Brussels challenge 2014

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bahdahbum
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Brussels challenge 2014

Post by bahdahbum » Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:04 pm

International warlords challenge 2014 at Brussels
FOGAM ( antiquity )
FOGN ( open )
FOW

25 and 26 january

All infos : www.iwchallenge.be

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by dvorkin » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:29 am

If no change with my job I'll be present for FOG(N)

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by terrys » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:53 pm

I'll be along - I really enjoyed last year's event.

Terry

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by bahdahbum » Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:25 pm

bring some friends :-)

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by Blathergut » Mon Nov 25, 2013 9:41 pm

He can bring me!!!!!!!!

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by BrettPT » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:34 pm

Be interested to hear any feedback or reports from the punters who attended this.

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by terrys » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:31 pm

It was a very enjoyable competition.
Only 8 players but great fun.
A number of the players were quite new to the game, so a few of the games were used as training sessions, with a number of misinterpretations being cleared up.

Venue - excellent
Hosts - very welcoming
Games - very enjoyable
Organisation - enthusiastic !! (if a bit on-the-fly)

Steve Murton won with his 2 division French army (can't remember which year - either 1809 or 1812)
Jacques Wilputte 2nd - I didn't play against him, but I think it it was an allied army which included Swedes.
I came 3rd with Spanish !!! (a feat in itself).

Perhaps someone can publish the full table ????

I really enjoyed the weekend and will certainly be back there next year.

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by hazelbark » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:00 pm

2 division French. Interesting. More info please.

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by bahdahbum » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:06 pm

Hy,

Sorry to answer late but i am now very busy at work .

I used a full 2 division 1813 swedish army and Stec a 2 division french 1809 army .

It worked rather well for both f us .

During my games what happened was that people underestimated the "poor" units as they still fire correctly being drilled. Most just wanted to assault frontally . I used the swedish guard ( large infantry with general , cuirassiers and dragoons ) to assault on the flanks

Points will be published shortly .

As Terry said, most players were new to the game. In belgium we can say there are 5 regular players, my son being interested .We will go to the worlds at Koblenz on august 15-16-17

Next year turnament will not be a training excercise as belgian players will be more experienced - or so I hope - . FOGN as no regular players in France except for Olivier Jouclas .

The 2015 FOGN theme will be 1815 . We are still studying the idea but basically players will be asked to use 1815 armies ( with 850 points ) or any other army ( with 800 points ). Terrain will be set up by the club, all based on 1815 battlefields .

We will keep you informed
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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by notrum » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:09 pm

As Terry said an enjoyable weekend.

I used a two mixed div French 1809 army

Exceptional Crops Com and 2 Competent Charismatic Div Com

1 LC unit in each Div

2 Large Drilled and 1 large and 1 small conscripts in 1st Div. Also had small Heavy guns

The other Div had 1 large drilled light inf and small Vet light inf, small vet line and small Sup Vet Grenadiers. Also had large Med guns.

My extra unit was a small LC which was used twice. I won the initiative in all 4 games.

I played a Bavarian 1809, Two allied British of 1815 and a French 1800?

Steve

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by bahdahbum » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:06 pm

French army of the Rhine 1795

by the wat what is the exact meaning of (if a bit on-the-fly) :D

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by terrys » Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:54 pm

My interpretation of "On the fly" :

A decisions made based on the situation at the time ..... usually when something can't be planned in detail beforehand.

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by Blathergut » Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:02 pm

Did neither of you with the 2 division corps not have problems with too many units disordered/wavering and needing to regain cohesion with too few commanders?

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Re: Brussels challenge 2014

Post by bahdahbum » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:25 am

I had no problems as I also had , in each division a brigade general in key units ( jaegers and guard infantry ) . Being the defender, I usually got the first shot . But it was sometimes a near thing .

Also , I tried to push some fresh units in front of some wavering units , so I would protect them, and I used my cavalry to lessen the ennemy fire.

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