A little experiment

Way back in 2001 I started a six nation solo wargame campaign set in Europe 1701. It progressed slowly until September 1702 and since has been languishing for over a year waiting for me to paint enough figures for the next engagement.

For Christmas I received the card wargame Milito by PSC Games. I have played one game solo to see how the rules work and it is a clever piece of work. I learned the need to keep a reserve.

Last night an idea struck me. What if I could use the same mechanism to play encounters in my C18th campaign?

This morning I set to, analysing the comparative attributes of the ancient soldiery cards and transforming them for the later period. I have made up some appropriate cards and when the battle next surfaces in my in-tray I will give it a go.

The basic game has only four types of terrain: predominantly plains with one card each of woods, hill and rough. Five cards are dealt and arranged so that the plains are always in the centre. For the 18th Century I have added enclosed, village and stream/marsh.

My potential troop types are Guards, Combined Grenadiers, Line Infantry, French “Old” Regiments, Pike & Musket (Swedes and Russians), irregular Light Infantry, Cuirassiers, Horse, Dragoons (mounted and dismounted), and artillery (light, medium, heavy and siege).

First battle report to follow soon.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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