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3 years 7 months ago #6604 by Mark-McG
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not easy finding a die server these days, so I used the method which of us last played Chris doesn't play him now.
Draw is;
Riverwanderer vs mantra (Aspern-Essling)
Mark McG vs RedCurrant (Busacco)

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3 years 7 months ago - 3 years 7 months ago #6615 by Mark-McG
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Round 6 EPIC07 Bussaco (27 September 1810)

Mark McG (Allies) 13 banners, 64 blocks lost
Redcurrant (French) 8 banners, 68 blocks lost

I am surprised to have won this, and the block count attests to the fierceness of the battle. Hardly an Allied unit was left unscathed, and the rear was filled with 1 block units. I led throughout the match, but every turn was hard, lots of tough decisions, and the rack was a bit of a desert. Huge number of cards in hand, at one point 6 Command and 9 Tactician cards.

Just lucky to win really, and the score could easily have been better for the French with a few average rolls.

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3 years 7 months ago #6618 by RiverWanderer
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Round 7 - Aspern-Essling

RiverWanderer (Allies) 16 banners, 71 blocks lost
mantra (French) 12 banners, 64 block lost

An opening attack on Aspern was soon repelled by a French Rally, Austrians pulling back sharply to avoid further losses. This flank then remained relatively quiet whilst Austrian attention switched to Essling. There, the sides traded volleys until a gradual Austrian advance eventually yielded the Long Garden to Austrian hands, aided by their Grenadiers with "Bring Forward Reinforcements".

Meanwhile, the battle for Essling itself raged back and forth, both Young and Old Guard committed and the Austrians playing a cat and mouse game, wary of the French cavalry massing in the centre. Eventually, Essling was emptied after the French pulled back to deal with the Austrian threat from the woods near the Long Garden. A French attack should have closed the gap again and allowed time to regain Essling but the dice faltered, with the Old Guard falling and the other attackers left vulnerable. The Austrians then had three attacks with favourable odds; good dice rolls yielded three banners to close the Austrian victory.

Thanks to Chris for standing in and for a good game that was tense until the final moments.



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3 years 7 months ago #6619 by Mark-McG
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Semi-Final draw is up

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3 years 6 months ago #6689 by RiverWanderer
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Semi-Final Round 1:-

Mark McG (Allies) 9 banners, 56 blocks lost
RiverWanderer (French) 13 banners, 51 blocks lost

French got off to a good start, snagging two banners in the opening volleys and holding firm against the British riposte. However, their foray against Arapilles was less successful and they were lucky not to be punished more severely. With the French weakening in the centre, the British smelt blood and charged forward. This was a critical moment and the lacklustre results saw advantage swing back to the French defenders, with cavalry on hand to pin down the British advance. Grenadier Guards threatened to overrun and mop weaker French units but was stalled just in time. Elsewhere, British cavalry hovered ominously but again, French ranged fire was able to keep them at bay.

The climax came with a second French assault against Arapiles. A weakened Foot Artillery unit was swept away and the town occupied by a full strength French line with Thomieres in command. The British had to push them out and, contrary to French hopes, had just the card to do it.... Light infantry fell back to volley the town, at full strength thanks to a well-timed Superb Infantry Training. A follow-up close-combat attack ensured that the French unit was destroyed, buying time and a banner. Elsewhere however, the French were well positioned against exposed British units and the dice fell into place to seal a French win.


An exciting game, especially in the centre but it is fair to say that the French had a following wind this time.

Thanks to Mark.



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3 years 6 months ago #6697 by RiverWanderer
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Semi-Final Round 2:-

RiverWanderer (Allies): 13 banners
Mark McG (French): 9 banners

French opened with an attack on the British left, which was gradually pushed back. In the centre, the French sallied forth with a Bayonet Charge which gave less than the hoped-for results. The British responsed with a stern volley from Fire & Hold, and the attack was blunted. Not to be denied, reinforcements were promptly Force Marched from the French right, as survivors were retreated. Now, ahead in the race for the finish, the British charged after the retreating French units; taking one but meeting the oncoming French hoard, this time with cavalry support.

Meanwhile, as both sides traded blows and banners in the centre, the French were being gradually pushed back on their left. Reinforcements were funnelled there too, from both sides. Suddenly, Miranda de Azan was vulnerable and a British push (helped by two Infantry Leader Forwards) forced the garrison out and took the town. Now, the French had to push a British unit out of a town hex to keep in the game. Their best chance was a two dice cavalry attack against an unsupported unit but luck did not smile on the plan.

Thanks for Mark for another good game.



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3 years 5 months ago #6762 by Mark-McG
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Chris, could you contact me please?
If I don't hear back from you by Friday, I think the Semi-Finals slot will have to pass to the next highest scoring French player.

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3 years 4 months ago #6813 by RiverWanderer
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Any word on this one ?

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3 years 4 months ago #6817 by Mark-McG
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Chris couldn't play the Semi-Finals, and Joe didn't want to take a forfeit win, so Nemo is stepping into the Semi-Final spot. They are organising a match

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3 years 4 months ago #6841 by Nemo2333
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Semi-Final Round 1:
Nemo2333 (French)- 13
Gonzo (Allied)- 6

Semi-Final Round 2:
Nemo2333 (Allied)- 13
Gonzo (French)- 7

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