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pushing tin28 Nov 2023 3:20 a.m. PST

At the weekend I ran Balaclava using BBB rules

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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2023 10:32 a.m. PST

This is very good work. Thank you for sharing.

Prince Alberts Revenge29 Nov 2023 8:55 a.m. PST

Absolutely stunning table. Love the harbor with ships and stockpiles. You're use of various proxies to assemble 6mm Crimean War armies is very innovative. I'm painting up armies in 10mm and your 6mm efforts continue to serve as inspiration.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2023 6:17 a.m. PST

Beautiful work as ever, Matt. Do I understand right that the Allied victory was due less to the actual combat results than to how they were viewed in the corridors of power? (I.e., the dice reflecting Allied nonchalance regarding having to commit 4th Div, versus Russian consternation at qualms about having committed their reserve?)

pushing tin30 Nov 2023 9:57 a.m. PST

Thanks Chris and yes, partly. The Russians also failed to properly secure the Fedoukine Heights, allowing the French to waltz in without firing a shot and, more importantly, not have to roll a dice for commiting either of their divisions.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2023 12:14 a.m. PST

Aha – careless. No wonder there was konsternation in the Kremlin!

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2023 7:03 a.m. PST

No, Chris, not in the Crimean War, with the capital at St Petersburg. There was, perhaps, worry in the Winter Palace, or nattering on Nevsky Prospekt.

ChrisBBB2 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2023 8:44 a.m. PST

Admirable alliteration. I could quibble about Tsar Nicholas having recently built the Grand Kremlin Palace and say that's why I mentioned it … or I could just admit you caught me out. :-)

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