Battle of Roliça: A most important affair

Background: The Battle of Roliça took place on the 17th of August 1808. It was the first battle between British and French forces of the Peninsular War. British Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) commanding a Anglo-Portuguese force met French General of Division Francois Delaborde near the village of Roliça. Anglo-PortugueseContinue reading “Battle of Roliça: A most important affair”

2nd Small Test Game

I’ve attached another video of a second small test game I carried out over the weekend, this time without any scenery and deployment phases just two lines of identical armies lined up opposite each other. My concern after this test is that cavalry seem to be possibly overly powerful on that attack. One Brigade ofContinue reading “2nd Small Test Game”

Small Game Test 2 – Video

As promised I’ve uploaded a video of the small game test I carried out over the weekend. One disclaimer, is that I got many of my own rules wrong along the way! Such as fleeing distances and limbering/unlimbering artillery. Just goes to show even the rules writers can’t know all their own rules….. Let meContinue reading “Small Game Test 2 – Video”

Game Revisions

Following the second game test (which I will post a link to later today or tomorrow), I’m making some slight adjustments so that the game flows slightly better. SHOOTING The first revision is to change the hitting at short range for all weapons from 5+ to 4+, this should allow firefights at short range toContinue reading “Game Revisions”

Full Game Test 1 – Feedback and Game Adjustments

I performed the first full game test last night between two evenly sided forces. Both armies had the following strengths; 6,400 Infantry split across three Brigades 200 Cavalry (1 Squadron each) 6 Guns (6 Pounder foot artillery on 1 base) 1 Commander in Chief This game provided tonnes of feedback for the first version ofContinue reading “Full Game Test 1 – Feedback and Game Adjustments”