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DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 2:30 p.m. PST

A. Sudan 1898
B. ACW – Franklin 1864
C. AWI – Brandywine – 1777
D. ECw – Edgehill – 1642
E. Kircholm – 1605
F. Open to other ideas in these periods – what other battles would you propose?

Rich Bliss08 Sep 2019 3:35 p.m. PST

Of those five, I'd make the following comments

A. Army scale or skirmish. I think skirmish would be much more interesting especially with if you avoid using British Artillery

B. YAWN. The battle was pretty much a turkey shoot and only served to demonstrate the unsuitability of Hood for Army Command

C. This, I feel, is a good choice. Interesting decisions for both sides and a battle with a lot of troops for AWI

D. Edgehill is a good ECW battle with different advantages for each side

E. This one is a winner. Great quantity vs quality battle. And winged hussars! Do you have enough Swedes to put on the table?

lkmjbc308 Sep 2019 3:38 p.m. PST

C. I did Brandywine year before last at Nashcon using Volley & Bayonet… Cracking good game.

Joe Collins

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 3:47 p.m. PST

Of these I would agree that A, C and D would be great choices

B is a tough one given the Confederates would probably need divine intervention to even get a draw

Now E is interesting and I agree with Rich could be an outstanding choice. The Swedes have the edge in numbers and certainly could win if they were not induced in an ill advised advance (as happened in real life) – and any battle with winged Hussars is going to be popular!

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 4:18 p.m. PST

The Sudan.
The Sudan.
The Sudan.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 4:58 p.m. PST


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 7:02 p.m. PST

What Ragbones said

Old Contemptible08 Sep 2019 10:53 p.m. PST


JMcCarroll Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2019 10:04 a.m. PST

Any were you need to paint up which you have not yet done.

Great way to reduce the lead pile!

Corporal Fagen09 Sep 2019 10:24 a.m. PST

All of these are interesting battles. I don't see how The Sudan would be any less of a "turkey shoot" as Franklin, if not more so.

YogiBearMinis Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2019 4:18 p.m. PST

I am with JMcCarroll—strongly consider a game where you will need to finally finish off that project first. Be reasonable, of course, so you don't overwhelm yourself, but it is a great incentive to finally complete a project.

I, for example, have a ton of SYW lead in 15mm I have painted up, but have screwed around and around being indecisive about basing. I keep thinking I need to schedule a game about 3 months out to force myself to base and flock, which is a doable amount of work that I otherwise will keep procrastinating on.

Grumble8710609 Sep 2019 7:15 p.m. PST

Any were you need to paint up which you have not yet done.
I am with JMcCarroll—strongly consider a game where you will need to finally finish off that project first.

Agree with both of these. Seems the only way I ever get figures and terrain prepared is to have a game looming.

That's what I'm doing for one of the two games I plan to run at Fall-In! 2019. And for the other game, I'll bet you that something will come up that I need to re-do or finish. ;-)

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