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Saturday Night Fights! Trafalgar, part 2

Saturday Night Fights! Trafalgar, part 2

When the “battle” of Trafalgar turns into the “siege” of Trafalgar, as long as it’s taken our guys to finish the battle. The Mocking of BanzaiCat is a feature, not a bug.

 

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Saturday Night Fights! 10,000 Orcs & an Ice Cream Truck!

Saturday Night Fights! 10,000 Orcs & an Ice Cream Truck!

Fun fact: the first known appearance of the word “orc” in the English language is in a William Blake poem, decades before Tolkien.  So here comes a goofy, fun, fantasy-focused fracas.

 

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Adventures in Napoleonicisms: Eggmuhl Battlefield

Adventures in Napoleonicisms: Eggmuhl Battlefield

Jim Owczarski, 20 November 2019

We perceived, through its whole breadth, this battlefield rising gently in an amphitheatre. The summits of the hills were crowned with fine forests; the valleys opened before us, bare enough, but cultivated and separated from one another by hills of slightly marked feature. There was the valley of Eckmühl (running from south to north), up which wound the Ratisbon road, and there was that of the two Laichlings, separated from one another by a small wood… — General Jean-Jacques Germain Pelet-Clozeau, April 1809

If your hobby is visiting battlefields, you spend a lot of time reading first-hand accounts, studying period maps, and badgering academics trying to see the story on the ground.  You rebuild the battle in your mind, often moment by moment, and try to bring to order an event that was by its very nature disordered.  It can be a disheartening process.  As I have written elsewhere, many of the Napoleonic battlefields I study are all but lost.  Those of which traces still exist have often been significantly altered.  Not everything, I suppose, can be Borodino or Waterloo.

In April 1809, though, General Pelet marched with the Emperor to what would soon be known as the battlefield at Eggmuhl and stood at the heights near the village of Lindach.  His description, quoted above, is among the most famous of any Napoleonic battlefield from any contemporary source.

And that view is still there.

Eggmuhl-LINDACH

A panorama.

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Saturday Night Fights! Back to Aspern-Essling. Yes, Again.

Saturday Night Fights! Back to Aspern-Essling. Yes, Again.

Cyrano & Panzerde go back to the bayonets and continue their game of Aspern-Essling.

 

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Gamers for Cures 24-hour Marathon 2019

Gamers for Cures 24-hour Marathon 2019

Brant Guillory, 10 November 2019

The Gamer’s Armory hosted their annual 24-hour board game marathon event over Veterans Day weekend again this year, with the proceeds benefitting the Gamers For Cures charity The Turner Syndrome Society.

Over a hundred gamers cycled through the marathon, which included a massive game raffle, table prizes, and a lot of caffeine.

You can still make donations to the cause at this link, but it’s too late to get into the raffle. (FWIW, I dropped my tickets pretty evenly across Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea, Last Hundred Yards, Founders of Gloomhaven, and Front Toward Enemy.)

If you’re around central North Carolina next year, make plans to check out this awesome event in mid-November.

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Saturday Night Fights! The Battle of Five Fighting Sail Armies

With some TTS rookies joining us, we’re taking some time to learn the Fighting Sail game in a little more detail before diving back into Trafalgar.

 

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