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HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Uncle Billy on Fri May 17, 2013 8:36 pm

HITS Scenario Saturday May 25th, 19:00GMT that's 21:00CET, 20:00BST, 15:00EST, 14:00CSR, 13:00MST, 12:00PST

I apologize for the early notice, but I will be out of town for a few days, I wanted to give people time to compose adequate lies to spouses, bosses, etc. so you will be able to participate.

Two French corps are racing to the aid of Marshal Davout who is facing the combined Center and Right wings of the Austrian army. The Left Wing under command of Archduke Louis has been tasked with the responsibility of stopping the junction of one of the corps with that of Davout's. The weather has been particularly foul and as a result, scouting by both sides has been seriously hampered. Neither side knows the location or line of march of the other. Even the composition of these two forces is not completely clear. It is late afternoon, the skies have finally cleared and cavalry operations can resume.

Besides the usual CinCs, infantry division and brigade commanders, each side will need two cavalry commanders. We will need a good turnout for this scenario, 12 to 20 players. That way the division commanders will only have 1 infantry brigade to directly command. If a division commander drops, the CinC will not be overwhelmed with a large number of brigades to takeover. Otherwise, we can just roll the dice and hope no one will drop. Although the sides will be unequal and each has it's own problems to overcome, either team should be able to win. If not, blame Digby. Very Happy

To play, you will need the standard Napoleonic mods that have been in use in all the previous games.

1. Road To Wagram and Peninsula mod along with the patch.
2. JustCouriers 1.602 mod
3. Random Maps 6.
4. GCM Terrain4 mod.

Sign up is on Doodle:http://www.doodle.com/ty4ttwdcdwif2bn3

Come onto the GCM Teamspeak channel 15 minutes early. The size of the armies will be based on the number of players to a large degree.


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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Mr. Digby on Fri May 17, 2013 9:22 pm

Signed up!

It would be nice to play on a map with some houses and walls again! There were so many Napoleonic battles that centred around villages and walled compounds like churches, stone barns, granaries, etc.

Garniers maps are lovely but I still suffer a break in the immersion when I ride to "Hemsdorf" only to find its an empty crossroads.

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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Khryses on Fri May 17, 2013 9:39 pm

I'm intrigued and on board - and since I'll do my second gig as C in C this Saturday, I will be delighted to serve under my overall commander and will follow him anywhere Cool
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Uncle Billy on Fri May 17, 2013 9:59 pm

Digby wrote:
Garniers maps are lovely but I still suffer a break in the immersion when I ride to "Hemsdorf" only to find its an empty crossroads.
Damnable French army burned everything down. Very Happy

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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  kg little mac on Fri May 17, 2013 10:03 pm

Mr. Digby wrote:Signed up!

It would be nice to play on a map with some houses and walls again! There were so many Napoleonic battles that centred around villages and walled compounds like churches, stone barns, granaries, etc.

Garniers maps are lovely but I still suffer a break in the immersion when I ride to "Hemsdorf" only to find its an empty crossroads.

Years from now, when the game is almost perfect, Digby will say, "If only my general's boots were a bit of a darker shade of brown. . . ."
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Mr. Digby on Sat May 18, 2013 12:11 pm

Apologies, now can't make this game. I have a daytime event that doesn't end until about 21:00 my time at a location a 2-hour drive away.

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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Khryses on Sat May 18, 2013 12:26 pm

It's okay Diggers, we'll see you the following morning - I hope?
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  WJPalmer on Sat May 18, 2013 2:09 pm

Sounds like a blast. Don't forget to tease in the NSD and GCM forums!
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Mr. Digby on Sat May 18, 2013 3:49 pm

Khryses wrote:It's okay Diggers, we'll see you the following morning - I hope?
I've just realised its a Gaddesden game the next day which means I'll stay over at my friends house near Cambridge and drive across, saving me time, petrol and letting me have a few beers Wink

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"I had forgotten there was an objective." - Generallieutenant Mikhail Borozdin I
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Khryses on Sat May 18, 2013 4:23 pm

Mr. Digby wrote:
Khryses wrote:It's okay Diggers, we'll see you the following morning - I hope?
I've just realised its a Gaddesden game the next day which means I'll stay over at my friends house near Cambridge and drive across, saving me time, petrol and letting me have a few beers Wink

All in a good cause Wink

For those I was complaining to about London transport on Sundays (last time Wink) I've found a much faster way to get across town - and cheaper at that.
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Blackstreet on Wed May 22, 2013 10:46 pm

Kevin, having just signed my life away as a CinC in this one, could you furnish me with a little clarity on the situation? I believe:

1) This is going to be a roughly Corps v Corps size engagement.
2) The Austrians are "blocking" the French from trying to reach their "destination"

If this is correct, it sounds like the Austrians must try to find the French, and engage them, while the French are trying to *avoid* the Austrians.

Is this right? Because if it is I think there's some extra information missing - like which map edge are the French trying to reach?

I expect I've gone astray somewhere, but if you could put me straight now, it may help me having a clue what I'm trying to achieve!
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Uncle Billy on Wed May 22, 2013 11:24 pm

Kevin, having just signed my life away as a CinC in this one, could you furnish me with a little clarity on the situation?
Atta boy!! I shall send the CinCs a bit of additional information privately. But you essentially have the gist of the situation confronting the Austrians. But it's not exactly a dish of creme brulee for the French. Evil or Very Mad

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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Mr. Digby on Thu May 23, 2013 12:42 pm

I have some good news and some bad.

The good news is I bought a brand spanking new car about 6 weeks ago.

The bad news is I had the bad luck 2 nights ago to run over two cats who were fighting and dashed out about 25yds in front of me on a motorway.

This was extremely bad news for the cats too, although maybe whoever was losing got a very small and extremely brief sense of compensation in knowing that in the end he got a draw out of it.

The even badder news is that the front plastic fairing of the car was pretty well demolished as two beefy ginger toms went head first through it at 70 mph. The car is presently undrivable over about 40 mph as loose parts down at the front start flapping and rattling about in the airflow.

Good news - I may be able to get it repaired Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

Bad news - I might not and so my weekend down in Cambridge on Saturday and at the Kriegspiel game on Sunday will have to be scrapped.

Good news - If so I can play in this game on Saturday.

We'll see if I can get the repairs done by Saturday midday. I'll let you all know Sad

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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Grog on Thu May 23, 2013 2:39 pm

Not able to play in this one (working nights). Have a good game chaps.

Hopefully make the Friday game, though.
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Uncle Billy on Thu May 23, 2013 4:59 pm

The even badder news is that the front plastic fairing of the car was pretty well demolished as two beefy ginger toms went head first through it at 70 mph. The car is presently undrivable over about 40 mph as loose parts down at the front start flapping and rattling about in the airflow.
This is every new car owners worst nightmare. That's the problem with current plastic cars. They get good gas mileage, but you can't even run over a cat without doing significant damage. That's why my preferred transportation is an old pickup. Mount a deer guard on the front end and you've got a tank.

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Crash!!

Post  gunboat diplomat on Thu May 23, 2013 7:22 pm

Hi Digby

Possible non attendance on Sunday noted. A last minute update would be appreciated so I know where we are.

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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Mr. Digby on Thu May 23, 2013 10:46 pm

Car not driveable. At home on Saturday. Can now play in game. Have signed up.

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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Khryses on Thu May 23, 2013 11:03 pm

Mr. Digby wrote:Car not driveable. At home on Saturday. Can now play in game. Have signed up.

Very sorry to hear it, Digby - we'll miss you on Sunday, but enjoy your company the night before.
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Mr. Digby on Thu May 23, 2013 11:05 pm

Oh, I'll be there Sunday Wink

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Post  Khryses on Thu May 23, 2013 11:20 pm

Mr. Digby wrote:Oh, I'll be there Sunday Wink

Outstanding! Cool
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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  Uncle Billy on Fri May 24, 2013 12:34 am

Oh, I'll be there Sunday
Kick a cat on your way over. Twisted Evil

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Re: HITS Napoleon Game Saturday May 25th

Post  gunboat diplomat on Fri May 24, 2013 2:49 pm

Good news, see you Sunday

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