Austrian Artillery Units

A summary of the Austrian Artillery units during the Napoleonic War for the game Clausewitz

Austrian Cavalry Units

summary of the Austrian cavalry unit skills and rules for Clausewitz

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”

Discord

First of all, before I begin I’d like to apologise. As you may have noticed I’ve been a littl might on posts recently. There are a number of reasons for this, having a daughter under the age of two who acts like a gremlin after midnight, and studying for exams. So I hope you’ll forgiveContinue reading “Discord”

Game Choices

Initially when I started writing these rules I imagined a set of rules to simply play historical scenarios. To an extent this is still my intention, however having read some of the comments from various people I’ve decided to expand this some what. POINTS There will be a points system which will allow players toContinue reading “Game Choices”

Time Off

I’ve been writing rules for Clausewitz now non-stop for six weeks. As such, I’m choosing to take a couple of weeks rest from Clausewitz. Hopefully I’ll be able to come back with fresh ideas to drive the game forward once more. There are various areas I’d like to improve on at this point and I’veContinue reading “Time Off”

Command & Control Thoughts

There is always a clear chain of command for the issuing of orders in a battle. Commander-In-Chief Corp Commanders Division Commanders Brigade Commanders Unit Commanders For Clausewitz, the CinC may be at any level from Divisional and upwards, therefore I believe I need to implement a sounds system which can replicate the Napoleonic battlefield ordersContinue reading “Command & Control Thoughts”

Cuirassiers

I’d like to take time to dedicate an article to each type of troop type that took part in the Napoleonic Wars. As such I’d thought I’d start this little series with the Cuirassiers. WHAT IS A CUIRASSIER? Cuirassiers were cavalry equipped with cuirass armour, sword, and firearms, first appearing in late 15th-century Europe. TheContinue reading “Cuirassiers”

Broken Units

I established how units became broken in an earlier post, where a unit fails their morale test by a value of 3 or more. I also stated that other units that are near a unit that fails its morale test and becomes broken also have to test. What I haven’t covered is some of theContinue reading “Broken Units”

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”