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Le Vol de l'Aigle

Post  Father General on Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:43 am

Has anyone heard of this one, and if so, what do you know about it?

Le Vol de l'Aigle

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Post  midgetmanifesto on Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:33 am

I may have read about it before? No formal knowledge though. Sounds pretty sweet based on this review though... http://theboardgaminglife.com/2013/10/05/le-vol-de-laigle-the-flight-of-the-eagle-volume-3-a-board-game-review/
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Re: Le Vol de l'Aigle

Post  Martin on Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:03 pm

I have never played it, but have read a number of reviews over the years.  There is also at least one detailed AAR somewhere on the net covering the 1806 campaign (with lots of maps), which will give you a good flavour.

This is the 3rd publication in the series.  The first iteration was about 10 years ago.  The previous versions covered several days operations, and this one seems to allow a campaign of several months.  Of course that means lots of extra stuff about recruitment, hospitals etc

it is by any definition a genuine kriegsspiel, and a lot of work has clearly gone into it.  It looks as if it's a good buy if you want a quick way into producing a campaign, as it gives you rules, period maps, counters, OOBs etc.

Some have apparently played the previous shorter operational versions face-to-face.  IMHO the amount of detail in all versions is too great to allow the game to proceed at a reasonable pace in that format.  My feeling is that it would be best done by email, if playing 'out-of-the-box'.  You could of course simplify it for face-to-face play, which I'm sure is doable.  

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Post  lecrop on Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:53 pm

Years ago I organized and umpired a 1805 campaign by PBEM with Le Vol de l'Aigle with 18 players, and was an amazing experience. It is a classic Kriegsspiel, updated to current concepts, I highly recommend it to anyone interested.
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Post  lecrop on Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:36 pm

An interesting article about Le Vol de l'Aigle:

http://theboardgaminglife.com/2015/02/16/umpiring-the-empire-theboardgaminglife-player-aid-for-le-vol-de-laigle/#more-5513
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Post  Martin on Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:44 pm

Thanks for posting that lecrop. And I see there's a link to the 1806 campaign AAR I mentioned at the end.

Very impressed that you umpired 18 players. That's worthy of the Order of St Digby.

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Post  Uncle Billy on Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:48 pm

That's worthy of the Order of St Digby.
Is that with rabbit pellet clusters?

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Post  Martin on Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:58 pm

It's certainly worthy of them.  But I'll have to get a quote from Tiffany's.

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Post  lecrop on Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:34 pm

Martin wrote:Very impressed that you umpired 18 players. That's worthy of the Order of St Digby.
I am afraid that finally I was unable to finish the campaign, so no Order for me Sad
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Re: Le Vol de l'Aigle

Post  Father General on Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:48 pm

I have purchased the game from Spain and should have it in a few weeks or so, depending on the swiftness of the Spanish Post.

Unfortunately, the fellow I have purchased it from must think me a lunatic, for I asked him to include several specimens of live birds along with it.

When the birds, er game arrives, I will assess its suitability for a PBEM campaign and see what interest there is. I need something new to run in September, so this is one option.

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Re: Le Vol de l'Aigle

Post  lecrop on Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:16 pm

In that case you can count me in
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