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The Wargaming Company10 Oct 2018 5:57 a.m. PST

This past weekend at HMGS-Great Lakes, there was a terrific looking ESR Napoleonics game run for the Waterloo campaign.

June 1815 Historical Variant: Wellington and his entire staff oversleep after socializing all night with the Duchess. Now it is up to Blucher to save Brussels and keep his supply lines secure. Napoleon's advance has been delayed, can Ney save the day and secure the critical crossroad for his Emperor?

The Prussians deployed a massive grand battery to deny the French a lane of attack against their right wing's center.

But the assault of a French infantry division, supported by cuirassiers, dragoons, and divisional artillery, went further around and collapsed the Prussian right.

With the Prussian center under significant threat as well, the Prussian position folded…

And the answer was… YES. Ney secured the crossroads and the Emperor's road to Brussels was clear!

Terrific looking shirts guys ;-) Glad everyone had fun!

Great thanks to Brett B. for organizing and running the game, Jamie for assisting him, and both Brett and Michael W. for providing photos!


KimRYoung Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2018 7:12 a.m. PST

Thanks to Brett and Jamie for running a great game.

My friend Charlie and I played the French. My command was the center division and Charlie commanded the flanking formation which broke the Prussian flank (for which he won a copy of the Rules, thank-you!).

Lot of good things, but also some questions as well.

Hopefully the rule book will answer some of these. I'm going to Fall-In next month so I will take a look at the ESR games being put on there, and hope to get some further insight and questions answered.

I acquired a very large collection of 15mm Napoleonics recently and am looking for rules to do large battles. This game might be a contender. Looking at AoE also.

My collection has a ton of French, Prussians, Russians and British mounted in very similar manner to old Empire rules and one question I have is how to go about remounting for ESR.

I definitely liked the esthetic look of this game, and can see that it will move much faster with experience with the rules. I'll be checking out The Wargaming Company at Fall-In.



138SquadronRAF Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2018 7:59 a.m. PST

Really nicely presented game. Love the terrain.

DeRuyter10 Oct 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

Very nicely done. That is the Quatre Bras mat from Cigarbox. Terrain looks great.

marshalGreg10 Oct 2018 10:16 a.m. PST

Very Interesting to see Quatre bras held by Prussians!
Great Idea guys!
I am putting on a ESR game at Fall-in with use of my 15mm collection mounted for tactical rules set but also to be broken down into smaller units for ESR or AoE play.
Hopefully, this will you more info in order to make a decision on.


BW195910 Oct 2018 2:53 p.m. PST

I was the other French player (old white guy with glasses and a beard) had a great time. Thanks Brett for putting on the game

KimRYoung Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2018 10:42 a.m. PST


I'll check your game out. See you next month


Glencairn26 Oct 2018 2:56 a.m. PST

That's one heck of an artillery battery, there…

nugrim01 Nov 2018 2:28 p.m. PST

are you playing in liliput?

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