Thursday, 21 May 2020

Franco-Prussian War at Martin’s

French positions on the town fringe look very formidable 
 It’s always enjoyable to see a couple of old friends playing in a period you know only a little bit about however has always been of interest.  For me it was a game of Black Powder FPW put on by Marty at his place along with period aficionado Steve.

Martin did a great job on setting out the table











All of us agreed that the Wargames Foundry range of figures for this period is one of the companies very best. The Perry twins did a fabulous job though both Steve and Marty agreed that a few more mounted Prussian infantry officers would have been greatly appreciated.

I had to get back home before the game ended however it looked very evenly matched.  I’m looking forward to hearing how it all ended up.

8 comments:

  1. he FP war has attractive uniforms, technological differences, and could have been far more interesting than iot was The French High command just wasn't at all up to the task. With decent leadership, and perhaps more inspired use of the Mitrailleuse, things could look a lot different.

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    1. You are 100% correct Peter and to the Black Powder designers credit they got that aspect absolutely down pat according to Steve and Martin with a very restrictive command structure and ability to respond quickly compared to the Prussians. The technology breakthroughs here are amazing and it does look quite wonderful on the tabletop.

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  2. Gorgeous uniforms, armies...and windmill!

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    1. Phil I said exactly the same thing as soon as I arrived and saw the windmill and table as well. It really caught my eye and is a kit though I'm not sure from whom. Really splendidly done by the lads.

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  3. Face to face gaming! Fantastic! It’s a new beginning. 😀

    (And nice looking game).

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  4. Great looking figures Carlo- yes I love the WF Franco-Prussian War range- one of those ranges and periods I keep saying one day i will do!

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  5. A very nice looking game Carlo...
    One of my favourite periods... I really must get more of my own collection painted up....

    All the best. Aly

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