Friday, 6 December 2013

Next stop Talavera

This weekend Mark (aka 'Marc') and I are heading to Albany to join the members of the Serpentine Wargames Club for a game of the Battle of Talavera.

We will be using the house rules that they are developing, an attempt to take the good ideas from Empire and make them more playable. I'm looking forward to seeing what the rules are like and how they play; bearing in mind that they are a work in progress.

A view of the Talavera table, looking from the north. The Portina Brook is in the middle of the board, Talavera in the distance, with the Cero de Medellin in the right foreground. The French will be attacking from the left of the picture, with the British at this end of the table and the Spanish in and around Talavera. John has originally built this terrain in the 90s (?correct John) and has renovated it for the weekend's game, so it's going to look quite different now.

We are looking forward to a great wargaming weekend!

(Report to follow).

15 comments:

  1. Look forward to your battle report!

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    1. Thanks Paul. I will try to post a few updates as we go; time permitting.

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  2. James that sounds like a great weekend ahead! We used to love Empire III in the old days. If I wasn't cricket coaching on the weekend I may well have joined your boys for a game!! Have a great time and enjoy the heat.

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    1. Yeah, they 'peaked' at v III didn't they. I've posted my musings about Empire and it's place as a 'game changer' elsewhere, so will spare you that. Looking forward to and outing with GdB on the 18th!

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  3. This looks like a great way to limber up for our Borodino mega-weekend! ;-)

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    1. Shhhh, I was saving that one as a surprise! Already a very excited little boy at the prospect...

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  4. I'm green with envy! Good luck with the game. I still have my copy of Empire III.

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    1. Hang on to them. I loaned mine to someone, never to be seen again!

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    1. Thanks Phil. I am expectantly looking for the report of your Bautzen game!

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    1. Thanks Andrew. We are about to start, so time to get off this!

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  7. Good luck James - bring us back an eagle!

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  8. Thanks Ian. I'll be hoping to capture some Union flags though!!

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