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Dear Mr Gary Mitchell,
May I thank you for your wonderful article on the Perry Travel Wargame. Could I ask a favour? Could you let me know the scaled down divisions that you listed in your army list and their command figures? Also in your game at what point do the Prussians appear?
Like your good self I too was influenced by the Waterloo film in 1970, I was an assistant Cinema Manager with Odeon (Rank) cinemas then. I am 70 years old and spent a lifetime in studying Napoleonics since then, I wrote two books “Waterloo:Perspectives” and “The Fall of Napoleon” in the 1990’s. I have been disabled since 1983, due to a spinal injury and I’m clinging on!
I hope you are not offended by my request, but from your blog website you seem to be a very kind and helpful person.
With kindest regards, as ever,
David C Hamilton-Williams
Thanks for your message – glad to help. Thus far we’ve let players pick their own brigades. As the game seems to work well I shall be buying extra sprues to make more troops and maybe then have fixed divisions. The Prussians appear at a random time, and from a random direction, which seems to work well in a ‘Waterloo’ context. Some players have gone for cavlary divsions, and some for mixed. It certainly seems to be first an artillery duel, but know doubt tactics will evolve.
I hope you find this helpful
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