Friday, December 31, 2021
Thursday, December 30, 2021
With the year drawing to a close, it is past time to wrap up the Campaign in a Day event from back in October(!)
From the pen of French General Rey, aka Mark Mclaughlin
Especially galling, I knew the exact table layout connections between myself and you. My forces were all on the Padua table, I had laid out the Table V (Vicenza) terrain myself and my forces started on Table V, and I had cav recon to the Verona table - so I knew all the distances and interconnections. And yet, when the plea for help came, I still did not visualize the space/time/geometry properly. Shows how great SN and the multi-table setup is in reproducing the fog of war. Good little lessons learned for me here.
Also makes me even more aghast at Napoleon's genius in his ability to have so often exactly correctly done the same sort of calculation over and over.
So, General Lusignan, please accept my sincerest apologies for not having come to your succor. It was an error on my part.
My dear General Bajalich,.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
This year, there was a very, very heavy box under the tree, filled with Old Glory goodness (courtesy of the Army Card Renewal, as well as the Empress). 60 Lowland Pikes, 60 Lowland Musketeers, 20 Lowland Command, 30 Highlanders w/ Muskets, 20 Highland Command, 10 Mounted Dragoons, 30 Dismounted Dragoons, 10 Border Lancers, 10 Scottish Cavalry, 6 Scottish personalities, and the free Army Card pack was the Scottish Artillerymen.
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Of course, the true Yuletide treasure is time spent with our family and friends, and the season of Peace on Earth and Goodwill. For a second year in a row, COVID has made it difficult for us to experience those things as as we might ordinarily have done. However, here we're talking about the materialistic side. :-) I can't recall a Christmas in 60 years or more that hasn't involved books!
First up are a pair of scenario books by my freind, Michael Hopper. Michael was distraught over an error in the final copies which caused the place names on the maps to be in a much lighter font than intended. Frankly, even with being told, I didn't rerally notice it, but he has provided purcasers with PDF files of all the maps as they shopuld have come out. This is actually a fantastic bonus, as it is easy to print out the maps you need to set up or run a game; much easier than photocopying, actually!
Thursday, December 23, 2021
Monday, December 20, 2021
Having to advance into the box of their destroyed opponents left them vulnerable to a devastating flank attack, which John's horse were more than happy to execute.