Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Imperial Guard Blasted!

From playtest #2, I got to have three 'free shots' at the Imperial Guard!

Taking out 1/2 of the needed kills to send the Grenadiers and 2/3 of the needed Chassers a Pied to send them off the field!

Then close combat began and I handed over a battery to the Chasseurs and was certain to watch the better part of the Russian Right Wing evaporate.

Mercifully for the right wing, the game was called due to time constraints...but the action coming for the Dak-Kon convention promises to be very HOT indeed!

Dak-Kon convention information:

The second play test has shown needed 'starter' player information, about army formations - like Corps, Division, Brigade and Battalions need to be defined along with their inter-relations, as well as the "Allied" versions of the same, Wings, Divisions, Inspections, Regiments and Battalions.

I also need to try and create a 1-page SHAKO 'starter' info sheet for those whom have never played a minis game, let alone one with 1000's of troops on the table.

Does anyone know of an online primer for these things (that I could 'nab' so as to save my typing time)?

I shall also have a one page summary of the events leading up to the battle in a blizzard...EYLAU!


Bluebear Jeff said...


I've uploaded a partial re-write of my rules to the URL you already have. Take a look at the "A Quick Look" section. It might give you an idea as to format.

-- Jeff

MurdocK said...

Interesting idea Jeff, however part of the problems I have been encountering all these years, with new gamers, is a complete lack of understanding of what is/are Corps, Divisions, Brigades, Battalions, etc...

Grimsby Mariner said...

It's always difficult to explain organisation to people who haven't a clue isn't it? It took me a while to figure out section/platoon/company/battalion and so on - but thanks to playing all those SPI & Avalon Hill games in my youth I know what they mean now.

MurdocK said...

Yes grimsby and it gets worse when the Allied powers (Russia, Austria and Prussia) are counted with their Wing, Division, Inspections, Brigades, Battalions and Detached Commands are used...