I have been fortunate to be able to join the fellas from the Nunawading Wargames Association at Drouin for their great big gaming weekend, which this year is The Battle of Borodino.
The game is the culmination of two year's of planning and painting by 18 members of the club. You may have read about the preparation for the game on Ben 'Rosbif's' blog. He has described his painting marathon to produce IV Corps, beginning in late 2012 all the way to New Year's Eve, including:
• French infantry
• Bavarian cavalry and,
• the entire corps in all its glory.
Now 16 of the 18 have gathered for three days when "too much wargaming is enough"; and I have been fortunate enough to be able to join in the fun.
It's now the end of the first day of play, well actually half-day, which included setting up the table and the first seven turns (15 minutes each). Once finished, Ben will do a complete write-up of the game on his blog, so I'll just be posting a few photos to whet your appetites.
Here's the set-up, looking from the north, Ben's IV Corps in the right foreground