Age of Eagles and the re-fight of Wagram

Here at the Wargames Holiday Centre, we like to think that we are versatile enough to support the majority of gaming systems. The Centre provides the venue and all the figures, terrain and accoutrements to allow clubs and groups of friends to just turn up and start playing their favourite games. The difference here is that it is on a truly huge scale.

Last month we had a group of Age of Eagles enthusiasts visit the Centre for their third year running. They like to play the Fire & Fury system and have used the Napoleonic version for their games of Fuentes de Onoro and this year, the Battle of Wagram.

The rules operate at Brigade level.


The view of the table, showing a lot of the brigades still on tiles.

The game saw the French holding onto their left flank desperately while on the French right flank, there was a huge push across the river in order to turn the Austrian left flank.


The village of Aderklaa was hotly contested all weekend.

The guys came from all over the country and in one case, from the other side of the world, Australia, hello Mr Cook. The Brigade system worked extremely well with some huge formations slugging it out for quite a while.

We look forward to the next engagement.

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6 Responses to Age of Eagles and the re-fight of Wagram

  1. That’s a fine-looking game. Great stuff, especially the panoramic shots. More pics!

    FMB

  2. pb says:

    Well done! Great looking tables, setup, and I especially like the charts on the walls. I really enjoy AoE for large-scale battles and it looks like you were very organized for it.

    I assume the tiles are used as blinds and the units only placed on the table when spotted. How did you handle movement, spotting, and deployment from blinds? Cheers. pb

    • Mark Freeth says:

      The tiles are indeed for the “Fog of War” simulation. The charts on the wall are actually for our house rules for In the Grand Manner, although if we play enough of this we will no doubt get replacement sheets for the AoE rules. The tiles represent formations which once visible, 54″ and line of sight get converted to the actual figures they represent. It avoids people looking as the game is set up and relocating troops.

      Glad you liked it and thanks for the comment.

      Regards,

      Mark.

  3. Gary Sapp says:

    That is beautiful. A massive undertaking but well worth it.

    My group is in the Western U.S. (Salt Lake City, UT), and we love AOE but have not gotten to a battle that large yet.

    Congratulations!!

    • Mark Freeth says:

      Thank you Gary, we generally use the “In the Grand Manner” rules, these and the General de Brigade, both excellent rule sets with a different method of play which is great fun and has a real historical feel. All with big battalions, which is the important bit right?

      Kind regards,

      Mark.

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