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Archives for February 2011

Le Champ de Nounours, 1944

The Second World War, Rules of Engagement, 1944 Colin Jack came up with this game, set in Southern France in the late summer of 1944. Given the terrain, the battle was dubbed “Teddy bear field”, or “le champ de nounours”. This is Colin’s account of what happened;I rolled up a scenario for a force of

The Battle of Oriskany, 1777

The American War of Independence, Black Powder, 28mm Oriskany is a popular battle to refight, thanks to the varied troop types who took part. You have indians, militia, rangers, provincials – just about everything apart from British regulars. Bill didn’t have all of these painted up, so some British redcoats “stood in”. Still, the scenario

Soggy Bottom Sconce, 1648

The English Civil War, Very Civile Actions, 28mm This fictitious little engagement was set in the Second Civil War (1648-49), and saw a small brigade of Parliamentarians defending itself against twice the number of Royalists and their Scots allies. As the defenders were troops of the New Model Army they enjoyed a qualitative advantage over

Landsberg an den Warthe, 1758

The Seven Years War, Die Kriegskunst, 28mm This small Seven Years War game was fought around Landsberg an den Warthe, the village on the banks of the River Warthe on the Prussian-Polish border. It was held by a regiment of Prussian Freikorps, backed up by jaegers and artillery, while a stronger Prussian force was a