Thursday, August 11, 2022

Historicon 2022: Battle of Marengo with Morschauser style rules

 

I ran this game Friday afternoon. It was a good thing that I set it up well in advance, as I kept thinking it was at 6 PM! 


Part of the French starting positions. 


The Austtians begin their advance. They had majorn traffic control problems. I really should have used 30 - 50% fewer units! 

Getting into the action! 


The opposing armies close. I didn't take many pictures due to being well engaged in running the game. 
It looked great, and played OK, but I would have been better to have stuck to the twice tested Austerlitz scenario. 

I didn't have nearly enough vineyards for the game, even with all of the new stuff I bought at Hiistoricon in November!



Back home, some Russians model the vineyard pieces, created from purchases from Pastimes on the Square. 


I bought very little again at Historicon this year. One booth had Lucid Eye Productions at 10% off. I had never heard of them, but they are a British company that dopes mostly fantasy stuff, but also has a nice range of Republican Romans and Macedonians. I bought 2 sets of Roman Consuls, as I never seems to have enough figures to use as Generals!


I also bought a pair of Eagle bearers to use as Army Standards for my Roman Army when playing  To the Strongest! I also purchased eight D12's of various different colors, with Test of Resolve games in mind. 


Historicon Special free figure - a female Ukrainian hero from WW2. I spotted these Perry Austrian High Command set and picked it up; I always seem to need more Austrian Command figures, too!


I really wanted some more Poplar trees from Battlefield Terrain Concepts, but they didn't have any. They had their usual show special - buy 12 of these trees, get 3 free. With two $12 GM vouchers in hand, the out of pocket cost for these trees was quite low!


Altogether it was a great show. Attendance seemed down modestly from 2019, but given the ongoing pandemic, that was to be expected. lots of good games and seeing friends old and new!

10 comments:

  1. Peter, you hosted a number of huge games. That takes a lot of effort and perseverance. Congratulations on your Historicon extravaganzas. I enjoyed reading your AARs from your many games.

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    1. Thanks, Jon; glad you enjoyed them. I had a blast at Historicon this year!

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  2. Another great effort Peter. Well done on all the work you put in. Some nice command purchases there as well.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence! Very little, actually, but useful.

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  3. Great purchases Peter. I might get a few of those Roman Consuls myself as well! Great to see the Austerlitz game - looks great.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Carlo!
      They are nice figures!

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  4. Splendid looking Napoleonic game and some nice purchases!
    Best Iain

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  5. As the others have said, your planning and energy in running so many great games is admirable. I love that last photo from this game; an example of Napoleonics at its best!
    Regards, James

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    1. I do love the look of many troops spread out over a large table! This is one case where from a game standpoint, less troops would have been better, though!

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