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Author Topic: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 03/08/2022.  (Read 35467 times)

Offline Romark

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #345 on: March 18, 2022, 04:38:18 PM »
Great stuff! Looks terrific! :-*
Cheers Nick👍
Pics are crap but it was a good game,could have gone either way🙂


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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #346 on: March 18, 2022, 05:10:05 PM »
I have always wanted to play a retreat from Moscow Napoleonic-themed game - so this has really sparked my interest. Your French, in particular, certainly look the part.

I would not have thought of using Rebels and Patriots for such a theme - why did you decide on these rules? I have played these rules for ACW and AWI games and enjoyed them.

I have been considering Drums and Shakos as well as Fistful of Lead Horse and Musket for small Napoleonic games. Many seem to go for TFL Sharpe Practice, which I found require some effort.

Certainly house rules for weather, fatigue and lack of ammunition can be fun here I would imagine...

I think this graph from https://www.britannica.com/event/Napoleonic-Wars/The-Austrian-attempt-at-mediation, brings home the full horror facing the French army in their retreat...



Given descriptions such as these...

https://psource.sitehost.iu.edu/PDF/Archive%20Articles/Spring2011/LynchBennettArticle.pdf

One could have a game of French fighting among themselves for resources like food.

Certainly presents loads of skirmish opportunities. The reality of war certainly offers more horror than a game like Silver Bayonet can. lol

Interesting terrain options exist too - evidently at one point during the retreat frozen horse legs were being used as markers to show the way home...


« Last Edit: March 18, 2022, 05:31:33 PM by Golgotha »

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #347 on: March 18, 2022, 05:33:28 PM »
Thanks for taking time to reply Golgotha,pleased you like the minis 👍
We've gamed using the Rampant series since their release and this was a natural progression,the rules are designed for this period so a no brainer really.
Only ever dabbled in Drums and Shakos and FFoL,don't like SP2 but I know all three are very popular :)
Thanks for the graph,it certainly brings home the ghastliness the troops must have endured and the  attrition rates it indicates are truly horrific.

« Last Edit: March 19, 2022, 08:59:03 AM by Romark »

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #348 on: March 18, 2022, 05:42:52 PM »
Cheers Nick👍
Pics are crap but it was a good game,could have gone either way🙂

I didn't want to mention that for fear of upsetting you, but you do really need a new phone with a better camera lol
"These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but go on age after age, feeding on the blood of the living"  - Abraham Van Helsing

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #349 on: March 18, 2022, 05:59:22 PM »
Great game! Nice to see another R&P outing 8)
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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #350 on: March 18, 2022, 06:05:10 PM »
I didn't want to mention that for fear of upsetting you, but you do really need a new phone with a better camera lol
lol,not at all,it's true lol
It's actually the camera on my tablet,perhaps I'll experiment with my phone though,it can't be worse! :(
Great game! Nice to see another R&P outing 8)
Cheers Steve👍

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #351 on: March 18, 2022, 06:24:56 PM »
I didn't want to mention that for fear of upsetting you, but you do really need a new phone with a better camera lol
Is this any better?

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #352 on: March 18, 2022, 11:36:59 PM »
I've already complimented you on the minis and scenery, but I'll do it again - they look terrific!

But I must also add, the scenarios you have been using look like they are jolly fun to play.

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #353 on: March 18, 2022, 11:47:11 PM »
I've already complimented you on the minis and scenery, but I'll do it again - they look terrific!

But I must also add, the scenarios you have been using look like they are jolly fun to play.
Thanks Ray :)
Yep, the scenarios are fun , it helps tho' if you're playing with mates and any contentious decisions aren't  the being and end all! It's just about rolling dice and enjoying each others company.
🙂
« Last Edit: March 19, 2022, 09:00:18 AM by Romark »

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #354 on: March 19, 2022, 12:30:29 AM »
Yep, the scenarios are fun it helps tho' if you're playing with mates and any contentious decisions aren't  the being and end all! It's just about rolling dce and enjoying each others company
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It's the only way to play.  ;)

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #355 on: March 19, 2022, 06:54:57 AM »
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Yep, the scenarios are fun it helps tho' if you're playing with mates and any contentious decisions aren't  the being and end all! It's just about rolling dce and enjoying each others company
🙂

It's the only way to play.  ;)

Amen to that brothers. :)

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #356 on: March 19, 2022, 01:45:11 PM »

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #357 on: March 19, 2022, 01:50:21 PM »
Thatíll do! lol
lol
It'll have to,no other options left lol

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 12/05/2022.
« Reply #358 on: May 12, 2022, 06:27:40 PM »
Taster for tonight's game.
The Holy icon of Ukkert!
Pic 1. Angry locals realising the retreating French troops have unearthed the Icon of Ukkert!
And they want it back!
Pic 2.Looting French troops preparing to depart with the recently discovered treasure,and they want to have it away!
Aar to follow  :)
« Last Edit: May 12, 2022, 06:30:04 PM by Romark »

Offline Lord Raglan

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Re: Retreat minis,Russia 1812.Rebels and Patriots,Updated 17/03/2022.
« Reply #359 on: May 12, 2022, 06:55:46 PM »
Always excited to see updates to this thread 👌

 

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