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Russ Lockwood14 May 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

Peter is starting to post the After Action Reports from SnapCon V Campaign in a Day -- Peninsula 1809 held at The Portal in Manchester, CT, with 16 gamers across 16 tables. This is on his blog Blunders On The Danube.

Part 1 is more 'Pre Action Report' because it covers the 16 tables, OOBs, Briefing, and so on.

Part 1

Part 2 is a photo-intensive overview of the beginning of the campaign as maneuvering transitions into skirmishes and into then into battles.

Part 2

Finally, you can go to the main page of the blog and click on the link Campaigns in a Day w/ Snappy Nappy to get an index of all the previous Campaigns in a Day, with OOBs, Table layouts, etc, including SN's Quick Reference Sheets.

Blog Home Page

I see the May 13 entry has Part 3! More photos!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

Looks like plenty of naval support.

wrgmr114 May 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

Looks like a good time was had by all!

MajorB14 May 2018 10:58 a.m. PST

If only they'd change the name of these rules. It has unfortunate connotations this side of the pond …

DinOfBattle214 May 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

Hi Peter,

Your wonderful blog posts on these Campaigns in a Day have really pushed me over the edge!

Can't wait to try them out here in Charlotte.


John Leahy14 May 2018 2:33 p.m. PST

I enjoy reading these campaigns in a day posts from him. Peter caused me to pick up a copy of the rules a few years ago. I based my 6mm Naps for them. I am also going to try Sappy Nappy which is the 1859, 1866 and 1870 variant for Snappy Nappy.

Nicely done Peter! thumbs up



Gonsalvo14 May 2018 7:38 p.m. PST

Glad you all enjoyed them. There should be player reports up in the next few days as well.

I will be running a significantly altered version of this event at Historicon this year on Thursday, 10 AM – 5 PM.


The Beast Rampant14 May 2018 8:18 p.m. PST

If only they'd change the name of these rules. It has unfortunate connotations this side of the pond …

It's payback for every ruleset Two Fat Lardies ever released.

6mmACW15 May 2018 5:08 a.m. PST

I love reading these detailed game reports of your mega, multi-table games. Your website inspired our club to put something like this together and we will be running a Snappy Nappy "campaign in a day" event this summer set in northern Italy. Such a cool, ambitious gaming idea you guys had with this.

Gonsalvo15 May 2018 5:08 p.m. PST

+1 to The Beast!

If you need any help with information or tips on running the event, let me know (or post to the Snappy Nappy Yahoo group)


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

Another +1 for The Beast.

Marcus Brutus16 May 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

Just ordered a copy of Snappy Nappy. Interested about the scaling of the game generally and for this campaign. I notice that the Orders of Battle say that "1 Infantry unit = 1300 men, 1 Cavalry unit = 300 men, 1 Artillery unit = 16 guns)" That seems different than what I've read in the reviews on SB. Is there some freedom in assigning scale to the rules system?

I Drink Your Milkshake16 May 2018 7:00 p.m. PST

Yes it can scale.

Gonsalvo17 May 2018 3:40 p.m. PST

Yes, it doesn't effect things tangibly if you scale the representation up or somewhat (say up to 4000 men or down to 1000 men per infantry stand)

Major Bloodnok18 May 2018 12:58 a.m. PST

You could just as easily say that an infantry stand is 250 men, so that a two stand infantry unit represents a bn. rather than 4,000 men as in the rules. Of course the ground scale just shrsnk from 1" being 150yds to around 20yds.

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