This Tuesday six of us gathered at our club for a "big game" of General de Brigade. We had set up a table 180cm deep and 480cm long (6x16'). I, Nisse and Mattsson commanded a division of French each, our opponents Erik commanded a British Division, Tobbe and Johan a Prussian "brigade" each.
There was no scenario based objectives, just a straight up fight to break
the opposition. Tobbe and Johan took a flank each on the allied side
with Erik's British in the center. One British brigade started of board
on a flank march that arrived turn 7, just two turns late, on their
On the French side we had Matsson that took up position in the
village, he had a brigade of infantry and two regiments of Cuirassiers
in immediate reserves behind the village. Things started out slow on that
flank. Tobbe spread out his Prussians in one long line facing the
French in the village with the task to just hold out. Erik pushed really
hard in the center and his Hussars charged wildly and caused general
panic. On the other flank I had some success pushing back two regiments
of Landwehr but my Dragoon brigade failed to receive the assault orders
to follow up the attack and where shot up badly by Prussian guns. When
Eriks flank marching brigade arrived things went down hill rapidly on my
flank. Matsson tried desperately to charge home with his Cuirassiers
to punish the thin Prussian deployment but spectacularly bad die
rolling would not allow it. Later the when the Cuirassiers retreated off
the field Mattsson declared their total tally, just one single Prussian
In the end a crushing defeat for my and my fellow French commanders.
In total we played for seven or eight hours, 14 or 15 turns (we lost
count). So around half an our per turn, not bad considering four of the
players has only played a few times each.