War of the 5th Coalition:
rpardo has asked if I have any website focusing on this and I do not yet.
My first thoughts can be seen here.
I am hopeful to find as many interested gamers as possible to co-ordinate some sort of a re-creation of the 5th Coaltion.
I have recently re-read Osprey Campaign Series #33 In the back of this book there is an excellent treatise of wargaming this campaign by Dr. David Chandler.
I am keen to make some attempt at this sort of kreigspeil on as large a scale as we can possibly muster.
Dr. Chandler wrote of using a mail system to manage things, we can do this now on a planetary scale with e-mail.
I did a similar sort of thing on a smaller scale during the mid 1990's using e-mail to co-ordinate some games. The french player decided to 'quit' due to other life needs and we decided to end the game with a second French Revolution taking place in 1807. Talk about a wild series of battles!!! Davout ended up as the new 'grand general' after a massive series of battles in northern Italy. Everyone at the final battle had a great time.
We may be able to limit things more in scope so that only about the next 9-12 months will be involved.
Perhaps there are enough interested Napoleonic players or participants to pull this off?
Drop me a comment or email via the link on my information page here in blogger.
Forward the Guns!
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