Saturday, October 16, 2021

December 4th Countdown for Quatre Bas game

 I had a short get together with Dan & Ron at Tabletop Games in Kensington about the Quatre Bras planned for December 4th.

                                          

British Brigade officers compare notes.



It will feature 28mm figures, maneuvering over five 6' by 4' tables for a 20 by 4 foot playing area. Due to mounting conventions, battalions of infantry will be either 18 man or 20 man units.

Discussions were held about the table dressing, roads, streams and woods. 

The number of players, both minimum ( which we have for the French side) and maximum were discussed.  There will be more on the store's website about the day as the weeks move toward the day of battle.

In the mean time, I must get to the painting table to fimish up on the Prince of Orange figure ..and about 50 other figures.



10 comments:

Phil said...

Splendid command figures...En route!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Looks like your Quatre Bras game is a huge undertaking.

rross said...

That is going to be one hell of a game Joe - looking forward to seeing the pics and reading all about it come early December!

pancerni said...

It should be a good fun afternoon. Lots of new players.

pancerni said...

Thank you. My collection really leans toward this battle, so it should look spiffy on the table.

pancerni said...

I was surprised with the enthusiasm for the idea when broached in August. The new players are coming from starting in 40k or role-playing, but have always liked the big table battles. So far they have located enough players for one side and some for the other. Since the main planners are working in the store it is easy to coordinate.

Gonsalvo said...

This sounds great, Joe, and multiple tables should work especially well for Quatre Bras, with all of its comings and goings!

What rules will be used?

pancerni said...

The tables will be set up rather like the way we set up for Borodino, five tables by one. I will load a map on the Q-B page soon. Looks like Black Powder will be used, this is a collaborative effort.

Gonsalvo said...

BP is a reasonable choice, especially with many of the players coming from a Warhammer background.
You've been collecting to QB for a long time,. so it's a perfect choice I would think. I would play for sure, but I am already committed to run a game at Jared's school that day.

pancerni said...

Black Powder will give a quick game, hopefully we will set up a good scenario. Have a good game at Jared's.