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trailape18 Sep 2018 6:15 p.m. PST

Hi Team
Played a cracking game of BLUCHER yesterday.
Thought I'd share an AAR:
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Comments welcomed.
Cheers

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 4:17 a.m. PST

It is a really nice set of rules. I need to play it more.

itchysama19 Sep 2018 5:41 a.m. PST

Nicely displayed! Love Blucher rules as well. Thanks for sharing your AAR with everyone!

Trajanus19 Sep 2018 7:42 a.m. PST

I'm with Scott on this one. Like the rules don't play them any where near enough.

These guys do a good list of scenarios:

link

Player Aides:

link

Plus an ACW variant with rule mods:

link

Desert Fox19 Sep 2018 6:24 p.m. PST

Where did you get your hills?

Marcus Brutus19 Sep 2018 8:23 p.m. PST

Out of curiosity, how does Blucher play compared to Sam's earlier set Grande Armee?

trailape19 Sep 2018 8:58 p.m. PST

Hi
The hills are old GW Hill I think. Not sure as they belong to Rowan, not me.
I prefer Blücher over GA but I'll admit I only played FPGA, not the original GA.
Blücher ticks all the boxes for me as far as a ‘Grand Tactical' game goes.
I prefer General d'Armee at the Divisional Level.

Trajanus20 Sep 2018 4:27 a.m. PST

Out of curiosity, how does Blucher play compared to Sam's earlier set Grande Armee?

Slightly less detailed in some ways but plays a lot smoother to my mind.Command and Control is lot better.

Part of that means the British historic lack of a Corps system doesn't mean they suffer under the rules like they did in Grande Armee.

Plays quicker to. Oh and if you want to play a big game using Battalions as the base unit rather than Brigades it lends itself to that too. Provided you don't worry too much about columns and lines not being represented.

Allows you to do some of the smaller "big battles" (like in Spain) in more detail. Salamanca is do able using the single Brigade bases as Battalions, or as Brigades, for example.

Obviously you could use General d'Armee for this too but given the size, Blucher would be faster although less detailed.

trailape20 Sep 2018 5:33 p.m. PST

Here is an AAR of Waterloo using BLÜCHER:
link

Lion in the Stars20 Sep 2018 8:58 p.m. PST

@Trailape: IIRC, Waterloo really was a "line everyone up and go forward" like a minis game with too many troops on the table.

Have you played games with a much lower troop density, say, Battle of Fuentes de Onoro?

trailape20 Sep 2018 9:59 p.m. PST

@Trailape: IIRC, Waterloo really was a "line everyone up and go forward" like a minis game with too many troops on the table.

I disagree. There are ample opportunities for tactical finess in the Waterloo scenario.


Have you played games with a much lower troop density, say, Battle of Fuentes de Onoro?

Yes.
See AAR in original post.

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