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ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2021 5:52 a.m. PST

Excellent game at the club this week. Full AAR on the BBBBlog:
Scenario freely available in the BBB group files:
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bargainbindm Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2021 9:21 a.m. PST

I have Avalanche Press' board game "Frontier Battles" that has an expansion for the theoretical addition of the Bavarians at Gitschin. I have yet to play it, but have thoroughly enjoyed reading through the scenarios.

As it stood, the Austro Saxon troops were holding their own till recalled. That said, the late arrival of the Saxons put a serious crimp in any likelihood of a distinct victory. I enjoyed the AAR, thanks!

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2021 12:58 p.m. PST

Thanks, glad you liked the AAR. Adding the Bavarians could be an interesting "what-if". Crispin's scenario includes another more likely one, allowing the Austrians to stick with their original plan and committing 3rd Cps to join 1st Cps at Gitschin, while the Prussians get to have their 4th Division join the fray.

bargainbindm Supporting Member of TMP03 Oct 2021 5:35 p.m. PST

..It's interesting that in both the Seven Weeks War and The FPW the Prussians faced armies led by commanding generals who really wanted no part of the job! The Austrian high command was dreadful, as was their staff work.

The Bavarians and Hanoverians escaping the Prussians was just not going to happen. Neither nation really understood the trouble they were in, and responded too late, along with the Federal 8th Corps.

Thanks for creating the nice scenario PDFs too!

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