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KS Napoleon Battle Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 20:00BST, 15:00EST

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KS Napoleon Battle Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 20:00BST, 15:00EST

Post  Uncle Billy on Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:22 pm

This battle will be fought on the Gburg map from SOWGB.


In order to shake the British will to fight, French agents have stolen the Empire's Champion Stilton cheese.  Word comes of a ransom note which states that unless His Majesty signs a peace accord with the little Fenchman, the cheese will be, "drowned in the deepest lake possible as it is even unfit to be served to swine."  Needless to say, this event has shaken the government to its very foundations.  The very thought of this prize winning cheese being unceremoniously dumped into a river or lake would tear at the very fabric of what it means to be British.

This situation is of such importance that Nosey himself has been summoned to action.  If anyone can sniff out this national treasure and return it to its rightful place of honor and worship, it's His Grace.  Word has arrived that the cheese is located in the town of Sabionetta and is under heavy guard.  Général d'Erlon has deployed a corps along the west bank of the Fiume Oglio to protect this spoil of war.

Objective:
Cross the Fiume Oglio and secure the town of Sabionetta long enough to discover the whereabouts of the Stilton and spirit it to safety. No sacrifice is too great.

Reserve Corps: Lt General Sir Arthur Wellesley (15388 Inf.  3791 Cav.  42 Guns))

 6th (Anglo-Hanoverian) Division: Major General Sir Lowry Cole (4927 Inf.  1355 Cav.  14 Guns)
   1st (British) Brigade: Major General Maitland (2087 Inf. 3 battalions  Avg. Exp. 8.0)
   Nassau Brigade: Maj. Gen. von Kruse (2840 Inf. 4 battalions  Avg. Exp. 3.0)
   3rd Brigade: Major General Sir William Dornberg (1355 Cav. 8 squadrons  Avg.Exp. 6.0)
   Belgian Horse Battery: Bichin's Battery (8 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)
   Royal Foot Artillery: Unett's Battery (6 Guns   Avg. Exp. 6.0)

 2nd (Netherlands) Division: Lt Gen de Perponcher-Sedinitzky (5096 Inf.  1088 Cav.  14 Guns)
   5th (Hanoverian) Brigade: Maj General Von Vinke (2514 Inf. 4 battalions  Avg. Exp. 3.0)
   4th (Hanoverian) Brigade: Colonel Charles Best (2582 Inf. 4 battalions  Avg. Exp. 3.0)
   1st Light Cavalry Brigade: Major General van Ghingy (1088 Cav. 6 squadrons  Avg.Exp. 6.0)
   Belgian Foot Battery: Stievenaar's 1st Battery (8 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)
   Hanoverian Art. Brigade 2: von Braun's Battery (6 Guns   Avg. Exp. 6.0)

 1st Netherland Division: Lt-General Stedmann (5365 Inf.  1348 Cav.  14 Guns)
   6th (Hanoverian) Brigade: Major General Sir James Lyon (3057 Inf. 6 battalions  Avg. Exp. 3.6)
   9th (British) Brigade: Maj General Si Dennis Pact (2308 Inf. 5 battalions  Avg. Exp. 6.1)
   5th Brigade: Major General Sir Colquhuon Grant (1348 Cav. 7 squadrons  Avg.Exp. 6.0)
   Royal Foot Artillery: Sinclair's Battery (6 Guns   Avg. Exp. 6.0)
   Belgian Foot Battery: Lux's Battery (8 Guns   Avg. Exp. 5.0)

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Post  Mr. Digby on Wed Oct 21, 2015 3:41 pm

Is this the map version with the uncrossable rivers or can they be forded anywhere?

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Post  Uncle Billy on Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:06 pm

The streams can be crossed anywhere. The British being so outraged at this sacrilege, they would not be deterred by a mere water obstacle.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:22 am

I am pleased to report that the prize cheese has been returned to its rightful owners. General Cole's and General Perponcher's divisions are however undertaking a furious recruitment drive to rebuild their destroyed units. No sacrifice was too great for this noble task of restoring English honour!

Well done to all the dead Germans and Dutch who helped Wink

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Post  Grog on Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:47 am

A great game, fellas.

Thank you Kevin for putting together the scenario and Martin for managing the resupply of premier blue cheese to local delicatessens.

A couple of cheeses were even commandeered for my surviving troops. Due to losses incurred in combat, let us say, each man got a 'substantial' portion Very Happy
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Post  Uncle Billy on Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:03 pm

Well done, everyone. The cheese will lead a procession, including the king, to Westminster. Rumor has it, it may even be canonized.

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Post  Mr. Digby on Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:12 pm

There are nasty rumours about that soldiers of the 42nd Foot (the Black Watch) who liberated the Stilton had never seen such a thing before and, thinking it was a French super-weapon, shot it. It seems that lead shot is henceforth to be a special ingredient of the the new recipe of "Black Watch" Stilton.

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