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DavidBurden13 Sep 2021 6:15 a.m. PST

As previewed in the Waterloo in the Garden post ( back in Jun, Nick, my brother Adrian and some friends and I finally got our 20mm Waterloo game played over 20-24 August to celebrate Nick and my joint 60ths.

The game used two 10' x 6' tables, at 1mm=1yd, so about 6km x 3.6km total landscape. We used Halfords Rubber Floor Tiles for the terrain, nice and light and a sturdy interlock. There were about 6300 figures, including quite a few 40+ year old Airfix, but also more modern HAT/ESCI etc and quite a lot of Newline metals. The rules were our home-brew Steady Lands Steady, and the whole game played on a 10cm grid.


We managed to get the local media interested, which ended up with not only front cover of the local paper but also a near full page in the Daily Mirror!

In the game I (French) decided to try a risky double-envelopment, simultaneously launching attacks on my left and right flank. The left flank made good headway at first, almost making it to Merbe Braine when the Dutch reinforcements arrived from Braine l'Alleud and I was too spent to hold them off and go up against the solid mass of English troops to my right. My Right Flank did a bit better (mainly because Bill was commanding it) reaching the British table edge and forcing the Guards and much of the British cavalry to switch to that flank to stop a complete roll-up. An early Prussian arrival towards Fischermont meant a few vital turns were lost countering that threat to our own flank, but the rest of the Prussians were a bit slow getting onto the board and only just started to get out of the Lasne when we had to call it a day. By then the French were pretty much spent, although with two Corps untouched, so we ranked it a Marginal Allied victory.


Full AAR at: link

Terrain description at: link

Media coverage/outreach description and links to articles/photos at: link

Ninety second timelapse video of the whole event at: YouTube link

And here's the team:


Finally some of our favourite photos, others in the blog posts.








Lascaris13 Sep 2021 7:30 a.m. PST

Spectacular! Also, congratulations for the publicity which will hopefully inspire new gamers.

Wargamorium13 Sep 2021 7:36 a.m. PST

Fantastic !!! Well done.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2021 9:12 a.m. PST

Outstanding! Thank you for sharing your AAR.

evilgong13 Sep 2021 5:07 p.m. PST

Looks superb.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2021 6:36 p.m. PST

Great work and kudos on the fantastic media!

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