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Author Topic: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project  (Read 5402 times)

Online olicana

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Re: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2015, 01:20:27 PM »
I've heard some good things about Lasalle but, from what I've heard, I'm not sure about how it would handle lots of units.

Offline Anna Elizabeth

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Re: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2015, 01:23:38 PM »
Lasalle is a pretty book, but something about it turned me off.

I think the scale? Is Lasalle the one where battalions stand for brigades? I could be mis-remembering.

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Re: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2015, 02:32:29 PM »
I thought Lasalle was for 'Divisional' games with 1 btn to a btn. I think Mustapha was going to do another set, Blucher [?], for bigger games. I might be wrong.

I don't know if you have a history of war gaming in this period (I don't, not really, though I've played a few games over the last 35+ years and, bizarrely, started there) but I think most of the rules were made for either small battles (12 or so units a side) or, to a lesser degree, huge battles (40+ units a side). Trying to find something somewhere in the middle for recreating big battles at reduced scale (20 - 30 units a side) doesn't seem to be catered for much (again, I might be wrong). Hopefully, someone will come up with a good suggestion for us - I don't plan on buying every rule set in the hope I stumble across the right one, given the numbers out there I couldn't afford to do anything else if I did that.

Offline Anna Elizabeth

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Re: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2015, 04:21:48 PM »
I'm kind of a beginner to Naps as well. I think Black Powder is the right size, I need to do more research and testing, and I agree that good suggestions will be welcome. :)

I also have - actually, I *love* to read it - Scott Bowden's "Chef de Batallion", but that's really a game for one Regiment/ Squadron per player, and would be really hard to do with 28mm. Fun to read, though. :)

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Re: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2015, 07:01:31 PM »
Lasalle is probably perfect for what you want to do and fits your basing plan very well indeed.
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Re: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2015, 10:35:55 PM »
Figures stay on my table for weeks, and sometimes, especially in the summer, the table gets a lot of afternoon sun through this window (and I constantly forget to pull the blinds).

There's not that much sunlight -we're in Yorkshire!

Make it sound too attractive and we'll get hordes of southerners coming to look for cheap houses. :~}
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Offline Ignatieff

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Re: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2015, 05:27:23 AM »
More power to you James. I love what you do and you will do this justice and then some. Naps were my first love, a complete obsession, but the rules for this period are a mess, and that's what's allowed my armies to gather dust for many years. Interestingly the last time I enjoyed playing the period was about 20 years ago. Computer based rules ('Follow the eagle'?) and 2mm armies. Those were brilliant battles.
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Re: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2015, 07:00:45 AM »
There's not that much sunlight -we're in Yorkshire!

Make it sound too attractive and we'll get hordes of southerners coming to look for cheap houses. :~}

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Re: New question 13/05/15: Starting Peninsular War Project
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2015, 12:50:59 PM »
Don't think you 'ee by gum lot have much to worry about  ::)

Us poor Queenslanders have always had damned southerners coming up here for the sun pushing up the property prices, making the place all arty farty and decadent.
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