A chance to re-fight one of Marlborough’s greatest victories.  Can you thwart the Franco-Bavarian Army, or lead them to Victory.

A game based on Black Powder, using a very thematic supplement, lending a lot to the feel for the period.

A mega weekend of two games, One being the battle of Plancenoit in isolation from Waterloo itself and the other being Waterloo with Plancenoit.  Plenty of chances for diversity in the Prussians arriving and more French reinforcement.

In desperation, Napoleon struck Eastwards, aiming at the Allied communications and hoping to distract them into retiring. Partly due to captured dispatches, the bluff failed and the two main Allied armies moved inexorably towards the French capital.

Realising his plan had backfired, the Emperor rode back to PARIS, collecting Mortier and Victor on the way. When he arrived via St MAUR and CHARENTON, he found total confusion in the city. Joseph had spent more time negotiating peace terms with the Allies than preparing the capital’s defences. A few hasty earthworks had been thrown up on the outskirts, but only the formidable St DENIS Fort had been properly equipped. There were thousands of National Guard recruits and volunteers milling around the streets, but without any leaders or organization.

With only a few hours before the Allies would be ready to attack, Napoleon had little time to use his formidable organizational skills. After calling in nearby militia forces to augment the garrison, little could be done except to ensure that the cities batteries had sufficient ammunition.

As the sun rose on a fine early April day, the Allied batteries on the heights South of PARIS opened fire. A desperate defence had begun.

Any strike from the South would threaten Napoleons key base of operations in Dresden. In this battle there is a distinct reinforcement element to the whole game, with a strong allied force hitting the French and their allies hard. However help is on the way from all quarters as the Allies push into Saxony and the culmination of the Battle of Goerlitz is one of the largest engagements of the Napoleonic Wars. Albeit a fictitious engagement…

Archduke Charles’s finest hour, can you repeat the efforts of the Archduke or will you win through with arguably some of the finest French Troops of the period.  A beautiful battle with some of the finest terrain.  Come on treat yourself.

The second of our Chain of Command mini campaign weekends. This time in 1942! More of a challenge for the German Army and a lot better Armour! At least 4 linked scenarios. Culminating in a great combined arms fest.

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the weekend. Good venue, figures, terrain and scale, together with a very friendly group of people.
I hope to come again, but probably not possible this year.

Colin Hoare, Normandy, France