At Fall-In! 2019 the last game of the convention was our ESR GM Game where the game masters who ran our ESR games for Fall-In! got to play. Unfortunately one was unavailable, which means David, the lead designer of ESR, had to step in to fill the spot. Once uponRead More →

Some days the Austrians do incredibly well. But the fourth game at Fall-In! 2019 was not that day. Klenau moved his ArmeeKorps over the river at the north end of the field, led forward by a brigade of chevaulégèr. Opposite him, Lannes directed his light cavalry to screen ahead ofRead More →

The French may have looked like they were goofing off during our first 1813 matchup at Fall-In 2019, but from Sacken’s perspective they definitely were not… Sacken’s Russian dragoons acted as his advanced guard and moved in parallel with Yorck’s Prussian light cavalry brigade operating about three miles to theRead More →

The expected battle changed significantly when the Austrian’s southern ArmeeKorps, led by Hiller, turned rapidly northward. Klenau’s men were rushing across the bridge to gain the high ground as French corps under Lannes and Bernadotte advanced. A bitter fight between French dragoons and Austrian hussars erupted in the center ofRead More →

During the summer of 1813, Vandamme was attempting to connect with Marmont’s Corps d’armée somewhere in Saxony. Sacken’s Russian Corps was marching as quickly as possible to strike Vandamme before the French had concentrated. Yorck’s plan was to draw as much of Marmont’s Force upon himself as possible in orderRead More →

We got together with some of the folks from No Dice, No Glory to put ESR through its paces over the course of a 2.5 hour action between two opposing corps. The game was run on a 5×7′ Killing Fields Terrain Classic Grassland Game Mat using Forces from French CorpsRead More →

Vandamme and Marmont encountered York and Doctorov in a see-sawing battle that left both sides in terrible dispositions. Pajol’s light cavalry led Vandamme’s French corps forward, but with poor recon, Pajol found himself confronted on two sides with the enemy within a half mile. On his left, Mutius’ light cavalryRead More →

In the first rematch between the French and Austrians, disaster struck, and it showed no mercy to Hohenlohe’s ArmeeKorps. Lannes and Hiller both arrived at the south end of the field and began an extended staring match after Bruyère’s hussars and chasseurs à cheval bounced off of Radetzky’s fresh infantry.Read More →

Lannes and Bernadotte arrived on the field to greet their Austrian hosts. Hiller and Hohenlohe both rushed forward to bring the fight to the French. The Austrians opened the engagement when Hiller deployed Vincent’s hussars in support of Radetzky’s infantry division, Nordmann was to connect Radetzky’s left to Hohenlohe’s ArmeeKorps.Read More →

In a sort of strangely reversed mirror of the previous match, Hiller moved forward alone with the expectation that Hohenlohe would do similarly to meet him. In the event, Hohenlohe showed no particular interest in advancing however, and setup a largely defensive disposition around his bridgehead. With the two AustrianRead More →