Sunday, March 29, 2009


Napoleonic Wargaming

A new blog that I have come across is Napoleonic Wargaming, the author is currently working out campaign mapping issues.

I find it interesting as this is exactly the issues that I am struggling with for the 1809 Campaign Game that I am still working on putting into action in the not too distant future.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Battle of Neu-Isenburg

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.

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!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Computer Problems solved?

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!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Understanding the bailout:

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.

Courtesy of Joel Wissing!