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Author Topic: Bohemian Blitzkrieg campaign - edit 4th August, see 1st post for new map moves  (Read 6097 times)

Offline olicana

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Hi guys,

The Lads have just begun a 1757 campaign using all the figures I painted. It's all going pretty well after a few initial cock ups and a re-boot. We are using the Bohemian Blitzkrieg campaign for Age of Reason rules.

The campaign set up and moves can be found here, as can first reports from the first battle:http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Bohemian%20Blitzkrieg%201757%20campaign%20%28Summer%202016%29

The forces available took some time to collect and paint, so I'd better use them, even if not actually playing with them myself, for something.




SUBSEQUENT POSTS ON THE CAMPAIGN

http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-campaign-map-turn-1.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-campaign-prussian.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-austrian-phase-turn.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-prussian-phase-turn.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-austrian-phase-turn_21.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-battle-of-aussig.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-battle-of-aussig_23.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-battle-of-aussig_30.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-turn-3-prussian.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bohemian-blitzkrieg-turn-3-austrian.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bohemian-blitzkrieg-turn-4-prussian.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bohemian-blitzkrieg-turn-4-austrian.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bohemian-blitzkrieg-army-lists.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bohemian-blitzkrieg-turn-4-battle-of.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bohemian-blitzkrieg-turn-4-action-at.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bohemian-blitzkrieg-turn-4-battle-of_8.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bohemian-blitzkrieg-battle-of-sobotka.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/bohemian-blitzkrieg-campaign-turn-5.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/bohemian-blitkrieg-campaign-turn-five.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/bohemian-blitzkrieg-campaign-turn-six.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/bohemian-blitzkrieg-campaign-turn-six_1.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/bohemian-blitzkrieg-campaign-turn-seven.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/bohemian-blitzkrieg-campaign-turn-seven_1.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/bohemian-blitzkrieg-campaign-turn-seven_2.html
http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/08/bohemian-blitzkrieg-campaign-turn-7.html
« Last Edit: August 04, 2016, 10:45:49 AM by olicana »

Offline Marine0846

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them, what next?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 03:13:35 PM »
Excellent start.
Love to see all your figures on the table.
Will be following your posts.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline PAULSPENCE

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them, what next?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 04:46:20 PM »
Bonsoir,

As always very impressed by your excellent chaps and wargames' room.

Just wondered whether if you had considered having the odd limber and caisson?

As a Napoleonic gamer I try and have them at each battle I put on, and, I'm pleased to report that fewer substitutions are needed than once was the case.

Thanks for sharing.

Cheers,

Paul

Offline olicana

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them, what next?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 05:11:35 PM »
I'm certainly doing it for my Napoleonic Peninsular stuff, though at a much reduced ratio. Although I'm appreciative of the aesthetic, I generally find limbers a cumbersome nuisance. For my SYW collection I would be more interested in adding a bridging train.

here is a three gun battery of British RA with a limber for when it's on the move. Note the depth of column would be the same as frontage deployed (180 mm)
« Last Edit: June 24, 2016, 05:16:38 PM by olicana »

Offline PAULSPENCE

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them, what next?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2016, 07:44:14 AM »
Bonjour,

Splendid looking limber!

I do like the Front Rank ones so should find some that I've got and paint them.

Agree that limbers are cumbersome but that's OK with some rules like GDB.

Cheers,

Paul

Offline olicana

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them, what next?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2016, 11:44:42 AM »
The Battle of Aussig is done:

Report: http://olicanalad.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/bohemian-blitzkrieg-battle-of-aussig_30.html



I hope you like it..........

Offline PAULSPENCE

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them....edit 30th June
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2016, 11:51:54 AM »
Hi Olicana,

Umpiring eh?

I agree wholeheartedly that umpires are a good thing and well done for stepping-up!

Great looking game too but maybe it deserves a separate thread?

Cheers,

Paul

Offline olicana

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them....edit 30th June
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2016, 11:56:05 AM »
Hi Paul,

the battle is part of the campaign in which the troops (original post) are fighting. I thought I'd keep all the links in one place. It looks like the campaign is a winner, i.e. it will get finished, so I don't mind tagging what I remember to link to one home post.

Offline FifteensAway

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them....edit 30th June
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2016, 12:57:58 PM »
Looks like an 'almost' great game.  What's missing?  A hill or three!  You must have some elevations somewhere, I'm guessing.

Love the amount of cavalry in the original pic of the post.

Offline Marine0846

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them....edit 30th June
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2016, 01:46:49 PM »
Interesting ending, exciting battle.
Your figures look great.
I have always had soft spot for the Austrians of this period.
Hope to read about more battles.
Thanks for sharing.

Offline olicana

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Re: So, once you've collected and painted them....edit 30th June
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2016, 02:10:46 PM »
Looks like an 'almost' great game.  What's missing?  A hill or three!  You must have some elevations somewhere, I'm guessing.
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There are contours, there are, there are, lol lol lol. Unfortunately my camera doesn't quite pick up the difference in elevation and I've run out of fine pale flock to highlight the contours on my cloth some time ago and I haven't got around to getting more since my local model railway shop closed down. I've done a quick job using MS paint on this photo which might help. There was a large low (1" high) flat plateau about four feet long and three and a half feet wide that covered most of the top (northern) end of table and a smaller one (2" high) about one foot wide and two and a half feet long mid way down the eastern side.

As for 'terrain' design. We are using the 100 pre made 12 x 6 foot table 'maps' provided with the campaign. Some are VERY hilly, where two thirds of the table is hills, some three contours high (I'm not quite sure how I'll do those), whilst some are almost flat. Having visited Bohemia (Czech Republic) on numerous occasions I can absolutely confirm that some of it is quite flat (the whole of Chotusitz field is as flat as a pancake, so flat that it now has a big airbase on it) whilst some is very hilly, like Lobositz: This shot is from the Homolka Berg.



I quite often see Kolin games where the low ridges are represented as big hills but where, in fact, it is actually just one very long gently rising, fairly even slope from the Kaiserstrasse up to the top of a low ridge: certainly something to denote the higher ground is required but it's not actually a 'classic' hill. Is that very big low hill on my table representing something like this? Who can tell?



Likewise, at the top it doesn't have much of a slope on the other side and then it's pretty level behind for much of the ridge's length. This shot is taken looking towards the 'low ground' with the famous Oak Wood, usually depicted on tables in a big dip.


« Last Edit: June 30, 2016, 02:13:46 PM by olicana »

Offline olicana

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Re: Bohemian Blitzkrieg campaign edit 1st July
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2016, 10:15:32 AM »
Hi guys, I've changed the title of this thread. I've also started a list of links to the campaign posts so far which can be found at the bottom of the OP. Things are certainly hotting up.

Offline archiduque

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Re: Bohemian Blitzkrieg campaign edit 1st July
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2016, 10:22:20 AM »
Excellent!!!! :)

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Re: Bohemian Blitzkrieg campaign edit 1st July
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2016, 02:56:13 PM »
Looks to be a number of interesting battles coming up.
Can't wait to see how they turn out.

Offline noigrim

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Re: Bohemian Blitzkrieg campaign edit 1st July
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2016, 05:48:21 PM »
The campaign system is pretty good but the battles are too slow, haven't you tried quicker systems like blackpowder?

 

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