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Author Topic: Mars-la-Tour always produces a good game  (Read 274 times)

Online ChrisBBB

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Mars-la-Tour always produces a good game
« on: August 05, 2022, 10:46:23 PM »
I have fought this classic Franco-Prussian War battle multiple times and it never palls. The situation virtually guarantees plenty of action and excitement: outnumbered but aggressive Germans march on to intercept a ponderous French army's attempted retreat/breakout. Both sides are trying to manoeuvre and there is action all over the pitch. Our latest outing was no exception, in fact probably the best one yet. AAR here:

Which are your favourite battles that produce similar guaranteed excitement time after time?

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Re: Mars-la-Tour always produces a good game
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2022, 12:36:35 AM »
Certainly a war I have always wanted to wargame I did not know about Von Bredow's Death Ride. Like your blog too.

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Re: Mars-la-Tour always produces a good game
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2022, 09:12:42 PM »
Thanks, Golgotha. I think FPW gets a bad press because people see it as a walk-over for the Prussians and therefore too one-sided to be interesting. That's a fallacy, of course - there was plenty of tough fighting, plenty of interesting battles, and decent scenario design can produce great games even from disasters like Sedan. But I do think that to get the true flavour it needs to be done at the big battle level rather than just as generic skirmish with different hats.


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