Wednesday, July 19, 2017

General d' Armee playtest

Hi,

Chassuer was hosting Archduke Piccolo for a test game of the new ruleset and he invited me along. I arrived an hour or so into the game and then took command of the French. The wonderful collection and terrain are all Marks and they were a joy to play with.

Below are some sample pictures from the game:



 The Austrians surge forwards
 Upon the Guard Cavalry arriving on the field I then had my usual rush of blood to the head and sent the entire cavalry straight up the guts.
Commanding Cavalry is rather fun when you have lots of them !




The Austrian attack stalled several times but then surged forwards giving the Polish infantry a hiding. At this time the French suffered a daze and could not seem to do anything so I took the risk of investing my command dice 100% into the Cavalry to try to make a difference.

It was a good long game though I found it tiring (I only arrived back home at 1am from Australia that morning) but I felt it went well. The rules were easy to pick up and luckily lacked half the modifiers that the GdB ruleset had that caused me a nightmare at Waterloo.

4 comments:

Archduke Piccolo said...

I missed this posting somehow, Paul. At any rate, I have finally finished what I intended to be a brief account

paulalba said...

Wow what a beautiful looking game!!!

Jacko said...

They were all Marks figures and were a joy to play with !

Conrad Kinch said...

Cavalry is always a joy to command!