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Author Topic: 28mm Lasalle: British vs. French  (Read 5836 times)

Offline Mindenbrush

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Re: 28mm Lasalle: British vs. French
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2012, 03:42:55 PM »
Using the army lists, i find that LaSalle works better with two supports. Some of the armies, with cavalry in the core lists, and then a decent cavalry support was just too good TBH.

Its probably the reason that interest in the game waned in our group. "Oh good, the Austrian Avante Guard, again ..." That and the British lists appear to be handicapped.

Don't get me wrong. Its my favourite Nap ruleset; i just can't get my group interested again

I think that you are correct when you say the cavalry are too strong as in the second game I played the French had 2 Light Cavalry units, the British none. The cavalry seemed to be able to bounce off and then charge again - possibly down to them gaining the initiative most turns?
Tweak the lists using some historical events as your basis.
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Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: 28mm Lasalle: British vs. French
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2012, 07:41:04 PM »
Or use all infantry/artillery

Reserve Cavalry at a push ..
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Re: 28mm Lasalle: British vs. French
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2012, 04:15:21 PM »
As a playtester of LaSalle (and a few other of Sam's creations), I can assure you that the game was not really designed with tournament play in mind, although it appears to have trended in that direction. While a 3 hour game was the focus, units evaporating was not part of the design philosophy (if that's the right word). Rather, the game strongly encourages rallies (disruption recovery) and use of reserve lines. Gamers who game with a typical wargamer mentality of everything forward into the fight will more often than not come to grief.

But then again, LaSalle was about six projects ago.

Good gaming!

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Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: 28mm Lasalle: British vs. French
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2012, 06:32:23 AM »
As someone who enjoyed playing LaSalle ...

I think lines of reserves etc only lended itself to games where OOB were being used or perhaps the Core lists with Infantry Support choices.

We found (and i was as guilty as anyone) that there was always too much cavalry on the table

Offline Malatesta

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Re: 28mm Lasalle: British vs. French
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2012, 02:40:20 PM »
Sorry, I was not responding to your specific post, but general comments made earlier in the thread.

Offline H.M.Stanley

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Re: 28mm Lasalle: British vs. French
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2012, 05:16:38 PM »
Sorry, I was not responding to your specific post, but general comments made earlier in the thread.


Hi, that's fine, i didn't think that was directed at me. Most games we played were using the core lists, rather than the game mechanics & OOB, and that's where i think it fell down a little

The trouble is not many people have huge armies while its managable to paint up say 10 battalions of 15mm infantry and cavalry support, hence using the core lists

James

 

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