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A Test Game in Ancient Warfare
Recently two of my friends played a game to test an old set of rules called Hoplite Warfare. The available figures consisted of a Greek army and Celt army. I got to roll dice, give pithy comments, have a beer and take some pictures. The Greeks (Italeri, Zvezda) were painted by my friend Mike (MS) […]
Stauponnen Revisted (East Prussia, 1914)
Stallupönen, East Prussia, 17th August 1914: As the Russian 1st Army advanced into East Prussia, von Francois, the II.Armeekorps commander, was adamantly opposed to giving one meter of ground to the Russians, since the Russian advance was occurring in his own corps district. He insisted that von Prittwitz, the commander of 8.Armee, should attack the […]