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Author Topic: Edit (10:12:21): 'What if' Vimeiro 1808 - battle report part 3  (Read 1243 times)

Offline olicana

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Edit (10:12:21): 'What if' Vimeiro 1808 - battle report part 3
« on: November 29, 2021, 08:14:20 PM »
I've just set up my first historical Peninsular scenario. Obviously I had to tinker with it by making it a 'What if'. Otherwise Vimeiro isn't really a game, IMHO.

Notes, OOBs, and more pics here:

http://olicanalad.blogspot.com/2021/11/what-if-vimeiro-1808.html



Hope you likey.

« Last Edit: December 10, 2021, 05:44:45 PM by olicana »

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Re: Putting some minis on the table: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2021, 10:37:13 PM »
 :o :o :o Wowee!
And that's just for the table. Haven't even gone t' blog yet
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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figures bought: 500+
figures painted: 57
9 vehicles painted
4 terrain pieces scratchbuilt

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Re: Putting some minis on the table: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2021, 10:38:53 PM »
Sweet…as expected…always good to see your games

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Re: Putting some minis on the table: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2021, 10:48:46 PM »
What rules are you using Olicana?

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Re: Putting some minis on the table: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2021, 07:58:39 AM »
Excellent set up, beautiful figures and terrain, really like how you have scaled the armies, practical and pleasing to the eye. Wonder if this would work for 40mm scale figures? (thinking of Barossa/Chiclana).

Paul

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Re: Putting some minis on the table: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2021, 10:29:20 AM »
Nice eye candy. Well done.

Offline Armstrong47

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Re: Putting some minis on the table: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2021, 11:41:17 AM »
Super looking table,and a great blog post.
As always your blog is both informative and inspirational.

Thanks,
Andy
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Re: Putting some minis on the table: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2021, 02:01:21 PM »
Thanks, guys.

VF, a very corrupted set of Piquet rules I call "Sacre Bleu!"

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Re: Putting some minis on the table: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2021, 07:27:10 PM »
Great to see what you did with the battle. We will payed it as a multi player some years ago and I really enjoyed the French up hill battle. Seeing that you can put it up all by yourself is amazing and looking fantastic.

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Re: Edit: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808 - some scenario changes
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2021, 06:55:11 PM »
Before a piece was moved I changed the set up. New version here:

http://olicanalad.blogspot.com/2021/12/what-if-vimeiro-1808-version-2.html

The new table set up and yes, as a Christmas treat, you can play spot the changes. There are.... lol

« Last Edit: December 05, 2021, 06:58:00 PM by olicana »

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Re: Edit: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808 - solo battle report
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2021, 04:25:53 PM »
I don't put time aside to play solo battles, preferring to dip in and out, as and when I can, over a week or two. Consequently, my solo games have a rather episodic quality. That is how I will report on progress too - if I leave it until the end I will have forgotten most of what happened by the end.

Last night I managed to find an hour to get the battle underway, and I managed to get quite a lot done. Here's the report on the start of the battle.

http://olicanalad.blogspot.com/2021/12/what-if-vimeiro-1808-battle-report-part.html

and a couple of pics from the report to whet your appetite.




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Re: Edit: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808 - battle report
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2021, 04:58:31 PM »
Excellent stuff!

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Re: Edit: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808 - battle report
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2021, 04:54:12 PM »
Well done there.  Having visited your blog, I see the game hangs in the balance - well-executed British musketry, and those pesky French cavalry moving on the flanks.  It'll be interesting to see how the rest of this affair plays out...
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Re: Edit: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808 - battle report part 2
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2021, 11:44:09 AM »
So I've played two more (shortish) turns and the battle is reaching the crucial juncture. One or possibly two more sessions will settle the matter.

Report, blow by critical blow, with lot of pics here.

http://olicanalad.blogspot.com/2021/12/what-if-veimeiro-1808-part-2.html

And a couple of pics if you can't be bothered to visit....




Offline vodkafan

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Re: Edit: 'What if' Vimeiro 1808 - battle report part 2
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2021, 12:20:20 PM »
Incredible stuff can't wait for part 3  :o

 

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