Sunday, April 1, 2012

Book Recommendation; Blunders on the Danube

It's been a very busy month; I started a new job on March 5, and I've had pneumonia for the last week. The job is great and the pneumonia is better. A few days ago my copy of "Blunders on the Danube," by Peter Anderson arrived. Peter, aka Gonsolvo from the Blunders on the Danube blog, has done a good job with these scenarios and I very much recommend this for the Napoleonic gamer.



There are 23 scenarios, including one for the entire Wagram battle, and then three smaller scenarios that break the battle into smaller pieces. The size of the scenarios varies from a few divisions to Wagram.
I don't play Field of Battle, but it will be quite simple to convert the OB's to Volley and Bayonet.
One of the features I like about the scenario format is that each comes with two maps; one with only the terrain, and a second with the troop deployment. Nice touch.
I haven't decided which of the scenarios I will play first, but I will be painting more Austrians. I also recommend the Blunders on the Danube blog. It is a great resource.




3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good book idea, thanks for the posts, great blog.

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  2. I hope you're better now! Well at least you had a good book for reading.

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  3. Thanks for the review and recommendation, Mike, and I hope you're well and have played at least one of the scenarios!

    The two maps are there for each scenario because I found that is what I needed to make both the terrain and the set on of the troops clear and fast!

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