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Festival of History 2018

On 3.6.2018 Royal Holloway University in Egham are putting on a FREE Festival of History.

They describe it as a" A day of re-enactment, family friendly activities, talks and performances, bringing history and the struggle for citizenship, liberty and democracy to life"

Reenactors include

Historia Normanis---- discover a 13th Century encampment talk with soldiers, knights and camp followers - watch knights demonstrate their combat skills.

Borodino Refought in 6mm

On Friday 18th May, I mustered my 6mm Heroics and Ros Napoleonic French and Russians and put on a refight of the battle of Borodino (1812) at the club.

Phil, Patrick and Noel were on the Russian side, defending a line of redoubts, hills, and streams, on high ground. Rob, Simon, Mike, and Mal, played the French. Set up was not historical, so each side could deploy as they saw fit.

Doing it in 6mm

According to wargames lore, 6mm figures emerged in the 1970s as an alternative to 15mm figures – but never really took off.

6mm figures are considerably cheaper (£3 for 50 Heroics and Ros Napoleonic infantry); they look great ‘en masse’ (the main selling point, of course); they are quicker and in many respects easier to paint; and they work very well if you have a limited space in which to wargame (I live in a loft conversion).

However, they have not displaced either 15mm or 25/28mm figures as the scale most commonly collected or gamed with. Does this matter?

Battle of Wagram 1809

From Friday 16,3,18 to Sunday 18.3.18 Rob hosted the Napoleonic Battle of Wagram at his War Room. Rules used Napoleons Battles. Noal provided the Figures and acted as umpire,
It was large game with 4 to 5 players on each side, The French army concentrated its attack on the Austrian right wing and won by breaking the Austrian armies morale. I attach some photos of the Battle taken on the Friday and Saturday

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