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Ney and Twice Ney! (Part II)

Ney and Twice Ney! (Part II)

Paul Comben March 18, 2015 2

By Paul Comben Grand Tactical Interpretations of Quatre Bras  Part II Desperate Times and Desperate Measures Wellington had precious little cavalry available to him during the battle. Those that were present included the Brunswick

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Ney and Twice Ney!

Ney and Twice Ney!

Paul Comben March 16, 2015 11

By Paul Comben Grand Tactical Interpretations of Quatre Bras Part I It was not long after the ordeal of Waterloo that Wellington’s diminished but triumphant Anglo-Dutch army returned to the site of its first

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Plancenoit: The Final Blow (a preview of Legion Wargames’ “Black Eagles Over Belgium”)

Plancenoit: The Final Blow (a preview of Legion Wargames’ “Black Eagles Over Belgium”)

Other March 4, 2015 2

By Paul Fish DVM Mention the name “Waterloo” to most Americans and 60% will say it was Napoleon’s last battle, 25% will bring up a song by ABBA and the rest will have no

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A Quick Look at “Hammerin’ Sickles” and “At Any Cost: Metz 1870”

A Quick Look at “Hammerin’ Sickles” and “At Any Cost: Metz 1870”

Fred Manzo February 2, 2015 0

By Fred Manzo   Although some people know Hermann Luttmann and I are working on a good 6+ games, today I’d like to discuss two of them in particular: “Hammerin’ Sickles: Longstreet Attacks at

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Slate: The Pro-Union Civil War Board Game That Was the Chutes and Ladders of 1862

Slate: The Pro-Union Civil War Board Game That Was the Chutes and Ladders of 1862

Other January 7, 2015 0

By Rebecca Onion In 1862, a year into the Civil War, the Philadelphia publishing company Charlton & Althrop registered a trademark for this optimistic and bellicose “Game of Secession, or Sketches of the Rebellion.” The

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Bringing Back the Bygones: An Occasional Look at the Vintage Side of Boardgaming

Bringing Back the Bygones: An Occasional Look at the Vintage Side of Boardgaming

Paul Comben December 19, 2014 4

By Paul Comben The Battle of the Little Big Horn Review Designer: Eduardo Rojas Publisher: Waddingtons Games (1962) So who remembers this one? For no small amount of time I have told people that my first

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“Stonewall’s Sword” in development at Revolution Games

“Stonewall’s Sword” in development at Revolution Games

Other December 14, 2014 0

From the Revolution Games Staff: The stifling hot morning of August 9th, 1862, Maj. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s corps of Confederate veterans encountered a lone Union division under the shadow of Slaughter’s Mountain (also

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A BECKONING VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF MARS-LA-TOUR 1870 – A Boardgaming Way Essay

A BECKONING VICTORY: THE BATTLE OF MARS-LA-TOUR 1870 – A Boardgaming Way Essay

Hermann Luttmann December 14, 2014 0

by Hermann Luttmann “The tragedy is that, obsessed with avoiding defeat, he was blind to a beckoning victory.” – David Ascoli, author of A Day of Battle, referring to French Marshal Francois Bazaine The Battle

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Beta Rules for “At Any Cost: Metz 1870” – A Boardgaming Way Special Presentation

Beta Rules for “At Any Cost: Metz 1870” – A Boardgaming Way Special Presentation

Hermann Luttmann November 10, 2014 0

By Hermann Luttmann At Any Cost: Metz 1870 Rules  1.0 Introduction On the morning of August 16th, 1870 at the Gravelotte crossroads outside the fortress of Metz, Napoleon III, Emperor of the French Second Empire, turned

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A Player’s Guide to “Hammerin’ Sickles: Longstreet Attacks at Gettysburg”

A Player’s Guide to “Hammerin’ Sickles: Longstreet Attacks at Gettysburg”

Fred Manzo October 22, 2014 2

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