Friday, 26 March 2021

Napoleonic "Corona online" game in 54mm :1806 battle French against Saxons

Inspired by Nick and my friends of the Stipsicz-Hussars. I made a first test with players attending by a Messenger meeting. As Marcel from the Netherlands attended, it became even an international game. Apart from Marcel, Steven and Siegfried were present. To avoid to lose time working with a ruler, I did add "dots" on the carpet replacing hexagones. The dots being seperated by more or less 22 cm.
Each side had 6 units of infantry, one artillery battery and two units od medium cavalery.a general and 4 offiers. All the french were veterans, and had had one unit of légér, also one aide de camps. Marcel took the lead The Saxons had one unt of grenadier - veteran and Leibgarde grenadiers being elite. Steven decided to lead the Saxons The Saxons defended a crossroad with village.
The game started with Marcel advancing his first row line infantry in an oblique move to his left. The leger unit advanced on the village in skimish. Also the French dragoons avanced slowly. The advancing French lin infantry started to take some casualties from musketry and artillery fire, then swithced to line formation. The second row of line infantry also advanced. Fearing the effect of the leger unit on his infantry in the village, steven moved his grenadiers to the left. By now, the french line infantry also started with musketry, als inflicting casulaties on saxon line infantry. Then, Steven saw the moment come to lauch a cavalery attack with his cheveaux leger regiments. The French dragoons failed to counter charge, so it looked Stevens' moment had come. However this turned horribly wrong. Only inflicting one casualty, and receiving three, his charging unit was destroyed , his attached officer also lost. Also his charging infantry was thrown back. Suddenly Stevens' right flank was in deep trouble, his reserves being on his left flank. Now the French attacked. The Saxon chevaux leger stood firm, but lost half his stength. But Steven lost one unit of line infantry. To avoid distruction of his force, Steven had to admit the battle was lost and retreat was the only option. A two hour game, everyone very happy to have able to do a wargame. Marcel's view


  1. If there is only one good thing to come out of this pandemic, it's that I have been able to play remote games with friends I have never met face to face in faraway US states as well as Ireland. Lovely looking game! I love the look of 54mm Napoleonics. Only Napoleonic games give you that opportunity for true combined arms tactics.

  2. A game with the fog of war conditions, any warm-blooded player would have loved. All involved eager to make the About Bonapert ruleset showing it’s versatility and authentic atmophere. It can not be left unsaid, Siegie was my remote ADC, mastering great communication skills, using all methods available but the spoken word. And.. Dirk who diced for both Steven and me. I could not beat his throwing even with two hands! Nice gents, hats off!