Tuesday, 21 May 2013

FRANCO PRUSSIAN GAME



  The Battle of Gravelotte/Saint-Privat set during the Franco Prussian War.

Last Saturday my friend Dave Marks put on one of his big games at his place. This was a truly huge game with seventeen of us including umpires playing over three large tables with thousands of 28mm figures. I will not say anymore about the game as it is going to be coming up in a future article of Wargames Illustrated but here is a couple of shots that I took of the day.

  
 
 
 
 
 

The last picture above is one of Joe Dever's of a group shot of all of us outside Dave's place.

Sorry for the lack of feedback lately on some of your blogs out there but I have not had enough hours in the day lately.

Cheers,

Pat. 

25 comments:

  1. That looks fairly spectacular, I have often marvelled at that set up in editions of WI you lucky chap!

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  2. Amazing looking battlefield! Very nice pictures, and great looking minis too!
    All the best,
    Phil.

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  3. Some excellent pics, looks like a great days gaming!

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  4. Absolutely superb! One of my favourite wargaming periods reproduced on a massive tabletop in a way that I can only dream of. Truly inspirational...and it looks like you had great fun!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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  5. That looks amazing- and what a superb space to game in!

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  6. Cracking game Pat, what rules were you guys using? I will soon be putting up a description of a 15mm FPW game fought last weekend on my blog The Northumbrian Wargamer.

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    1. Thanks very much chaps.
      Dave, the rules we used were Blackpowder with some amendments which I am sure will be covered in the WI article.
      Cheers,
      Pat.

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  7. A great looking game at a great looking venue - you lucky, lucky...

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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  8. Wow ! Fantastic, Pat. Wish I lived in your part of Essex. Puts my titchy war room in its place ! I couldn't fit 17 mice in my place.

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  9. WoW! That is one impressive looking game!!

    Christopher

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  10. Incredible looking game Pat!

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  11. Fantastic looking game in a fantastic game room!

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  12. Wonderful looking stuff. What rules were in use?

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    1. Hi Scott, the rules were Black Powder.

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  13. Fortune of you to get the chanse to participate in such a greate looking game!

    Best regards Michael

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  14. Blimey - that is some wargaming room!!

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  15. I missed a great game...
    The rules were black powder with a few amendments

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  16. Inspirational and a great period to wargame.

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  17. That is a stunning game Pat! Lovely photos.

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  18. Thanks very much chaps for all your comments. As the Hermit says, the rules we used were Black Powder.
    Now I have finished a long week at work I am off to put some feedback on your blogs.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  19. Fantastic looking game and Gaming room, as it is always and inspiration to see what you have up next on your site.

    Thanks again

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  20. That game room looks well thought out...very neat and professional looking.

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  21. Greetings from Prussia/Berlin...the game looks very nice! My forebears fight at this war.

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  22. Absolutely stunning in every respect - most envious!

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