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by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg
Replies: 23
Views: 8226

Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Edward, the Ireland book will include scenarios for BLB, Donnybrook, AND the new book, offering a wide range of game types.
Is this a war gaming first: A scenario book that supports three different rule sets!
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg
Replies: 23
Views: 8226

Re: Introducing new period rules from League of Augsburg

Hello Barry, I was just looking on the blog at the first play test post. Was curious if these new rules will tie in somehow with the Ireland Supplement or will the supplement stay based on BLB2. Very interesting project, would be ideal for Tangiers, Ireland or even small actions between Turenne and ...
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Dragoons and BLB2
Replies: 6
Views: 4758

Re: Dragoons and BLB2

"Dragoons, when mounted no infantry can stand against you, when dismounted no cavalry can overcome your fire". :twisted:
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: Which miniatures for the period 1733 - 1748 ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5160

Re: Which miniatures for the period 1733 - 1748 ?

Age of Reason > Arquebusiers de Grassin 1744-49
http://eurekaminusa.com/collections/age ... in-1744-49

Front Ranks Jacobite Hanoverian/Government Forces are British Figures you can use for the WAS.

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Great Captain-Generals of our Period
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

Re: The Great Captain-Generals of our Period

To be considered a great Captain-General in my view is how did they apply/advance the art of war. Speaking of the TMP i recall a thread in which posters were comparing Conde and Turenne. One interesting comment from a poster was, and i am paraphrasing: "If I want a battle won I would pick Conde, if ...
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The Great Captain-Generals of our Period
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

The Great Captain-Generals of our Period

Gents, I have been reading up on some of the great Captain-Generals of our period; La Grande Conde, Turenne, Luxembourg, Marlborough, Eugene, Villars and Charles XII of Sweden. There is a case to be made that perhaps Eugene and Turenne were in the first rank for the period. How I would rank them: 1....
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: DONNYBROOK
Topic: Donnybrook Scenario: "Protect the cannon !" (with pictures)
Replies: 3
Views: 3433

Re: Donnybrook Scenario: "Protect the cannon !" (with pictur

Hi,

Great looking game and scenario. Reference your comment about the scenario in different periods, it made me thing of C.S. Forester's novel 'The Gun' set in the Napoleonic period in Spain. Could easily be done.

cheers,
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Sun May 25, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 5064

Re: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot

Thanks Gents for the remarks. Barry, when you put it like that 2/3 of a battalion does seem too strong of a detachment. Aughrim is the only example I can think of for that type scenario for the GA War of even the WSS, however I do recall a similar case of Turenne using detached musketeers along a wo...
by Captain of Dragoons
Sat May 24, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 5064

Re: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot

Thanks, I was just thinking along the lines of game mechanics. Instead of having single stands to represent the commanded shot, have the two musket stands of a battalion used forward of its Pike and Flags stand. I don't think there is anything in the rules of BLB2 for that but could be a house type ...
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon May 19, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot
Replies: 6
Views: 5064

Battle of Aughrim Game - Use of Command Shot

Hello Gents, Was looking at the reports of the big Aughrim refight, wow. I have some questions on how the Command Shot were used. Were they detach from the Regiment's Colours and Pike Stand(s) and moved forward? Or were they seperate stands that were done up for the refight then removed when they re...
by Captain of Dragoons
Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Maison du Roi infantry FINALLY PAINTED!
Replies: 3
Views: 3305

Re: Maison du Roi infantry FINALLY PAINTED!

Great looking figures Barry. Looking forward to seeing them massed in a regiment picture. The Flags are great too.

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Interesting thread on TMP
Replies: 10
Views: 7777

Re: Interesting thread on TMP

Hello Barry

Was just reading the review on the TMP. I was interested in the last poster's comments on the difference between GdeB and BP in regards to skirmishers. A brigade skirmish screen vice a battalion function. How does RtE hand skirmishers?

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: DONNYBROOK
Topic: Which faction will YOU do?
Replies: 49
Views: 18747

Re: Which faction will YOU do?

Thinking about King William's War in Newfoundland: French Marines, English Regulars, Fishermen's Militia, Native Warriors and Irish Volunteers.

cheers
Edward
by Captain of Dragoons
Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: DONNYBROOK
Topic: Photo's of Efoe's - Donnybrook factions
Replies: 13
Views: 5813

Re: Photo's of Efoe's - Donnybrook factions

Great looking figures :!:

Never cross a woman with a pike in her hands :D

cheers
Edward