Thursday, September 02, 2010


See the General de Brigade Deluxe thread in the General de Brigade forum for rules changes.

GdeB Deluxe scenarios and articles appearing in Wargames Illustrated and Miniature Wargames magazines in the near future.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


General de Brigade Deluxe Edition is here with an official release date for Colours in September!
GdeB has been revisited and revised with an emphasis on speeding up game play and game resolutions whilst still ensuring the core principles of Napoleonic tactical combat are acknowledged and enhanced.

New rule areas include:

Command and Control and Generals ability to launch charges.

Tactical Marches

Formation Tests for such situations such as interpenetration and infantry winning melees.

Third Rank Skirmishers

Grand Batteries and

Broken Brigades
And Victory & Defeat - to name a few.

£27.50 for the full colour hardback edition.

£39.50 for the gold embossed limited edition (Nice!)

Both available from Caliver Books.

I'll be at Colours and SELWG demo-ing the new edition.

Monday, May 31, 2010


Loughton Strike Force presented Busaco at Salute this year.
See the thread on the General de Brigade forum for more photos.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Following the dawning of 2010 we decided to continue with the 1809 bicentenary celebrations and refight Aspern-Essling!
This was also a good opportunity to test may of the proposed Deluxe General de Brigade Rules
The refight did not disappoint and distinctly followed in the footsteps of its historical precedent!

There was a most desperate struggle for the village of Aspern, especially around the Church, which eventually fell to the Austrians. While the village of Essling proved an even more difficult conquest for the Austrians battalions. Three times they stormed Essling, only to be driven out in turn, by first Boudets garrison, then the Young Guard and then finally the Old Guard! However the Granary, manned by a gallant French elite battalion held out, at times in complete isolation, despite repeated Austrian attempts to storm the stronghold.

In the end Austrian numbers told, and with more and more white coated columns deploying onto the field, the French were forced to throw in their heavy cavalry reserves in order to gain time for an ordered retreat over the Danube! The Austrians countered with their numerous cavalry reserves (which included a splendid charge by Hessen-Hombergs kurassiers in riding down an entire French infantry brigade) and so forced the French army to retire! (Again!)