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IronMarshal Inactive Member01 Aug 2017 1:09 p.m. PST

I played in the Sharpe's Treasure game at Historicon this year. It was my second time playing Green Jackets and Voltigeurs, the skirmish level Napoleonic game by Robin Empry. The first time was at Historicon 2015, Sharpe's Escape. That was the most fun I have had gaming. This year, a different scenario, played out on a beautiful table that had I believe 7 different games played on it during Historicon. The premise was Sharpe and Harper each with a squad of rifleman, and a few squads of Portuguese troops and partisans against the French. There were also some Portuguese priests and monks involved and a whole lot of deception and trickery. The goal was to rescue the Portuguese national treasure, the casket and effigy of Santa Mafalda which was protected by the priests and monks. The game has a bit of role playing fun in it as you can attempt to do anything by expending action points, which are randomly created each turn by rolling a d6.

Like the last time I played, the game was a hoot, and very enjoyable. I purchased the rules for Christmas in 2015 and have been slowly painting figs and acquiring, assembling and painting terrain bits for the last while. I hope to start playing with my club pretty soon. I much prefer this game to Sharpe Practice, which while a good game was no where near as much fun as GJ&V. I highly recommend this game. If you get a chance to play with Robin at a future con, you should do so. You wont be disappointed.

Robin self publishes the rules. They are available at his web site. I have no affiliation with Robin or his company, I just think very highly of his game, and he is an excellent GM.

I also had a great time playing the Battle of Raab using Field of Battle with Peter Anderson. I always enjoy playing with Peter and Barry. They run a great game, and I play with them every Historicon. Field of Battle isn't for everyone, but I find it enjoyable.

Osage2017 Inactive Member01 Aug 2017 1:10 p.m. PST

Why howitzer had larger crew than cannon ?
For example Prussian
6pdr cannon – 9 men
7pdr howitzer – 12 men

Why the extra 3 men for the howitzer ?

IronMarshal Inactive Member01 Aug 2017 1:12 p.m. PST

I don't know why this double posted. I am sorry.

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