General d’Armee – blow after blow, 2nd game Niedziela, Czer 19 2022 

Yesterday we played with Tomek another training game in General d’Armee. We practice it with smaller armies than proposed in rulebook and without some rules as at now they could make our game practice totally impossible. But we will return to those rules in the close future.

On Saturday we played again with small forces deployed on table – no fog of war, no reserves, visible units as they are – just learning in simplest way. So on one side were Tomek British and on the other were Europeans from Russia and others – as we wanted to have all miniatures painted.

We played on standard 48″x72″ table representing some crossroads and different types of fields – some of them were difficult terrain limiting movement to half. Everyone in those armies were regular (excluding British infantry), gun batteries were Elite. Both sides had four regiments each and up to four dices from adiutants.

Summary:
– up to this point I know that there are some more important things we have to use in our games, at now we focus on basic rules, as we want to know them well. We will play with more rules next time.
– there are different sort of soldiers avaible – so for me playing this system in usual meeting engage scenarios armies should be created with system points as irreguar cossacs or freshly recruited soldiers behave different way than regulars, veterans or elite units. Rulebook says which formations can be elite – those famous units like guards, 95th regiment and so on. It will need some investigation in the future as bulk of most armies were regular or recruits with some exceptions.
– unit can be of different size, small, standard and large. We field them the same way as we do it in Black Powder.
– ranges and movement are shorter for units than in Black Powder – muskeet has 9″ of range of fire, rifles are much better so it’s another reason to use skirmishing units like Jagers. I have to paint my own unit of that infantry. Units move less than in Black Powder, it’s a plus as tables are not from rubber 🙂 .
– I discovered some useful things on this blog: Sir Able Brush and on this blog Chasseur Acheval – there is useful army creator – really nice work. On second blog I found some ruleset called 321 – Fast Play Napoleonic Rules.
– there will be more about General d’Armee on my blog, just need time – me and people I play.

Black Powder: A road into the Alpine Mountains Sobota, Maj 28 2022 

Today we played scenario done by „Gargamel” – there were Adam Polish Vistula Legion, Bartosz and Jędrzej French on one side and Kuba Prussians, Tomek British and my Russians on the other side. French were escorting some important guns and others had to prevent them from doing it. On right side of the table were Alpine Mountains were French army was marching.

Summary:
– nice game, but too many random situations. I think that we need to update some rules.
– battle was over after turn 5 and several unlucky charges done by French cavalry.

Black Powder: France and Prussia vs Albion Środa, Mar 2 2022 

On 27.02.2022 there were a battle of French and Prussia versus English – continental Europe side dominates over Anglosaxons this day. Battle took place in Bolter.pl, Wrocław, Poland.

Main target for both armies were to secure crossroads.

Summary:
– I was observer there, as I was too late and my Russians didn’t fight this epic battle.

Black Powder: Battle for a river crossing Sobota, Paźdź 30 2021 

Today in Wrocław we played our monthly Black Powder game. Today we played Great Britain against unusual alliance of France and Russian Empire. Today British side focused on crossing river (cross it with 13 infantry battalions/cavalry regiments) in four places (two bridges and two fords), French and Russian tried to stop them.

Summary:
– again great game played in Bolter.pl.
– thank you all for today game.

Black Powder: Albion vs European alliance Niedziela, Wrz 19 2021 

Today we played big game in Black Powder on one side were Damians and Tomeks British, on other side were Kris French, Grzegorz Prussians, Jędrzej Spanish and Portugals and my Russians with Polish uhlan regiment. Our target was to secure both bridges. We played our game in Bolter.pl.

Summary:
– it was good game – we played around 3,5 hours.
– I missed few photos, as Grzesiek cavalry brigade was looking for a ford and they charged on Damians cavalry, routing them.

Black Powder: Battle for the river crossing Czwartek, Wrz 2 2021 

Today we played small Black Powder game with Damian in Bolter.pl. Typically Black Powder games looks better with many batallions of infantry and regiments of cavalry formed in brigades. Today we played equal forces of infatry brigade composed of two infantry batallions each plus battery of artillery attached. There were also brigade of cavalry composed of one regiment on each side.

Summary:
– it’s nice format to play, still few more batallions and it could be even better.
– good occasion to meet some friends and talk about other systems.
– I realized that my top three systems for bigger games are:
1. Warhammer Fantasy Battle 4-7th editions.
2. Black Powder.
3. Bolt Actions.
– for skirmish I’m not sure, but probably:
1. Sharp Practice.
2. wish to play Mordheim or Warheim as I like Warhammer world (thank you old team from Games Workshop).
3. wish to came back to Fallout Wasteland Warfare.

Black Powder: Civil war Sobota, Sier 14 2021 

Today we played our monthly game in Black Powder, one one side was Arek with British and Portugal, on the other were Bartek, Tomek and me with British and Russians. So in someway it was civil war beetwen British .

Summary:
– my artillery studied maps off the field for whole time.
– it was great game – usually there were more generals and bigger table.
– one of those big battles with all models painted.
– need to paint another officer group, to make separate cavalry regiment.
– thank you everyone for game.

Black Powder: Battle of many nations Niedziela, Lip 18 2021 

Today we played a battle which we play monthly – big battle with many participants – there were two Russian brigades my and Michał, Marian’s Austrian brigade, British brigade of Bartosz and on the other side French brigades of Mikołaj, Gargamel’s Italian brigade and Spanish brigade of Grzegorze. Thank you Bolter.pl for terrains and place we played. Our brigades started marching on the roads – each player came from different direction. There were three sides of conflict – Austria and Russia, United Kingdom and Spain and French with Italy. There were also Krzysiek as gamekeeper.

Summary:
It was great game, thanks everyone – will try to update some informations about this battle soon.
– Next time need to split my brigade on two – one composed of infantry and another one of cavalry, as I had all time issues with giving order. Need to paint more cavalry – not sure if I can do it, I have a month.
– in Wrocław we are avaible under this page: Wrocławscy bonapartyści.
– After game with Bartosz we went for some lunch to the nearest pub SOTE – wine pub & food and next to Tacos Locos – hope next time more people will go with us.

Black Powder: UK vs Russia – smaller games were tested Niedziela, Lip 4 2021 

With Damian we played last Friday two games – armies were small and the games were great. Smaller battles can be good in this system as well as bigger ones. We played in Bolter.pl in Wrocław.

Summary:
– thank you Damian for a game, Piotrek and Rafał for everything best in Bolter.pl. It was a best part of this fucking weekend.

Black Powder: Hold the ground! Sobota, Czer 26 2021 

Today we played a bigger battle in Black Powder. There were two manors – one held by my Russians and another held by Gargamels Italians. There were two British – forces of Damian and Tomek – my Russians were on their side. There were Marians French, Kris Württemberg and Barteks Neapolitanians and Würzburg. I don’t remember how manors were threated at the end.

Summary:
– Black Powder is really nice game, thank you to my game dealer Marian – I’m involved, jet not so fast with painting – unhapilly there is Cyberpunk 2077 which is blocker.
-I guess that we have a chance to build great community in all systems related to Black Powder era – I mean Black Powder, Sharp Practice etc.
– from Bartek we know, that in Praga there is local community playing Black Powder, hope we can find a contact with them.
– thanks for Rafał for terrains and Bolter.pl for place to play.
– thank you Bartek, Damian, Grzesiek, Krzysiek, Marian and Tomek for great game.
Bistro Narożnik have great dumplings – they are my favourite pub on Nadodrze in Wrocław. Great that they survived plandemy.
– I want to support our hobby in Wrocław – Bolter.pl, Planszoweczka.pl, Ada i Aga – whenever we will play, I will add it under raport. I miss Centrum Gier Bitewnych, old Bard and Sfan, but they got great replacement.

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