Post by vondeutschland on Jan 18, 2017 2:10:49 GMT
This marks my first post on this site and im hoping I can get a few people to weigh in on my thoughts. I am thrilled with how HoW plays and I would very much like to refight Leuthen at 15mm scale but im having some problems. I need help with bathtubbing the orders of battle and the other errata such as the generals capabilities and troop quality. I want to start the scenario post flank march but before the flank has been destroyerd and the lines shift. If anyone could help Id appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
Post by vondeutschland on Jan 18, 2017 15:31:33 GMT
Im actually using risk pieces from the 2003 set. It sounds silly but instead of spending 2o dollars on 15 figures, I get 300 15mm pieces. I really only have room for a 6 by 3 table however, I have access to larger tables while at school. Currently, Im working on half scale based on the original OOB but it doesnt look or feel right especially considering I cant figure out the ground scale or where exactly zeiten, bevern, and anhalt dessau should start as to make quick contact with the austrian line. I also can't really figure out what standing the generals should be.
It will be difficult to get a fast/short game if you wish to include the famous move of Frederick down the austrian front.
Der Alte Fritz mentioned on his blog that the austrians were not outnumbering the prussians so much. That will make it easier.
I would start with the prussian army still in column in the moment of deployement near Sagschütz. Perhaps the austrian right wing can't move for the first 2 or 3 turns to reflect the surprise of the austrians.
I would give Zieten (not Zeiten) and Driesen two or three units each. If you want to have a fast game, than it's important to let the brigades (wings) small, Actually 3 ft. is not much for a proper deployement of the prussian army. Maybe you will have to use very small Units with a very small frontage (2 or 3 bases).
I normaly rate Nádasdy dashing. That will make it perhaps too difficult for the prussians because dashing commanders can fast regroup their Units. Maybe you prefer to make it harder for the austrians to rate Nádasdy dithering for the first 2 turns.
I can only recommend to make a 1:10 plan of your table with the Units. It's easy to recognize than if there is enough of room for your units to move.
Es marschierten drei Regimenter wohl über den Rhein...
If it helps at all, the 15mm QRS in the rulebook is exactly half the scale of the 28mm QRS (28mm is the default used throughout the book). This means a 6x4 scenario, for example, becomes a 3x2 scenario using the 15mm QRS. This assumes your unit frontage is 100mm, i.e. an infantry unit of five 20mm frontage bases. Take a look at the photos I took of the Take the High Ground scenario. I use 10mm figures on a 100mm unit frontage. The table is 3x2 and is plenty roomy for the original 6x4 28mm deployment map.
Post by vondeutschland on Jan 20, 2017 8:17:45 GMT
I think I have an idea of what I want and funny enoufh, the math comrs out to a battalion is represented by one base at my ratio. I set up a game using the scenario from might and reason and it looks good,I just have to play it. A 6 by 3 table worked although, the table is sparse since terrain and painted figures are not something I have time or money for. Oh well. Me vs me battle of leuthen.