Category Archives: Revolutionary wars

Bravest of the Brave

He was probably one of the better known Marshals of France originating from modest beginnings. A son of a master cooper, later Marshall of France and duped Bravest of the Brave by Napoleon, he met his end facing the firing … Continue reading

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Acquisition – Terrain, part II

Last time it was turn of a townscape but I generally find landscapes with minimalistic – albeit playable – setups a bit boring. Green and lush it needs to be. I have strong belief that minor terrain features do contribute … Continue reading

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Acquisition – Terrain, Part I

I am not imaginative enough to build nice terrain. Unfortunate fact, but there, I’ve said it. It seems that I just ¬†lack the attention to how good terrain looks like and never seem to get it right. Or, I just … Continue reading

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Signal Close Action – Tactics

Age of Sail naval games often enough assume one side to be superior to other. Mostly by providing arbitrary bonuses to certain nationalities, or certain wind conditions, taking the decision and sense of discovery out of the player and reducing … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Age of Sail

I have thought for some time the reason why it is hard to create Age of Sail game that would be fast to play, rather simple and rewarding. After testing out quite few light and heavy rulesets I have found … Continue reading

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Signal Close Action – de Ternay vs. Graves

It came to our attention that Graves were sailing in the vicinity of the Bay but it was necessary to deliver the troops and take the risk of encountering the fleet. Unfortunately we could no slip to the bay without … Continue reading

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Schooner progress, part II

I found some time to create some additional components for the improvised¬†schooner – and once again I thought that woodworking lathe & mill would be most useful. Unfortunately not possessing either, I have to resort to trusty Proxxon tool, drill … Continue reading

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