Archive for December, 2013

Club Night – Tuesday 17th December, 2013

Folks,

Current plans for this week are as follows:

Stuart and Alistair will be having an informal run through Neil Thomas’s rules for the medieval era. They will use the Battle of Barra terrain and will be introducing new troop types such as peasant levy and highland warband. All are welcome to join in playing through a made-up scenario with these straightforward rules.

Nothing else planned at the moment but there will be plenty of space for others to put on something else.

Hope to see you all there.
OWG

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Club Night – Tuesday 10th December, 2013

Folks,

 

Mike T & Ross are planning on having a game of the GMT boardgame “Pax Baltica” .This is an 2 player area movement / block mechanic similar to “Richard III” & “Hammer of the Scots” by Columbia Games. It recreates the Great Northern War fought at the startof the 18th Century in the Baltics between Sweden and the Russian led Coalition.

Great_Northern_War_Part1

 

Nothing else is planned at the moment so please feel free to take along something and fill the free tables!

 

Hope to see you all tonight!

OWG

Tuesday 3rd December, 2013 – Command & Colors (Napoleonics) After Action Report

words by Alistair Massey

I selected the Berezina Crossing, because I thought that it would be a good two versus one encounter with Mike R and John as Russian Commanders Vlastov and Admiral Chitchakov and me as Victor and Napoleon.  It ran right until 11pm and the Russians only needed one more trophy to win (the French needed two).  This scenario would make a good epic game.
 
‘The Russians began by trying to turn the flank of the French position on the eastern (Studyanka) side of the Berezina but this was countered by cavalry charges by light cavalry. The French then concentrated on driving back the Admiral’s troops on the western side but his Cuirassiers were frustrated by spoiling attacks by cavalry disguised as Cossacks. This infuriated Napoleon who ordered an all out attack by the Imperial Guard. The Russians were driven back and put onto the defensive, saved only by a supply problem which forced the guard to retire. The Admiral held on to the rear positions grimly. Russian pressure on the east bank from Vlastov meant that Victor could carry out a Grande Manoeuvre with a withdrawal of his forces across the bridge and a rearguard at Studyanka. The French, though badly mauled, could claim a strategic withdrawal in their favour at the close of play in the winter darkness. It ended in an advantage for the Russians, but a defeat if they counted those cavalry disguised as Cossacks!’

Best regards,

OWG