Well it is off to Montreal tomorrow. Should be a great weekend, I am playing SAGA on Saturday with Nicolas of Nowhere to Lead Soldiers. He has been painting up an Anglo-Dane (well I think they are dwarves actually) 4 point warband, his painting and especially his shields are really great, have a look at his website. I am bringing my Skraelings and Viking war bands.
Our last several games have been with Black Powder, but for this game we have decided to use Field of Battle from Piquet. This was a ruleset myself and Iannick used for our first encounter a couple of years ago. It is a fun game, but has a somewhat limited utility in asymmetric battles (Houguomont, La Haie Sainte etc).
I do not often get the Brits out, and they need some exercise, so we decided on Peninsular War scenario. I am aiming for Plancenoit and Quatre Bras, but a lot more work to do yet, hopefully by the bicentennial.
Sometime ago I bought David Brown's General de Brigade Scenario book for the Peninsular Wars. Excellent resource, and after a look through I decided to go with the initial stages of the Battle of Buscao. Reynier's Assault seemed just right, we have 2 new players not familiar with the ruleset, so we wanted around 6-10 units per player. There is also no cavalry in this scenario, and very limited artillery, so I am hoping it will work out well. I had to do some modifications but they were minimal. Essentially 4 French brigades are ordered to assault up hill in an attempt to take one of the British flanks. On the ridge is the III Anglo-Portuguese Division under Picton.
Here is our planned scenario modified for FoB (double clicking will make it readable)
Well here is my Anglo-Portuguese force marching towards the ridge. Lots of new Flagdude Standards.
I am supplying 2 of the French brigades and Iannick the other 2. They look all set do they not.