Saturday, 23 April 2016

Battle of Friedland, 14th June 1807–the scenario

I wondered if anyone would be interested in the scenario docs for our Friedland game. A comment from our Kiwi mate Ion, 'Archduke Piccolo', demonstrated interest from at least one person, which is sufficient for me!

Click here for scenario document
Click here for the map
Click here for French-Allied order of battle
Click here for Russian order of battle

(Hopefully these links to Google docs will all work, they do for me. I'm sure someone will let me know if they do not)

Napoleon Watching The Battle of Friedland 1807 by James Alexander Walker (Wikimedia Commons)

6 comments:

  1. James famously said that other periods are what you wargame when you're not doing Napoleonics, and I completely agree with him. He's done an amazing job with the scenario to produce such a balanced game: scenario design, like hex game design, is a skill in itself and I am very grateful he's done it. Much as I would like to push the French left flank back to the edge of the table and lay in wait for the Emperor, the scenario won't allow it! And I think Shako is ideally suited for these kind of major set-piece battles, provided one is fortunate enough to be able to keep the battle in place over a sufficiently long time to game it out.

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    1. I agree. I was thinking on the way home what a happy combination of scenario design and rules. We were neither free to charge across and crush Lannes et al or condemned to standing around doing nothing while the French arrived.

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  2. Thanks for posting this, James - it's brilliant!

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    1. Pleased that it is of use/interest.

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  3. These are great, James, and the link to Google Docs is brillinat!

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    1. Thanks Peter. Glad it all works as it should!

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