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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2019 8:50 p.m. PST

…e but still 7:5 in Austrian favour.

"Its ages since we had a Seven Years War game so yesterday I staged my at least annual Leuthen refight, the anniversary of the battle being 5 December 1757. Conrad and Shaun played the Austrians while Dave J and I were the Prussians. By tradition Dave was Frederick. Paul S umpired as we were using his own Panoply of War rules rather than Black Powder or Honours of War. I had sorted out the orders of battle and troop characteristics. Essentially all the Prussians except the fusilier battalions were rated very highly, even the heavy and light cavalry, which may or may not have been too generous but this was the Prussian army arguably at its peak before losses wore its quality down. The Austrian Cuirassier were also rated highly, while the Dragoons amd Infantry were classed as well trained experienced troops. Their Hussars and the Reichsarmee contingent were rated poor, the former as they were not ‘battle cavalry' unlike their Prussian counterparts who definitely were. Units were scaled down from the original orders of battle at the rate of one cavalry regiment (24 or 30) on the table for every ten actual squadrons and one battalion on the table for roughly every three or four actual battalions. Not all the Austrians featuring in the OoB were available; many had already been engaged and destroyed and others were still facing the original Prussian position or were en route to the battle an too late or knackered to join in…"

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Costanzo110 Dec 2019 4:01 p.m. PST

Great table and pieces!

von Schwartz10 Dec 2019 7:57 p.m. PST

Very nice, but what's up with the sheep?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2019 11:53 a.m. PST

Happy you like it boys!. (smile)


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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Dec 2019 10:39 p.m. PST

The sheep are like Waldo, they always appear somewhere in Colin's games. They are kind of his trademark.

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