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Wargaming / Re: Game you want to see republished?
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Today at 06:40:20 PM »
Flat Top with updated map and counter artwork.
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Game time is 0430 16 October 1809!If you have forces on the map at this point, please submit your orders for the day. Should circumstances dictate a need to issue new orders later in the day you of course may do so, but the first set of orders for the day is generally your corps' marching orders.
I already have orders from Davout, thank you sir!
If you are not on the map at this point, you are assumed to be marching toward your designated entry point.

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Wargaming / Re: Best Strategic Napoleonic War Game
« Last post by Geezer on Today at 05:26:20 PM »
I'm not familiar with any of those games but here are their rankings at BGG in the War section.  Make of them what you will:

The Napoleonic Wars/ GMT  114 (second edition)

Age of Napoleon/ Phalanx Games  307

War and Peace/ Avalon Hill  453

Nations in Arms: Valmy To Waterloo/ Compass Games  1438

Napoleon against Europe / Hexasim  306
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The boys are ready and I am chanelling the Master!
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Role-Playing & Adventure Gaming / Re: RPG Sales & Discounts
« Last post by bbmike on Today at 08:19:39 AM »
I picked up Mutant Crawl Classics for less than $19.  It is the best post-apocalyptic game system I've ever seen.

My thoughts on it: http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=20220.0
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Wargaming / Re: Game you want to see republished?
« Last post by OJsDad on Today at 07:59:22 AM »
GDW's WWIII series.

Pretty sure that's being done... by Compass maybe....

I'll have to check on that.
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Wargaming / Re: What's on your table right now?
« Last post by bbmike on Today at 07:48:15 AM »
Had a 7-player game of Sails of Glory today.  Lots of fun with some bad seamanship all-round!

Scenario had 2 Spanish frigates and two ships-of-the-line escorting a treasure ship into Cadiz harbour.   They're beating against the wind to get around the headland when some pesky Brits show up and try to steal the prize with three ships of the line.

Things went badly for the Spanish right off the bat when the lead frigate missed her turn and ran aground on a shoal, causing chaos in the line astern.  The Brits were able to get in and cause some heavy damage while the Spanish attempted to sort themselves out.  The first frigate eventually got off the shoal but was heavily damaged by that point and stuck soon afterwards.  The two Spanish ships of the line managed to get some solid broadsides into the Brits and sank one.  The second Spanish frigate managed to run herself aground and suffered the same fate as her twin.  The largest British ship hove to alongside the Spanish treasure ship and a boarding action ensued but the Brit marines were not expecting such a large crew on the prize (those wacky Spaniards sure seem to like to pack their ships to the gills with men) and the Brits actually suffered greater losses in the melee than the Spanish.  The fighting went back and forth for 3 vicious rounds before the Brits stuck their colours but not before de-masting the treasure ship and slaughtering 90% of her crew.

One Brit ship of the line burnt to the waterline soon after the hull of a Spaniard 2nd rate collapsed and she sank.  The final Brit ship of the line closed in for the kill on the one remaining Spanish SOL with a damaged mast, her steering was hampered and she managed to run herself aground in such a way that the Spanish treasure ship and the crippled SOL could both get what few guns they had left to bear and pounded the Limeys into submission before they could pull themselves off the shoal.



3 Brit SOLs bear down on the Spanish traffic jam after the leading frigate hits a shoal.




Brits split their squadron with two turning left to tackle one poor frigate while one turns right to deal with the only Spanish SOL still under sail.




The lead Spanish frigate finally managed to extracate herself from the first shoal only to run aground on the next shoal in line and then get pounded into matchsticks by two full broadsides (honestly, by this point, it was a mercy killing)



Final Brit SOL runs aground as does the treasure ship.  Spanish SOL rakes her from the bow and sets her alight.


I don't even own the game but the ships were buy 2 get one free at Origins. They were so cool looking I couldn't resist.
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