Where does the time go?

31st January. Another month gone and not a wargame played!

I am almost ready to play “Corunna Bathtubbed” but I have to make several stream tiles. Checking my supply of spray paints I needed more green and brown, both for these tiles and the extra hills that needed to be painted.

Table in progress. Stream tiles to be painted. More trees to be discovered.

When finally ready I intend to make up for lost time by fighting the battle three times with three different sets of rules. The first will be “Est-il Heureux”, the second the “Grenvile’s Kids’ Game” and the third playing will use Bob Cordery’s “Portable Wargame”.

Est-il Heureux was a game system that I designed for battle demonstrations at Napoleonic re-enactment events, using printed soldiers on wooden blocks on a free terrain. I later adapted it to a gridded table. I used to play these games in an open tent in the guise of a French veteran soldier, a pensioner of Les Invalides. My tale was that my game was seen by a visiting Prussian gentleman called “von Reisswitz”, which inspired him to create his own game…

Grenvile’s Kid’s Game is a simple game I developed to entertain the younger gentlemen of my current re-enactment regiment: Sir Richard Grenvile’s Troop of Horse. The game mechanics owe a lot to Richard Borg’s “Commands and Colors” games, but adapted to a 12×12 squared board. The cards are replaced by a simple dice activation system.

The Portable Wargame possibly needs no introduction to my readers. It has a large and growing online community on Facebook, and more information can be found on Bob’s blog: https://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.com

More on the detail of these rules will follow in the forthcoming battle reports.

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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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