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The Wargaming Company18 Jul 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

We just posted photos and an AAR of our first ESR Napoleonics game at Historicon 2018. We'll be posting more but here's your first taste…

The Austrians took a loss, but they made Vandamme pay for it. Lesson of the battle: Where do you want the fight to take place? Forward, as far forward as possible.

You can get all the details and see all the pictures in our Gallery

We had a great time at Historicon 2018 and we hope you did too.

-TWC
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kayjay Supporting Member of TMP18 Jul 2018 4:06 p.m. PST

Played in the last game you ran – great fun – and thanks to whoever passed round the beer.

Lascaris18 Jul 2018 7:28 p.m. PST

I played in that game too! I also was thankful for the beer.

DeRuyter19 Jul 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

I played in the first game – the one in the photo above I think. (Friday 4 pm). I commanded the Austrian Hussars and infantry at the top left on the road. I charged the Hussers into a weaker French light cavalry brigade and got several breakthrough results eating a limbered artillery battery and getting into a divisional reformation area causing fatigue and discomfort to the French infantry.

I bought the rules in the next day!

The Wargaming Company20 Jul 2018 5:10 a.m. PST

We're thrilled each of you enjoyed the games you played in. The beer that was shared was wonderful, especially considering how loud the room was and how much we'd been shouting to hear each other.

DeRuyter Your move with the Austrian hussars was both smart and lucky. Otherwise, the battle might have taken place on your entry road! Very glad you enjoyed the game and your first run at ESR!

-TWC
thewargamingcompany.com

marshalGreg20 Jul 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

Congratulations John!
Most or all games too date in AARs have been moving engagements. Which is good and the rules support such much better ( or as a GT level rules should) than most others.

Just wondering when one may see a more traditional battle start ( IE like Talavera or Austerlitz etc) where there is overnight deployment and the troops enter the field deployed?
My Teugen game had more of that but only because there was the meeting engagement of the lead columns followed by the other deploying before entry there after.

Steve and I will be running a BIG game for Fall-In and have started the planning phase.

MG

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP20 Jul 2018 5:26 a.m. PST

thnx for sharing Dave ,wish I could have been there.

The Wargaming Company20 Jul 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

Greg,

Most or all games too date in AARs have been moving engagements. Which is good and the rules support such much better ( or as a GT level rules should) than most others.

Just wondering when one may see a more traditional battle start ( IE like Talavera or Austerlitz etc) where there is overnight deployment and the troops enter the field deployed?
My Teugen game had more of that but only because there was the meeting engagement of the lead columns followed by the other deploying before entry there after.

Well, the reason for that is mostly that when we run introductory games at conventions which make up the majority of what we've posted AARs for in the last year we do it as a meeting engagement so that new players get to experience the full breath of the system, i.e. having to deal with deployment, deciding where they want to stage the battle on the table, etc… rather than having many of those things pre-done for them.

Steve and I will be running a BIG game for Fall-In and have started the planning phase.

That's excellent to hear! Please reach out if we can be of any assistance!

-TWC
thewargamingcompany.com

The Wargaming Company20 Jul 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

jurgenation,

You'd always be welcome!

-TWC
thewargamingcompany.com

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