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Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2021 10:22 a.m. PST

Today we had another 7 Years War game using my own rules. It was another fun day!

The write up is on my blog at this link



( Rules: my own link
Figures mostly Lancashire, Essex and Old Glory 15's)

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2021 11:43 a.m. PST

Great battle and hard cheese for the Prussians – as to what it takes to rout the Russians, I quote "you can't just kill them, you have to knock them down"

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2021 11:47 a.m. PST

Nice looking figures.

SHaT198404 Sep 2021 7:21 p.m. PST

Would multiple cavalry units, in the era of rigid adherence to formal formations, really have popped into the nearest woods?
Just asking…

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2021 12:09 a.m. PST

Hi SHaT1984: I agree, not normally, but the woods in the game are light woods, not as difficult as the terrain Von Seydlitz traversed at Zorndorf IIRC.
The period frequently had battles where a defending force deployed where an attacker had to deploy in less than idea terrain. In many ways I feel the idea of battles with neat lines in open fields is rarer than most people think during the Seven Years War.

The game often puts nasty terrain in the limited deployment areas, but we don't mind, as troops are soon out of it. It just slows deployment a bit.

COL Scott ret12 Sep 2021 7:21 p.m. PST

Herky I think that if I were a Prussian soldier I might not want to fight for you, they seem to loose hard and often.

von Schwartz ver 225 Nov 2021 9:23 a.m. PST

Gotta start using those "special dice" (wink, wink, nudge nudge, and Bob's yer uncle)

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