Viewer's Choice Celebration MiniCampaign

It has now been over 20 years since I launched "With MacDuff On the Web" and nearly 10 years since I launched my 2 blogs: Gathering of Hosts and Battle game of the Month.

To celebrate the years and the friends and the million hits I've decided to run a 3 game mini-campaign in late October and I'm asking YOU to help choose the period. It has to be something from my current list but please comment on any post from Sep 12 till Oct 1 or email me : rmacfa@gmail.com . and to let me know your preference and any suggestions on the mini campaign.

The polls are now open!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

And a Great Battle was Won and Lost.

Today's outing was a great success as far as I'm concerned.

Jeff now owns my old 15mm Russian and Austrian French Rev. armies and its always a pleasure to briefly resume command of some of my old units from time to time. 
A good mix of gamers either played or dropped by for a bit to chat and have a look, including old friends from the 70's and 80's  to newer friends made over the years and some new gamers giving historical minis a go for the first time.  Really glad to finally be able to put a face to my fellow wargaming blogger, The monkey that walks .


I played Dokhturov on the left, so this was my command. Lets just say that 5 hours later I was still holding our left. Jeff's terrain and armies.

The game was Austerlitz organized by Jeff using Napoleon's Battles and his 15mm troops. Yes I know, not my usual style but it did the job OK considering that most of the 8 players had never read the rules let alone played them. Looks like another NB game will follow in September. I think I might work on a QRS that I can read and understand without specialist equipment!

A rather blurry shot of Suvorov playing the role of Kutuzov and the table reencarnation of an old friend since college days who has just returned to Nova Scotia. 

Thanks to Jeff (Armchair Commander blog) and Brent for a good outing.

Oh alright, Brent and the French team won an epic victory over the allies.

10 comments:

  1. Table looks great. Well you can say that it followed the history books. I recommend General d’Armee if you are looking to replace NB.

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    1. Nope, I'm just another player at the table on this one.

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  2. Fabulous looking game and good quality time with friends, what's not to like :-)

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  3. Like the gaming cloth/mat very effective .

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  4. Peter Douglas makes an interesting suggestion. Too Fat Lardies have several good videos up and running, available on U-Tube, regarding General d'Armee. Since I am the inly one in my gaming circle to collect Napoleonic period figures in any scale, I can only say that the play looks rather simple and quick moving. BTW, the game looks terrific and fun.

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    1. I'm just an extra player in these games I firmly believe that the person with the toys who does the work to an organize a game should be able to choose the rules.

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  5. The game looked smashing, and I enjoyed meeting you. Hopefully I can get out to the game in September,

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    1. I hope so. I'm hoping that location can become a monthly thing. It'd be good to have another table with some shorter games for those who can't give it a whole day.

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