|battle of Soignes from the first campaign game in 2002|
For the players, each had their own map of the actions of the field, for comparison I shall also show the map from the perspective of the game-master, me.
For the Prussian player on June 14 (game start) they saw, for enemy troops or allied army there were only flags dropped into the locations where the troops were:
|Prussian Player's map at game start.|
|Game start as seen by the game master.|
|mid-day of the busy 17 June|
For my 'squares' as I call them that I used in building the tabletop maps for battle, I also generated a set of' 'parchment' copies of the maps so that I could put together maps that the players could then lay out plans for their own troops locations and combat situation.
For Soignee this looked like:
|a 2' x 3' map would be laid out to match these troop deployments|
|same map now laid out with troops at 08h00|
The Players each got to see only the field from the perspective of their respective commanders:
Meanwhile over at Arete:
|battlefield of Arete on 17 June in Campaign game #1 from 2002|
Again the map had been presented in the cartographic form the players to make plans ...
|the resulting map with troops laid out for battle|
|14h00 Prussian view|
Indeed that day saw Uxbridge and von Zeithen lost to the allied forces.
The Campaign did not go all for the French either, for after a brilliant defensive action at Ghent the French were forced to retreat and lost the Campaign.
|battlefield of Ghent 14h00 19 June|
|Campaign map at game end|
There are also the 'wraparound' self-extracting postcards that I may get to share via dropbox ... if there is interest in seeing the images?
What sort of long-distance games have you organized or played in? What were the results like?