1809 Austrians vs French with swapping sides
Dave suggested that we change sides for another game. He would take the Austrians and me the French. As before the game was played over Zoom. This is a reasonable way to play, but it would be much better if there was a better depth of view on commodity webcams!
Initial Forces - 200pts
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Game Turn 7
- Zoom continues to be a qualified success. Once I find a better camera it might be even better solution.
- The artillery was much more influential in this game; perhaps there is a good reason in the rules to limit the batteries for the armies. I need to think about this a little more.
- The Austrians placed in a strong defensive position were difficult to remove for the French. Perhaps a more thorough ground appreciation might have led to the French to decide to do a flank march around the Austrian right flank?
- Some interesting points emerged from the rules:
- There is an inconsistency in the rules in relation to whether a unit can provide fire support in fire combat if it has an action marker. Since clarified that it cannot do so!
- A careful reading of the rules for off table reserves is needed. Some clarification might be valuable.
- Also I cannot see why an on table division orders during the game could not be changed to be placed in reserve . The rules don't say either way; a question for the forums.
- I really think as a community we should explore a more granular approach to defining terrain characteristics for the terrain tables. The Danube Valley in Bavaria is never quite as open as the terrain we achieved.
- And of course as noted above, shouldn't pursuers who leave the table be lost, or are we missing something?