Wednesday, 26 October 2016

'Nach Leipzig' - 2017



The Klein Leipzig game is beginning - with a run through the strategic elements.  The ever reliable Francis Lorraine - Petre is an excellent guide; and some old Hinchcliffe figures are standing in as markers.  The Autobahns on the map are not in play.






'Nach Leipzig' - 2017


Winter Quarters - and a look back to the Waterloo 200



The Waterloo 200 dispatches appeared in many places, most notably here:

http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/waterloo-200-game-part-1.html

and so a few pictures here of a memorable day...
















A memorable game, and close enough at the end....

Friday, 21 August 2015

Toy soldiers - to arms!

From the chaos of the painting table...



 at last the combatants are beginning to take the field in preparation for the big game.  And the honour of first in the field goes to the Prince of Orange and his GHQ Staff.


The Prince takes a view of the field from Quatre Bras...


Some Napoleonic Bee's were taking a close look...behind you!


From the recent re-enactment at Waterloo, it looks close enough to the 'original'...

Eric Edelman in the role of the Prince of Orange at the recent Waterloo 200 re-enactment - photo c/o Waterloo200.org

and the ground is certainly going to hide a few surprise - perhaps the battlefield in central London is not too different to the fields of Waterloo?

Photo from the Daily Telegraph 'Waterloo 200' report.

Waterloo - in the sunshine

Some scenes from a visit to the battlefield earlier in the month - traveling from the Lion Mound, via Hougoumont and the Emperor's last HQ...





and a Waterloo sunset at Plancenoit to close the day...

Thursday, 13 August 2015

En Avant

The build up has indeed started for the Waterloo 200 game - with an anticipated 1000 + toy soldiers and ten players...



Wednesday, 17 June 2015