent Oman. The scenario book is my own "Blunders on the Danube, 1809" for FoB.

More about FoB:

and the scenario book:

Both can be purchased in pdf form from Brent:
link form:

or in print form:


Gonsalvo23 Jul 2017 9:47 a.m. PST

Forces involved:

27 Infantry, 16 Cavalry, 4 Artillery units, or
486 inf, 128 cav, 24 crew w/ 8 guns

28 Infantry, 11 Cavalry, 3 Artillery units, or
456 inf (The Landwehr and Insurrectio have 12 figs instead of my usual 18), 88 cav, 20 crew with 6 guns.

So, about 1200 figures total.

TMPWargamerabbit23 Jul 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

Another great 25/28mm napoleonic game for you Peter. We both have played out the full Raab 1809 battle on the tabletop this year.

Thinking about Battle of Gefrees 1809 for possible next warren action since I completed Battle of Gospic (Bilaj) 1809. But first I have Saalfeld 1806 to complete.

Should note you had a few more lovely painted miniatures to weigh down the terrain mat at Historicon. I used 469 Austrian (including Insurrection) and 520 Franco-Italian-Baden 25/28mm miniatures for my Raab scenario. Your under table photo shot looked so familiar to me too.

Michael aka WR

Gonsalvo23 Jul 2017 2:02 p.m. PST

Gefrees would be interesting; Joe did a game based upon Hof at Historicon back in 2009 (one of six Napoleonic games we did there that year!).

I did Saalfeld about 10 years a\o, with a freind who was visiting from Dresden commanding the German side. He tried his best to kill off his Prussians and preserve the Saxons, LOL!

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