Normally we run different terrain at every game, but at AdeptiCon 2019 we were running two games a day on the same table and decided to see how the battles would change if the variables were limited to the players and some minor alterations of troop locations. So, with thatRead More →

The French opened the battle in the north by immediately seizing the initiative, risking their only cavalry to buy a forward position to deploy while simultaneously denying it to Hohenlohe’s Korps. By doing so, Lannes separated Hohenlohe’s two divisions and was able to prevent them from ever reconnecting. In theRead More →

In a curious turn of events the Austrians arrived from the south and west while the French approached from the north and east. With a battlefield of approximately five by nine miles, the opposing Armies had to quickly decide if they would attempt to fight two parallel battles or consolidateRead More →

Our second game at Fall-In embraced the ‘gutsy move’ philosophy demonstrated by Pajol’s cavalry in game one. With all four players sending their troops pellmel into the perceived choke points between the two lines. On the Austrian right the aggression paused as soon as the two Forces realized how closeRead More →

Four new players opened our initial engagement at Fall-In 2018. As Vandamme’s brigades broke out cross country, three Austrian columns advanced towards his wing. Lannes halted his Force almost immediately and began deployment on the French right, concerned that if he did not push early, he could be screened off,Read More →

As Vandamme’s light cavalry deployed ahead of his corps, they observed the advance of Vincent’s hussars to their right and the Austrian Avant Garde to their left. Vandamme was confident with the knowledge that St. Sulpice’s cavalry had left the main road vearing right, connecting him to Lannes and securingRead More →

The Austro-Russian Army surged forward in our fourth ESR game of Historicon 2018. The Austrians sought to control the center of the battlefield by screening off Bernadotte with their Avantgarde while manuevering Vincent’s hussar brigade into the center to stop any junction of the two French corps. Lannes took hisRead More →

Our third game of ESR Napoleonics was our second game in the Game Hall. Hohenlohe would move against Lannes, while Hiller used part of his korps to tie up Vandamme; the rest to threaten Lannes’s second division. The French decided Lannes should hold a line beginning on his left atRead More →

Our games at Historicon 2018 filled in the first week, so we added additional games in our vendor booth in order to accommodate as many players as possible. This is the first of two engagements we ran in our vendor booth. This bloody action ended in a draw after approximatelyRead More →

Lannes reached the field from the northwest, while Vandamme decended with elements of his corps from the southwest. Slowed by a tributary to the Danube River, Lannes was less advanced when Vandamme’s light cavalry reported contact with the Austrians of Hiller’s corps. Hiller’s hussar brigade under Vincent was the firstRead More →