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Today's Article: Napoleonic Battles & Travels
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:49:33 AM »
The first of a planned series, Cyrano talks about Jena-Auerstadt in preparation for a road trip

« Last Edit: September 08, 2016, 10:29:54 AM by bayonetbrant »
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Re: Today's Article: Napoleonic Battles & Travels
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 08:09:28 PM »
That was very interesting.  Will this be an AAR combined with a trip to the battlefield?

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Re: Today's Article: Napoleonic Battles & Travels
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 08:46:38 AM »
Enjoyed the article as well. I hope there will be some modern photos of the battlefield during the trip.
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Re: Today's Article: Napoleonic Battles & Travels
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 12:26:20 PM »
Thanks for the kind words.

The intent is to appear periodically hereabouts and discuss the campaign, games about the campaign, the kriegsspiel that's organizing about the campaign (HINT: Players wanted!), and to end it all with the visit itself.

Many photographs will be provided.

Looking forward to the exercise.

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Re: Today's Article: Napoleonic Battles & Travels
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2016, 09:39:31 AM »
Was that Jar Jar Binks with the miniatures?  If so, please double-tap to ensure his demise.

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Re: Today's Article: Napoleonic Battles & Travels
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2016, 10:47:39 AM »
Ha!

Most perceptive.

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Re: Today's Article: Napoleonic Battles & Travels
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2016, 04:15:45 PM »
Ha!

Most perceptive.

Gift from the child of a dear friend who admired my toy soldier collection and felt it needed a friend.

Surprised none of commented on the Heroclix Trooper also evident fighting for the British.

When I saw Jar Jar I thought bang, bang (double-tap).  That blocked out everything else.

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Re: Today's Article: Napoleonic Battles & Travels
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 08:26:38 AM »
Back from a long day of work and I see it made the page.  Hoorah.

Reading it over again at some weeks remove, the only thing I might have added is that the counters for Saalfeld are very nicely done.  I particularly like the color palette.  If DG could sort out their QC, they'd be amongst my favorite companies...
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Re: Today's Article: Napoleonic Battles & Travels
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2016, 11:49:39 AM »
I'll note that I like DG's Saalfeld enough that I bought a copy for myself after playing it, Despite a couple of wonky rules - largely cleared up in errata - it's a good game. I think the system as a whole is very interesting, and wish they had more games using it.

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