Monthly Archives: November 2011

Salamanca Part 2 11-11-11

The fight for the Greater Arapile

Further along to the west, The head of the French column was dug in behind it’s chosen ground, awaiting Pakenham. The rest of the Line exchanging volleys at effective range! The strength of the British Line may tell here though, the French were grimly hanging on due to the volume of casualties. Continue reading

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The refight of Salamanca 11-11-11

clausel's battery

A couple of weeks ago I had a group of guys take on the task of re-playing the Battle of Salamanca. Continue reading

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Plastic Soldier Company at the W.H.C.

47mm

They performed admirably in the Prokhorovka game, ambushing some German armour and I managed a few shots of them however I have tried to improve on this by staging these new photo’s. Continue reading

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A vignette by Doug Mason

D'mounted Dragoons

I was looking through the figures donated to the Centre by the big guy from Ulster and I came upon this little beauty. I decided to put it out for use as a command stand, temporarily though, as it’s nearly four inches wide at it’s widest point. Continue reading

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ACW Mid week bash 23-11-11

ACW Zoo-zoo's

At the end of last month local gamer Paul Jenkins invited a few of his friends along for his birthday bash on the 31st October. So half dozen guys rolled upa nd took on the role as either Confederate or Union commanders for a theoretical ACW battle. Continue reading

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Leipzig, the Final day 22-11-11.

The combatants on the second day.

After the troops had been re-located where necessary and the troops brought back into strategically sensible positions, i.e. not under the guns of the opposition, the battle commenced. Continue reading

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Leipzig cont. 16-11-11

Austrian 12's

The end of the first day (16th Oct 1813.) saw a lot of ground fought over being given up. The French on the southern side withdrew to the suburbs of Leipzig again, after so nearly capturing Lieberwolkwitz. Continue reading

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Leipzig cont. 15-11-11

Wittgenstein

The fighting intensified along the southern front. Hesse-Homburg launched the »

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Leipzig on 27th October here at the WHC

Some of the Players

Over a long weekend a bunch of avid gamers got together here at the Wargames Holiday Centre to play out the largest battle of the Napoleonic War, Leipzig. The battle has so many troops on the table that it takes three days, not the usual two, to play it. Continue reading

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Julian Wates command stands 11-11-11

Corps command

Just a couple more of the command stands from the Julian Wates stable. Continue reading

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