An informal look at the people who visit, and the games that are played in my garage.
Friday, 5 September 2008
The French attack the Prussian left flank. Actually an unlikely mix of French allies, Saxe-Cobourgs, a battalion of Isembourgs and an Italian battalion in the foreground. For the purists our battles may be something of a disappointment as we don't really care too much about the historical or chronological niceties of wargaming. I have no problems using Russians wearing the 1812 uniform alongside French wearing pre-empire uniforms. I don't really understand the desire to recreate specific divisions or corps from a given period. Though I can see the requirement for formations in historical battles to follow the original orbat I'm not going to worry if I don't have a certain line battalion for a certain corps. Basically any other line battalion will do. The rules we use are "In The Grand Manner", not everyones cup of tea but easy to use and suitable for the large scale games we want to play.