Soldier Kings Global War 1756

Right now I am getting interested more and more in the 1610 AD to 1785 AD historical period. I like the colorful uniforms and flags. Also I appreciate to read about this period of history and learn about key turning points in European history. So I do some figure painting and also reading of noble’s memoirs and history books on various subjects.

      

Continue reading

Advertisements

Commands and Colors: 1808 Rolica 1st French Position

Lately we had a go via VASSAL at the 1st scenario, Rolica 1808 (French 1st position). I took the British side, my brother the opposing French. Here is the documentation on how the battle evolved.

   

Turn 1 and 2 we see the deployment of forces, some preparatory gun fire, and the first British advance towards Rolica. The French reposition their brigades to cover the town.

Continue reading

1914: Sms Intro

ww1-b-631-rossouviti

Once you start getting interested in a specific period of military history you discover a plethora of information on the internet. The Austro-Serbian campaign of 1914 is no exception to this. At the very beginning of the Great War aka World War One Serbia fought off the Austro-Hungarian invaders repulsing  them back over the river Drina after 5 month of fighting and some 400.000 casualties counting both sides. This “March to the Drina” has entered Serbian military folklore, a Serbian military march bearing this title.

Continue reading

1914: Serbien muss sterbien

CIMG6672sm

This game from GMT covers the first year of the Serbian Campaign, the campaign that startet the Great War in late July 1914 when Austro-Hungarian forces invaded the Kingdom of Serbia. This particular and historically significant conflict has not been covered in a wargame as far as I know. This allows me to learn more about a region and a period that I have been up until now little aware of.

Continue reading

Restarting ASL

Bild3

In the mid 1980’s I first made aquaintance with the Squad Leader system. I liked it and consequently also bought Iron Cross and Crucible of Steel. Unfortunately in those days I couldn’t find anyone else interested playing. Most of my wargaming friends disliked the complexity of the rules. Playing mostly solo I felt quite limited enjoyment. When the 1st Edition Advanced Squad Leader rules where published I fetched a copy, but finally lost interest and ASL sank into oblivion.

Continue reading