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ferg98130 Dec 2022 8:16 a.m. PST

Afternoon all,

You may remember my post from earlier on in the year "what does a wargamer do with £1.00 GBP of matchsticks?"

Well, today I refought Austerlitz using the DBN rules and about 25p worth of the matchsticks, and I have to say it was really good fun and opens up a lot of possibilities – you can find out more, as well as who won the battle by clicking the link to my blog below


I think that this is a really cost effective way of fighting those large battles that otherwise you wouldn't get the opportunity to refight, unless you were very lucky.

As always, comments, suggestions and feedback welcome

Kind Regards


cavcrazy30 Dec 2022 9:43 a.m. PST

Your game looked very cool, something I would definitely play. That being said, me personally, I still prefer figures.

Perris070730 Dec 2022 9:44 a.m. PST

Nicely done. It looked way better than I expected. Happy New Year!

rustymusket30 Dec 2022 9:50 a.m. PST

It definitely gives more of an army look than just colored plastic dominoes, which is what I have been doing. Thanks.

Trajanus30 Dec 2022 10:55 a.m. PST

Very inventive! 😉

Legionarius30 Dec 2022 5:55 p.m. PST

You have proven that wargaming can be very cheap!

Buck21530 Dec 2022 6:30 p.m. PST

The band Status Quo would be very proud of you. Great job on them!

Erzherzog Johann31 Dec 2022 12:51 a.m. PST

Yes, because he's posted pictures of matchstick men.

MajorB31 Dec 2022 3:21 a.m. PST

Nothing new. Wargamers (including me) have been making armies from matchsticks since the 70s. I still have some packed away somewhere…

colkitto31 Dec 2022 3:27 a.m. PST


This is not a criticism, but did you consider using green pillowcases? Also, can I ask how many "units" are involved?

Long Valley Gamer Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2022 12:55 p.m. PST

Very close to a boardgame.

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