This past Sunday I hosted a Napoleonic's game using my new version of Empires at War. The scenario was based on a theoretically one where Ney continues to pursue the allied army in 1815 after the battle of Quatre Bras. The allies pull together to continue to fight a rear guard action while the bulk of the army continues on the road to Waterloo.
It was great to get the British and allied units on the table, specifically the Dutch-Belgians and the Brunswick units. The scenario ran with the Brunswick and Dutch-Belgian formations far forward of the main British position. The two formations would fall back on the British line as they face overwhelming French forces.
Both the Brunswick and Dutch-Belgian commanders decided to hold their ground. But, this left little room to back up as the French closed ranks with them. The Dutch-Belgian formation got overrun, but significantly delayed the French on that half of the table. Unfortunately, once destroyed, there was nothing to stop the French advanced on the British position. Some of the Brunswick units made it back to the British line, but many did not. Eventually the British/Allied army broke.
The British and Allies earned additional victory points (and command points) for each turn they had at least a single non-broken formation in the "middle" 3rd of the table. Final victory points was 46 for the French to 38 for the British and Allies. Minor victory for the French.
Close up pictures below ...
Phone pictures below ...
Was great to get a game in with the crew. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy.