The was the battle of Borodino, truly in the Grandest Manner. The post is purely a flavour of the game, hopefully the start of many more in this way.
This was not at my Situation room but in a local hotel. 750 square feet of gaming table, 40,000+ figures, 22 players and a knackered me at the end of a whole weeks gaming!
The whole thing will be subject to a book in the "Companion Series" which compliment the "In the Grandest Manner" rules.
Here's the taster
The blank canvas. There were 3 tables, each 33' by 6' for the main sector and 2 tables, each 10' by 6 ' for the Utitsa section. About 750 square feet in all.
The Ged "patented transport system". Racks with clingfilm rapped round. Two friends transported all the figures and terrain in a precisely planned operation. A company neat York supplied the tables.
The playing surface is carpet, specially bought for the game the previous year. Each table is covered with a single piece of carpet which is then stapled to the table. The single piece of carpet helps give enormous strength to the tables.
The bespoke terrain features are added, along with copious amounts of sustaining ale!
The Great Redoubt with Russian reserves deployed deep.
A glimpse of the Redoubt and its proximity to Borodino.
We're off! Battle is joined along the whole table.
The start in my sector with a French Grand Battery deployed.
Next year, Dresden!!