As none of usual suspects from my gaming circle are going to Warfare Show this year (boo hoo !!! first I have missed in several years) I decided to arrange an all day game in new Wargame room as compensation
Finally decided on game subject (after much debating with myself over period, scale, rules etc) and have set it up ready for Saturday
Went with Napoleon vs Blucher using Piquet Field Of Battle (as best for multi player in this case four players) set in late 1813.
Here is table – Prussian start on bottom edge and French on top (the blue and green markers show French and Prussian objectives respectively)
French objectives are both Villages and large hill.
Prussians are Rough Hill and two Road Exits (top centre and left)
Objectives yield either Victory Points or Army Morale Level boost.
An Old Guard Brigade, 3 Young Guard Brigades, an Old Guard Cavalry Brigade and a Line Cavalry Brigade
Skilled General and Deck but below average Brigadiers
23 Units with 33 Army Morale Level (I boosted both sides by +10 to give longer game)
3 large mixed Brigades (with Line, Reserve, Landwehr, Jager and Landwehr Lt Cavalry), a Cuirassier Brigade, a Brigade of Dragoons and a Brigade with Hussars, Dragoons and Horse Artillery
Average General and Deck but with decent Brigadiers
31 units with Army Morale 43
Scenario special rules:
Ground is muddy so all moves are at half rate (and I get to use my 'muddy' terrain sheet).
The game starts with Rainy conditions, so visibility limited (12” ?) until each side turns the Special Event card in decks.
I have rolled up decks and Leaders but will probably keep units generic (ie all same type will have same stats)
Will leave the rolling for Fate (as I enjoy this aspect of rules) until game start.
We will likely just roll for who plays which side.