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HappyHiker30 Jul 2017 2:36 a.m. PST

So I've nearly finished my Waterloo project, and as I've nowhere near enough figures to really do Waterloo, are there any scenario books that cover that period ? They don't need to be the main battles, so far we've played things like get the canon on the hill, or take the cross roads etc.

I'm using 28mm and black powder rules if that matters for senarios

Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

There are lots of scenarios in the Black Powder supplement 'Albion Triumphant 2; The Hundred Days'. Also, if you can still get it, the Warhammer inspired rules 'Waterloo' have scenarios for the campaign.

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 5:14 a.m. PST

Why don't you write one of your own?

One of the small actions of the campaign was the taking of the Charleroi bridge around 1100 on 15 June, by the Sapeurs and Sailors of the Imperial Guard, supported by Pajol's light cavalry, who galloped the bridge after the Sailors and Sapeurs cleared it.

It was a neat little action on the first day of the campaign.

Ed von HesseFedora30 Jul 2017 5:15 a.m. PST

Since you're using Black Powder, have you looked at the two volumes of Albion Triumphant?

If you want more generic scenarios, try "Scenarios for all Ages" by Charles Grant..

And you can adapt the scenarios in the General de Brigade books very easily, too. link

Gonsalvo30 Jul 2017 5:23 a.m. PST

Here's the scenario I used for Ligny in 2015 (28mm, Field of Battle, big, angled table). It was adapted from that of by Michael I(aka Wargamer Rabbit), link to that in my version;

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From the battle report:

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It could easily be broken down into 2 – 3 sectors.

I had a preliminary scenario for Wavre but haven't tried it yet, but there are some out there.

Whirlwind30 Jul 2017 5:38 a.m. PST

If you can find copies of Miniature Wargames 80 and 86, they have Waterloo broken down into lots of individual actions. Genappe (very doable) in MW60 and Quatre Bras in MW57 are there too.

marmont1814 Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Jul 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

when we play we allocate morale points to the built up area, thus a Prussian area/section loss would take away points and boost the French, the Prussians initially holding the villages/objectives would have a big morale chip pool, but watching it drain is a morale problem for the Prussian players, off sets the cost of winning the objective

HappyHiker30 Jul 2017 8:53 a.m. PST

Gosh, thanks for all the replies, some reading to catch up on there then.

@gonsalvo, nice looking game love the 'villages', where did you get them, are they 28mm or 15mm ?

Gonsalvo30 Jul 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

The buildings in the villages are all (undersized for today's figures, but that's good) 25mm, Hovels, and many no longer available (made by Galia, etc.) The Hovels line is highly recommended and still available. They are in scale vertically, but have a reduced footprint on the tabletop.

HappyHiker30 Jul 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Awesome buildings 😀

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4th Cuirassier30 Jul 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

How about one in which Steinmetz abandons the approaches to Quatre Bras on 15 June without telling anyone, least of all the Duke of Wellington, and joins the Prussian main body which then gets caned by inferior numbers of French on ground of its own choosing? The challenge for the Prussian player is to make this Wellington's fault. Optionally you can, as historically, win by losing every battle you fight in which your ally is not on the field.

You can spend up to 100 points on a deranged fat revisionist paedophile "historian".

Gonsalvo30 Jul 2017 1:56 p.m. PST

All of their ranges are very good (Hovels).

HappyHiker30 Jul 2017 2:07 p.m. PST

@artillaryman – I can only find 4 senarios in Albion triumphant 2, am I missing something ?

@Ed von HesseFedora – the senarios for all ages looks spot on, off to eBay it is…

4th Cuirassier – errm ok, way over my head…

Whirlwind31 Jul 2017 7:22 a.m. PST

4th Cuirassier errm ok, way over my head…

@Happyhiker – by

'the deranged fat revisionist paedophile "historian" ',

I think he is referring to Peter Hofschroer, prolific author on the Prussian Army in the Napoleonic Wars.

By "Steinmetz abandons the approaches to Quatre Bras on 15 June without telling anyone, least of all the Duke of Wellington, and joins the Prussian main body which then gets caned by inferior numbers of French on ground of its own choosing? The challenge for the Prussian player is to make this Wellington's fault. Optionally you can, as historically, win by losing every battle you fight in which your ally is not on the field.",

Then 4th Cuirassier is referring, in sequence, to:
– Steinmetz withdrawing towards the main Prussian army on 15th June without letting the Allied army know
- The Prussian defeat at Ligny and subsequent blaming of the Allies for not turning up to help them
- The poor Prussian record more generally against the French under Napoleon, without assistance from Russia or the Anglo-Allied army.

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