General d'Armee

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General d'Armee

Post by ochoin » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:19 am

Any of you fellows familiar with David Brown's new-ish Napoleonic rule set?

I bought 'em & played 3 quick games last year & my pals and I very much like them. We were tied up with our 2019 project (ECW) so they've lain dormant but I want to start a mini-6 game Waterloo Campaign cycle using them.

I'm re-reading the rules now & have a few questions eg what's the benefit of having a brigade on Reserve status?

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Re: General d'Armee

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:23 am

Having played (and enjoyed) General de Brigade, I suspect it will be a well-written set. Unfortunately, the command level goes too high for the types of games I like to play (fewer, but larger units), so I can't really help with the newer set. I suspect that I lost the marshal's baton in my knapsack fairly early on in my wargaming career.....

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Re: General d'Armee

Post by ochoin » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:38 pm

I, unfortunately, have a miniature baton in my tiny knapsack (why does this sound disturbingly like innuendo?):

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from our first, small game of Russians versus Confed. of the Rhine forces

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Re: General d'Armee

Post by grizzlymc » Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:22 pm

That's a bit of alright, that is!

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Post by Essex Boy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:40 pm

Blooming splendid, Donald. I particularly like the Bavarians.

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Re: General d'Armee

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:24 pm

Essex Boy wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:40 pm
I particularly like the Bavarians.
+1.

Shame they make you play in a cage - is that the norm in Oz?

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Re: General d'Armee

Post by Ilkley Old School » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:29 pm

And a rather nice scale as well.

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Re: General d'Armee

Post by valleyboy » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:32 pm

That looks great Donald
I'm a big GDeA fan having moved over from GdeB
Regrettably I play solo ( another innuendo?) so I'm probably not the best to ask about the nuances of a reserve brigade. Have you posed the question on the GdeA forum or Lard forum?I'd be interested in the responses

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Re: General d'Armee

Post by ochoin » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:32 pm

valleyboy wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:32 pm
Regrettably I play solo ( another innuendo?) so I'm probably not the best to ask about the nuances of a reserve brigade. Have you posed the question on the GdeA forum or Lard forum?I'd be interested in the responses
Being anal, unlike most wargamers (!!), I actually have a written list of questions as I re-read the rules. I should head over to Gd'A to get definitive answers.

Needless to say, in our little group, I'm the only one who's read the rules so it's up to me to get things right.

donald

BTW I'm going to be using this for the mini-campaign:

https://toofatlardies.co.uk/product/181 ... upplement/

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Re: General d'Armee

Post by HMS Priapus » Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:59 am

I believe the Reserve order primarily allows you to redeploy the units designated to other sectors of the line much more efficiently. But it's been awhile.

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