To encourage more people to play FOG N in Melbourne, I am umpiring a campaign loosely based on 1813. We have created some simple rules (4 pages long) with the focus on keeping complexity and admin to a minimum for players and umpire. There are 12 players representing the 4 major powers (no Swedes - yet! ).
We had our first battle on Friday where Blucher gave Oudinot's cavalry corps a bloody nose. See a report on this battle at the same link. An interesting battle indeed trying to fight with an all cavalry force!
We've had a one week campaign break due to holidays so some of us will be doing a Vitoria refight to see in 2013 and to ensure the Peninsular "sideshow" is not forgotten amidst the mighty events happening in Germany. Look out for after battle report and pics for that in a few days time.
Thanks for the positive feedback on the campaign and sorry for the lull in activity. We've had something of a phoney war over the last month while bigger battles were being fought at CanCon and then trying to find a date to fight the Battle for Berlin.
Anyway, here's the campaign update to 31 August 1813 (Turn 7) and the news is that Prussia has sued for peace! Read all about it as well as a report on the battle for Berlin here.
Read report on turn 7... how devastating for all those proud Fraulein to see their brave men cut down by masses of foul smelling Froggies. I bet Blucher is ranting up a storm of nationalist slogans mixed with various curses after that battle. Too bad Berlin didn't still have walls At least York has managed to make a break for it.
Interesting to see that Saxony has taken advantage of the lack of French presence to quickly change sides, we shall see how this twist of fate works out in the end.
Thanks for the report and hopefully Austria and Russia will step it up in speed and take advantage of almost no Froggies about to stop them from taking the main French Depot
By the way is Prussia looking for a new Kaiser now???
Brett, glad to hear you are going to give the campaign thing a go as well. It's worked really well to get new players into FOG N and has been fun to run. By keeping things simple it hasn't involved too much work. On occasion I am in Auckland for work. I'll look you up for a game when I'm next in town. And Deadtorius, the Prussians aren't looking for a new Kaiser. Napoleon is perfectly happy with the weak one they have
Now onto campaign news... September 1813, the Day of the Three Battles
Alas no hidden assassins to take out the old Kaiser....i thought perhaps his wife might have taken over for him seeing as she was deemed more "manly" than he was back in 1806. Perhaps there should be a "Blucher for Kaiser" campaign started
Looks like things have really heated up, looking forward to hearing how the day of 3 battles works out...
Excellent reports, hope your intrepid reporters get some extra schnapps. Just when all seems to be going well for the French disaster strikes. Nice to see that there is an Austrian army out there that has had some luck, my own has been fairing badly lately. Great campaign looking forward to seeing what the armies do next.
I was wondering the other day what had happened in your campaign. Glad to see "ponderous" Austria on the field of victory for a change. Too bad for Nappy that his horse flesh reserves have been severely decimated. Thanks for the reports and the nice pictures, and send my congratulations to a fellow Austrian commander and his Russian allies.