This was game 6 at the Situation room and is really a variation on a theme. I'm currently restricted, until reinforcements arrive, to playing eastern front. One advantage is that you can try various situations, troop densities and scenarios to see how well the rules cope and especially in seeing if the games have the "right" feel.
We played 3 games, all of which were linked. Each side had a top level OB from which they had to pick formations for each of 3 games. Depending on the outcome of each, either side might accrue an advantage for the next game. Each formation had to be used at least once, but could be used more than once especially in the Russian OB.
The second battle followed the same format and pitched similar forces against each other. The result of the second game was a complete destruction of the Russian forces.
The conclusion of these games told me that Early German Panzer troops against superior number early Russians and in the relative open, would lead to German success on a regular basis, a result that seems in keeping with what actually happened.
The last game would have a large town, with strong defensive buildings and a river running through the middle of it. The objective would be the town, the bridges over the river and the main highway. Neither side would know if the river was fordable. We constructed a table of various types of ford and when troops first reached a ford they rolled a die to see what type of ford, if any, existed. The result was kept secret from the side who had not yet reached the river.
The guys who played these games are in the next piccies. Adam had to go early and Graham arrived the same evening, so we had even 2 a side for the whole week. It sounds like a long time, but when you have good games with relaxed like minded people (and in some instance drink a lot!), then it doesn't seem that long.
And just a note to also say that the Napoleonics is slowly building up. I hope for at least a game this year. Until next time!