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27 Jan 2023 11:36 a.m. PST
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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2021 7:03 p.m. PST

In broad wargaming terminology, the Napoleonic Wars span Napoleon's military career and encompass the wars of the Revolutionary France, the Republic, the Consulate, and the Empire — from the War of the First Coalition to the War of the Seventh Coalition, plus concurrent wars within that time span that were fought in European states. [Despite what the pedants might contest, the majority of Napoleonic miniatures rules that I own certainly cover all these conflicts.]

I propose a series of polls to determine our favourite land battle of each Coalition War, the Peninsular Campaign, the Russian Campaign, plus one poll for battles of other European wars of the period, for a total of 10 preliminary polls. Then to be followed with the grand final poll for the Favourite of Favourites with the entries being the 10 winners of the preliminary polls.

The polls would be for:

1) The War of the First Coalition (1792–1797).
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2) The War of the Second Coalition (1798–1802), and the French campaign in Egypt and Syria (1798–1801).
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3) The War of the Third Coalition (1803–1806).
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4) The War of the Fourth Coalition (1806–1807).
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5) The Peninsular Campaign, including the pursuit into France (1807–1814).
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6) The War of the Fifth Coalition (1809).

7) The Russian Campaign (1812).

8) The War of the Sixth Coalition (1813–1814).

9) The War of the Seventh Coalition, aka the Hundred Days War (1815).

10) Other European wars of the Napoleonic period: the Russo-Turkish War (1806–1812), the Finnish War and Dano–Swedish War (1808–1809), and the Austro-Neapolitan War (1815).

11) The Napoleonic Favourite of Favourite Land Battles (winners of the first 10 polls).

No nominations here in this post, please make nominations in the 10 specific polls if your favourite land battle in each period hasn't yet been nominated.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2021 7:16 p.m. PST

Well, got this post and the first 5 polls up, then this:

You have already posted the maximum number of topics allowed per day on this forum.

I should be able to get the rest up after midnight, but by then I won't be able to edit the OP to add the links to each poll myself, and perhaps a kind editor will see to that.

**edit**
Hmm, the TMP day does not change at midnight Eastern. Will try tomorrow morning then.

BillyNM30 Jun 2021 9:18 p.m. PST

Favourite Grand Battery? Friedland!

SHaT198401 Jul 2021 12:43 a.m. PST

I propose a series of polls

Seems like you've gone far beyond proposal to action… but since there are opinions, lies and damn lies, I'll pass for now thanks.
I've read enough of the history on here to know opinions, like onions, begin to stink when they're rotten.
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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2021 6:24 a.m. PST

Hmm, a TMP Day looks like a 24 hour period that hasn't run out yet. Maybe this evening I can get the others up and running.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2021 12:54 p.m. PST

Perhaps the list for such polls can be taken from here …

frenchempire.net/battles

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2021 2:22 p.m. PST

I have the text for the polls with starting nominations all typed out, just need to await the clock so I can post polls again.

The intent wasn't to list every battle (Digby Smith has a great thick book with that!), but nominations for favourites.

the useful thing about polls like this is gathering useful information for gaming — over the decades, I've only had the chance to game a very small percentage of the battles. And while I've read quite a lot, I don't have an encylopedic memory. Gathering favourites from other gamers helps winnow down good contenders for future games!

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP01 Jul 2021 8:17 p.m. PST

The remainder of the poll suggestions are up now.

Links here:

6) The War of the Fifth Coalition (1809).
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7) The Russian Campaign (1812).
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8) The War of the Sixth Coalition (1813–1814).
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9) The War of the Seventh Coalition, aka the Hundred Days War (1815).
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10) Other European wars of the Napoleonic period: the Russo-Turkish War (1806–1812), the Finnish War and Dano–Swedish War (1808–1809), and the Austro-Neapolitan War (1815).
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11) The Napoleonic Favourite of Favourite Land Battles (winners of the first 10 polls).
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