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1814 Campaign Battle of Sezanne

The first major battle of our 1814 Campaign took place just outside Sezanne, troops were arriving throughout the day but the battle itself didn’t start until late afternoon. With little time to gain a victory the cautious French pushed forward too slowly to crush the Allies in front of them and the commander decided that they ‘should wait for more troops to turn up’ and the battle petered out towards nightfall. The scene is set for a much larger battle the next day.

It is interesting to see the difference between a campaign battle and a one off scenario. Players are far less willing to throw troops forward and simply hope for the best!

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Balance of Power Marlburian 28mm

The Balance of Power rules were designed to cover pretty much the whole of the ‘horse & musket’ period after the end of widespread use of pike blocks. Lots of the games played have been 15mm mid 1800’s so it was a nice change to be able to use some bigger figures for an earlier period battle.

One of the guys at our club has a spectacular (can’t think of any other way to describe it) Marlburian collection and some of it was out on the tables for our club demo game.