Friday, January 4, 2013

Another Lobositz Game

Prussian cuirassier regiment CR2 Prinz von Preussen attacks the Croats in the wolf pits at Lobositz - battle fought in February 2009 at the Little Wars convention in Chicago. Wolf pits were made by Herb Gundt. The figures are RSM (Croats), Crusader (hussars), Elite (the yellow cuirassiers), Old Glory (hussars shown on the right) and Suren (second cuirassier unit in support). click to enlarge.

A reader sent me an e-mail today inquiring about the Batailles de l'Ancien Regime (or "BAR") rules and how they could be used for units that are smaller than the 60-figure infantry and 48 to 60 figure cavalry units that our Brown Deer group regularly uses. He wanted to know whether or not the rules would work with smaller units of, say, 20 to 24 figures.

The answer to that question is an emphatic YES!

As a matter of fact, whenever we play The Forty- Five Jacobite Rebellion games with BAR, our Highland clan regiments are typically 30 figures and we downsize the Government redcoats from 60 to 40-45 figures. And guess what? The rules work just fine with the smaller units.

With this in mind, and considering that the Lobositz game played last week is still set up in my basement Man Cave, I am thinking that I might want to refight Lobositz one more time using 30 figure infantry and cavalry regiments at a 1:20 ratio.

If I can find the time, I might be able to set the game up this weekend and go at it as a solo game. I will report the results with both pictures and commentary. It should be an interesting game.

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