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Bill Slavin09 Jan 2022 1:08 p.m. PST

I took the opportunity this weekend to write up the report for our "big game" over the Christmas holidays, a replay of the Battle of Alcaniz, a scenario set in Spain in May of 1809 written by my friend Brian North. Three of us played 14 hours over two days in sub-zero weather (augmented by space heaters) in a friend's coach house, ending in a draw.

So here it is, if you are interested in seeing the blow by blow.
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The game is played with 1/72nd scale figures on a 10.5' x 6' table using Over the Hills rules.

Here are a few pictures of the action:

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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2022 3:45 p.m. PST

Great figs/table – thanks for sharing!

Bill Slavin10 Jan 2022 5:13 a.m. PST

Thanks, Frederick – glad you enjoyed it!

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2022 10:10 a.m. PST

It is always nice to a big Napoleonic game, particularly in eastern Peninsula with Suchet. A wonderful AAR accented with superb terrain and figures. It is a joy to read and view. Thanks for posting this report.

Bandolier10 Jan 2022 4:20 p.m. PST

A great setup and battle.

Do you have any house rules for Over the Hills?

Bill Slavin11 Jan 2022 5:32 a.m. PST

Thanks, all. Bandolier, yes, we do have a fair number of house rules. Mostly tweaks but the one we make good use of gives small units with less than 5 fatigue hits a dual fatigue score, their combat FS calculated normally and then a second, set at 5, which is used for terrain and movement FH's. Any hits, combat or terrain effect both (with the combat FS not dropping below 1) but it allows a small unit to take extra moves etc. without being punished unduly and a better chance of rallying them off.

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