Archive for June 9, 2022

General d’armee   Leave a comment

Did a full solo game of general d armee to learn the rules . Glad I did because there are lots of gaps in them : solved mainly with the FAQ the videos and the forum .

It was 1809 Austrians against Bavarians with a confederation of the Rhine brigade rushed to the battlefield in support .

Link played the Austrians for me and made some pretty crucial decisions and dice rolls acting as the main C in C.

Initially the Austrians suffered heavy casualties and were pushed out of the village to their right flank twice . Even the Grenadier unit could not hold that BUA . The Jägers of the advance guard brigade suffered badly and were wiped out in a hussar charge eventually .

In the centre the Bavarians advanced forwards and made good ground and inflicted heavy casualties .

However they over extended and were struck in the flank by the light cavalry of the left mixed brigade . Probably should have formed square earlier . Attack column is okay against cavalry but not from the flank .

Then the Austrians brought the cuirassier through the gaps in the centre when the Bavarians kept rolling low and becoming hesitant or faltering due to the destiny dice .

Finally the Bavarians started retreat or routs to the rear. This tied up their ADC allowing the Austrian heavy cavalry free rein to batter their cavalry.

Playing the game to learn the rules was vital . These are heavy rules with lots of things to track . Retreat is different to retire which is different to rout. DT can mean discipline test or destiny table . Who can attack and support whom and who can fire when a unit is charged are all important things that benefit from having the FAQ at hand .

I do like these rules though and have created better more sensible brigades for my next battle and am busy painting up skirmish figures .

Posted June 9, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Gloomhaven the final scenario   Leave a comment

We played the final scenario our 53rd on our online campaign. We defeated the Gloom and saved the city . Our party was the Soothsinger, the Summoner. The Doomstalker and the Nightshroud .

Basically everyone kept him distracted and everyone alive whilst the Doomstalker peppered him with arrows fuelled by blesses from his friends. Between the Doomstalker and the Nightshroud he took hits rapidly and was only able to take out the summons before he was defeated .

Of course we still have plenty of scenarios to do and hopefully we can start on the Jaws of the Lion quest line and characters.

Posted June 9, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

Bad experience with Deep Cut Studio order   Leave a comment

Ordered some game mats again from Deep Cut studio. Got hit with nearly £50 of handling and import charges . Asked them to put a warning up on their site for UK customers but they said it is my fault because I chose to Brexit .

Obviously I did not choose to Brexit but my government certainly did.

So I put this message here to remind myself about a sad experience and to warn other UK Purchasers that it is best to order from UK distribution networks only now . I do think the maps are worth getting and it must be sad for them to lose direct customers as well . Hopefully people can get them from me a UK Company to avoid all this happening to them .

Posted June 9, 2022 by wargamesdiary in Uncategorized

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