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"Spanish Napoleonics at Call to Arms 2020" Topic


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Brian Smaller12 Aug 2020 2:06 a.m. PST

Played in a Black Powder comp at the annual Call to Arms convention in Wellington, New Zealand. I used my 1805-1808(ish) Spanish. I did pretty well and got third place. Don't underestimate the Spanish. My advice to anyone playing Spanish is to take lots of guerrillas and don't expect to win – but be pleasantly surprised when you pull a win out of the bag.

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Cavcmdr12 Aug 2020 3:43 a.m. PST

Looks like quality fun.

SFC Retired12 Aug 2020 7:16 a.m. PST

Hoorah for the Spanish !

Markconz12 Aug 2020 11:11 p.m. PST

Looks great Brian, good effort! :)

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2020 9:31 a.m. PST

Very nicely done Spanish. Well done!

mildbill13 Aug 2020 11:12 a.m. PST

We had a guy that came by the shop to play sometimes, called Spanish Bob.(we had a lot of Bobs in our group.) He generally won and was not against sometimes getting confused and firing on British troops with his artillery. Always in a tactically bad position, his Spanish troops would usually carry the day with unbelievable die rolls. With his luck, I guess that he found his way to a casino and quit coming around.

Brian Smaller13 Aug 2020 8:16 p.m. PST

I wish I had dice luck like that. Mine was 50/50 at best this weekend. If a few more dice fell in my favour I think I would have done better. But we all say that, don't we?

teper1961 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2020 9:25 a.m. PST

why not field a Romana Spanish army? By all accounts he was the best of their generals and took the best of the Spanish army with him…

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