The contest betwixt Louis-Philippe of St. Maurice and Frankzonia is about ready to start.
See the attached map of the expected battlefield, essentially dominated by light woods...
as can be seen from this satellite image of the area.
All that remains now are the battle plans of the contestants.
The forces are: St. Maurice: Cavalry Brigade of Lancers and Hussars Detached Cavalry force of Gendarmes Infantry Brigade of two regiments with Battalions each and a light artillery battery with an attached "Zombie" militia unit of 2 Battalions for a total of 6 Battalions of foot.
Frankzonia: Cavalry brigade of Hussars and attached Cuirass Infantry of 4 Battalions of line, 1 Battalion of Jagers and a Battalion of Militia, along with an impressive array of command characters!
I expect to see the battle plans in the next day or so then the troops take to the tabletop this weekend!
I have had a few weeks of connectivity challenges, brought on by a worm that kept on shutting down my system.
Yesterday I had to purge the whole system and clean it all off. ~sigh~
Unfortunately this also means that much of the work I had done towards the 1809 game has been wiped clean also. ~sigh~
Time for work and other higher priorities has come on and I cannot see a hole big enough for running the whole game -alone-.
I am still seeking helper players and keen tabletop gamers for the project, control systems will be more humble (in the end that may be a good thing).
It also means that many of my email addresses are lost, so if you have communicated with me in the past and have not heard from me in a while please do send me a new message (so that I can recover all those missing email contacts).
I am also still going to do the Kingdom of St. Maurice and Frankszonia battle ~ going into next week. I need the OOB for BOTH sides sooner rather than later though!
Once upon a time a man appeared in a village and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each. The villagers, knowing there were many monkeys, went to the forest and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and, as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He then announced that he would buy monkeys at $20 each. This renewed the villager's efforts and they started catching monkeys again. Soon the supply diminished and people started going back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so scarce it was an effort to even find a monkey, let alone catch it! The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50 each! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would buy on his behalf. The assistant told the villagers, "Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that my boss has already collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when my boss returns, you can sell them to him for $50." The villagers rounded up all their savings and bought all the monkeys for 700 billion dollars. They never saw the man or his assistant again, only lots and lots of monkeys!
Now you have a better understanding of how the Wall Street Bailout Plan works.
In a uniform from the age of 13 to 30, learned much of 'military life' and after a decade of travel have settled down to start a family. Started with boardgames and RPG's in the 1970's and added tabletop miniatures in the 1990's. Now with a family of three boys, seeking to turn this sometime hobby into more of a lifestyle.