Austrian Artillery Units

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

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”

Faction Focus: Portugal

HISTORY 1801 – War of the Oranges In 1800, First Consul Bonaparte and his ally, the Spanish prime-minister and Generalissimo Manuel de Godoy, ultimately demanded Portugal, the last British ally on the continent, to break her alliance with Britain. Portugal refused to cede, and, in April 1801, French troops arrived in the country. They wereContinue reading “Faction Focus: Portugal”

Revision to Artillery

Artillery had previous been using a firing dice for each weapon on the base and these were imply using a 6+ to hit at long range and a 5+ to hit at short range. However after the blood bath of the first test game I’m having to revise this to make artillery less powerful. ThereforeContinue reading “Revision to Artillery”

Light Infantry

I wanted to cover light infantry and their like briefly as I’ve already covered ‘true’ Skirmishers such as the rifles, Jaegers and Grenzers. Light Infantry are slightly different, in that they could deploy companies in skirmish formation but their name light infantry was essentially in name only by the time the Napoleonic Wars started. NapoleonicContinue reading “Light Infantry”

Clausewitz

I’m going to take the weekend off from rule writing and have a rest this weekend (I may even paint some models!), but there will be a big announcement early next week! In the meantime the keen eyes among you may have recently noticed the name Clausewitz popping up here and there. I couldn’t keepContinue reading “Clausewitz”

Game Test 3 – Deployment Phase

I tested a deployment phase the same as that featured in Chain of Command by TooFatLardies as recommended by a number of people on Reddit. I’m pleased with the results so far, it does need tightening up however. My initial thoughts are: You have a number of markers representative of the number of Light InfantryContinue reading “Game Test 3 – Deployment Phase”

Writing a Wargame – Skirmishers

I’ve left this one alone for a little while, whilst I’ve spent some time deciding on other factors. But I’m keen to have this troop type crossed off my to do list due to their role in the wars and including everyone’s favourites the 95th. BAKER RIFLE So let’s start by taking a look atContinue reading “Writing a Wargame – Skirmishers”