Help support TMP

"Snappy Nappy 1814 Campaign in a Day After Action Reports" Topic

13 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Campaign Message Board

Back to the Napoleonic Discussion Message Board

Back to the Napoleonic Battle Reports Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Top-Rated Ruleset


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

Featured Showcase Article

The Amazing Worlds of Grenadier

The fascinating history of one of the hobby's major manufacturers.

Featured Workbench Article

Thunderbolt Mountain Highlander

dampfpanzerwagon Fezian paints a Napoleonic caricature.

Featured Profile Article

The Simtac Tour

The Editor is invited to tour the factory of Simtac, a U.S. manufacturer of figures in nearly all periods, scales, and genres.

Featured Book Review

1,776 hits since 13 May 2019
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Russ Lockwood13 May 2019 1:07 p.m. PST

The first couple of After Action Reports for the Snappy Nappy 1814 Campaign in a Day are up on Peter's BlundersontheDanube blog. Includes maps and commentary. More AARs coming.

This game, held at The Portal [game store] on Hilliard St in Manchester CT, had 20 players marching between 14 tables. Quite the hectic action as gamers battled from table to table!

Snappy Nappy 1814 Campaign in a Day AAR

Note that all the other Snappy Nappy Campaigns in a Day are also on his blog:

SnapCon AARs

MajorB14 May 2019 9:46 a.m. PST

These fasteners can be quite useful …

… !!!

DaleWill Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2019 10:02 a.m. PST

Love reading these every year.

De Berne14 May 2019 12:57 p.m. PST

Quite, quite splendid. Must have been a lot of fun and the players are fortunate to have the organisers of these games .

Russ Lockwood15 May 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

Peter is thinking of doing 1809 Bavaria Campaign for the 2020 SnapCon and possibly may take it to Historicon like he did with his Spanish Peninsula Campaign in 2018 and 2018 Historicon.

Russ Lockwood20 May 2019 8:07 a.m. PST

The final AAR for the Snappy Nappy 1814 Campaign in a Day is now up on Peter's BlundersontheDanube blog. This one is the Umpire's AAR by me.

It includes the umpire's recap of the campaign, all the table layouts, some insight into prep work and umpiring a campaign, and a full list of all player-to-player messages, including times, that show mindset, locations, and other thoughts from commanders.

Umpire's AAR for Snappy Nappy 1814 Campaign in a Day

Shortly, expected in a day or two, a PDF of the Umpire's AAR will appear in Alan's Snappy Nappy Yahoo Group.

PDF of Umpire's AAR for Snappy Nappy 1814 Campaign in a Day


greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jan 2020 1:42 p.m. PST

Awe inspiring

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2020 8:41 p.m. PST

That is indeed the plan; Danube 1809 for both the local event in Connecticut in the Spring, and Historicon in July.

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2020 5:56 p.m. PST

(Both of which had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic). Hopefully irt will be possible to run it at Historicon 2021, and we'll see about a date for a Connecticut run. Hard to plan anything much in advance now that involves a large number of players

Mikemcf29 Jun 2020 8:55 p.m. PST

I am uncertain if this info was posted anywhere, I am looking at the Snappy Nappy 1814 campaign trying to find the OOB used. I would be grateful if that were shared.

I am in the process of reworking an 1814 campaign map for Snappy Nappy.

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2020 5:10 p.m. PST

Russ sent the individual players (19!) their force rosters, but I don't believe there was ever a complete OOB published. Thus I could tell you the forces for my commands (Uvarov and Gyulai), but not anyone else's. In order to make the game balance halfqway reasonable, Russ assumed a much better result from the conscription for 1824 than actually occurred.

Russ Lockwood10 Jul 2020 8:31 p.m. PST

I sent him the OOBs, so he's good.

And yes, although the historical French were outnumbered about 3:1, that would make for a lopsided game, so I considered the historical record a bit and did indeed fill the ranks of France with a better than historical conscription that lowered the Allied advantage to 1.3 to 1.

That made for an exciting day of gaming!

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2020 12:19 p.m. PST

err, 1814, LOL!

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.