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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2020 10:36 p.m. PST

Really nice.




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John Leahy14 Mar 2020 4:14 a.m. PST

Nice looking game in my favorite scale!

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2020 4:17 a.m. PST

Super report. Thanks for highlighting it, Armand.


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Royal Marine14 Mar 2020 6:53 a.m. PST

Great AAR and a useful highlight for BBB. I've been using these for a few years now, one FPW game at Reading in 2017 and that was that. Now most of my 6mm gaming for Napoleonics, ACW, FPW, APW, Crimean and Balkan Wars etc makes use of BBB.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2020 11:58 a.m. PST

Happy you like it boys!. (smile)


14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2020 7:03 p.m. PST

What does one stand of infanyry represent, a division or brigade? Artillery scale?

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2020 5:36 a.m. PST

Hi 14 NJ,

BBB uses elastic troop, ground and timescales that vary according to the scenario, so that in principle whatever the size or duration of a given battle, it can be fitted on a 6'x4' table and played with a manageable number of figures in a manageable period of time – it's geared toward a standard 3-
or 4-hour club night.

The BBB Gettysburg scenario requires 68 inf/cav bases and 8 artillery bases for the Union, and 53 inf and 6 artillery bases for the Confederates; thus a base is about 1,500 men or 36 guns. Confederate units are mostly divisions of 6 bases. Union units vary from 3 to 6 bases in size, mostly representing a single division but some consolidating two divisions into one unit. The scenario is freely available (along with many many others) from the BBB group on groups. io:

Hope that helps.


14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2020 9:56 a.m. PST

Thank you

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