Friday, June 26, 2015


I was away at the weekend at Kirriemuir in Angus for a 28mm Hundred Days event.  Over the two days 12 gamers attended from the LOGW.  All the scenarios were developed by Charles Grant and covered the lesser known fronts of the Hundred days.  The figures were supplied by various members of the group and I supplied my Prussians and Austrians.

The Vendee table
On the first day there was a choice of 4 tables with differing scenarios.   Each of the players played 3 games on a different table.  The scenarios were a Prussian Russian advance near Strasbourg, an Austrian advance thru the Alps, a Spanish-Portuguese advance into southern France and an action in the Vendee against the Royalist insugents.  I played the first 3 scenarios as the allies coming out with 3 defeats.  That ensured that I would not be the allied commander in chief.

My Austrians winding their way thru the Alpine passes

The Spanish attack....
On the Sunday we played a single big game – a fictional battle fought between the River Brie and the Fortress of Roquefort – approx 200 miles southwest of Paris.  A combined Austro-Prussian-Russian force were attacking to break through towards Paris.

French deployed on the 24ft big table
The allies decided to hold on their right flank with the Russians whilst the Prussians and Austrians would attack on the centre and left.   My brigade was on the wrong side of the River Brie and could not get into action until they had completed a pontoon bridge.  I had a single battalion holding a bridgehead on the far side of the river.  Our attack on the French right broke 3 of their brigades and the game was a decisive allied victory……

Pontoneers at work on the River Brie

First troops cross the bridge
It was an enjoyable weekend and the rules adapted from the Kevin Calder’s ACW and Crimean War rules worked well and were easily picked up by all the players.   My thanks to Kevin who acted as the hard working rules umpire and Charles who provided the inspiration and organisation for the very enjoyable scenarios.

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View across the Brie as the allied attack develops


  1. Great report. It was a very enjoyable weekend's gaming. I hope you have better luck in Chicago.


  2. Any way to get ahold of the modified rules? As usual great looking game Bill Regards David

  3. Kev is hoping to publish his rules soon.

  4. Kev is hoping to publish his rules soon.

  5. Bill how many gun models to represent a battery do you use ontable for Black powder napoleonics

    1. Peter
      I only use single gun models to represent a battery as per the rules.

    2. Thanks Bill as some people we're using 2 and you game the rules quite a lot.I probably will represent the Russians with 2 ontable per battery as they were bigger . Peter

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