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roundie28 Oct 2017 1:43 a.m. PST

Hi ya, Here's a link to a write up of a two day battle a friend and I played over the long weekend here in NZ
Hope you enjoy


Teppsta28 Oct 2017 3:40 a.m. PST

Nice AAR and pictures! I'm guessing that you didn't play too long on the Sunday as one of the benefits of GdA is that it plays quite fast. You could have likely put more lead on the table for a 2 day game.

If you like Dave Brown's GdA and Pickett's Charge rules then the good news is that he is now working on an update to his WW2 rules.

Madmac6428 Oct 2017 3:56 a.m. PST

Excellent report !

John de Terre Neuve Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

very nicely done

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 2:37 p.m. PST

Excellent photos, maps and commentary. It was a joy to read the AAR and view the superb figures and terrain.

Well done and thanks for sharing it.

P.S. How does GdA compare with GdB?

roundie28 Oct 2017 4:58 p.m. PST

Cheers all for checking out my AAR

Sorry Duke I've only played GdA and Pickett's charge at this stage so can't help there.

Markconz28 Oct 2017 8:17 p.m. PST

Great report! :)

Sheepman196129 Oct 2017 4:09 a.m. PST

How did you draw your maps, they are fantastic, I would love to be able to do the same.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 8:42 a.m. PST

Beautiful table top and figures. Thoroughly enjoyed the AAR. Well done.

roundie29 Oct 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

The maps are sketched out on a simple drawing program.
I keep a key of the units on a separate layer above and to one side of the battlefield map. T then just copy & paste units to where I want them on the map and save. For each new map I just delete or move the old units around the top map layer without messing up my battlefield drawing below.
I used a tablet and pen to hand draw the maps which is very easy to do with a little practice.

Hope that helps

Sgt Steiner29 Oct 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

Very nice game

c0cky3029 Oct 2017 5:37 p.m. PST


Bandolier29 Oct 2017 6:02 p.m. PST

Excellent report and a great display.

ancientsgamer Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 7:41 p.m. PST

Duke, other write ups say GDA flows better than GDB. I have GDA but will unfortunately have it as a backburner project for at least 6 months.

Teppsta31 Oct 2017 10:39 a.m. PST

GdB is the "classic" with may very experienced players. It has been one of the standard rule sets for Napoleonic for the last 10 years.

GdA is new and written with an emphasis on command and control and an elegant mechanism to introduce battlefield friction.

Personally I would recommend GdA now but you can still use all the old GdB scenario books if you have them.

YoungDave Inactive Member02 Nov 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Excellent game. A top quality AAR. General d'armee certainly lets you push large amounts of lead around the table. I find that it can handle whatever your collection and table will allow you to field. The pressure to prioritise orders was evident in your report
I am also reliably informed by the author that dedicated scenario books are on their way

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