This Sunday, the nearest to the 18th June, the Wollongong Wargamers held a Waterloo Games Day.
This has become something of a habit for both our club and the Campbelltown mob up in SW Sydney. An example using Blucher rules linked below:
Our finest hour was a massive Black Powder 5 table recreation of Waterloo with every unit represented:
I would argue that this Waterloo 200 game of 2015 was the biggest 'played', rather than 'staged', wargame of modern times. Anyhow, we have some skin in the game!
This year however a consensus emerged around a series of individual games using a variety of scales and rules.
Three 28mm Black Powder games were organised by Terry and Bryan, seen above nearest the camera briefing the scenarios. These games all used 28mm figures.
|The 52nd (Ox and Bucks) LI lead the way...Front Rank 28mm goodness!|
The main theme here was ahistorical, supposing that the Prussians had indeed routed home, so the Anglo-Allies would be forced to defend the whole Waterloo position, including out east to Frischermont, thus stretching their line.
|Stuart orders a General Advance of the Mont St Jean ridge...|
|A mix of Eureka and AB minis in 15/18mm. Yes Eureka do have a small Naps range too!|
|Alejandro pins all on a killer roll...|