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Archives for May 2012

The Battle of Tarutino, 1812

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm Although it sounds a little like a certain Hollywood director, Tarutino (or Vinkovo) was a battle fought in Russia during the French invasion of 1812. In the real scrap, the Russians trounced Marshal Murat’s French, or rather his  ad-hoc force which included French and German cavalry, and Polish infantry.

Captain Gerard Regrets…”, Dos Putas, 1813

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm Bill Gilchrist laid on a nice-looking Peninsular game, set in the aftermath of Wellington’s victory over the French at Vittoria (1813). Here’s his game report;  It was a Donald Adamson scenario involving his hero Capitaine Gerard (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictitious character) in which a British Force (commanded by

The Battle of Fortissimo, 1796

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm This, the second “Bonaparte in Italy” game played out this month was a straightforward encounter battle, with both sides beginning the game fully deployed and raring to go. The Austrians were penalised with a slightly worse Command Rating (7 rather than 8), but proved crucial when the dice started

The Battle of Allegro, 1796

The Napoleonic Wars, Black Powder, 28mm In last month’s “Bonaparte in Italy” we used Warfare in the Age of Napoleon, which is quite good, but a little quirky. This time we played the game using the tried and tested Black Powder. Actually, it was only tried and tested by me – Angus – the other