Again using 300 point army builder and the very generic terrain set up (we will try Scharnhorst campaign system).
Another cracking game with my French burdened with attack against almost perfect defensive terrain but a ding dong battle anyhow.
So easy to play this rule set and whilst it has a good deal of abstractions it works fine for the multi-Corps level it is set at.
All in all a fun playable set in fact we managed a whopping 24 turns today !!
Only Field Of Battle or Shako really match this for Grand Tactical Napoleonic games.
FOGN, GDA, BP and OTH are all at lower Tactical level with more formation nuances but slower playing (maybe not BP so much) as more choices to 'deal' with which suits these more tactical games.
Blucher essentially eschews the Column, Line Square options into Standard and Prepared Defence (ie anti-mounted) as units represent Brigades (ie 4-6 Battalions)
We did find that the British Firepower trait is very underwhelming as French can charge from and retreat outside Volley range (unless the British attack and pursue) but made little difference to outcome as attackers (if they attack) suffer at least one Skirmish shot which generally reduces them by 1 or 2 Elan before contact and the Steadfast British trait certainly aids in Combat.
A French loss but it was hard fought and exciting stuff.
French attacking right center. Light Cavalry Scouting ahead
Assault goes in against hill (1 British unit repelled the other stood)