Napoleonic & ECW wargaming, with a load of old Hooptedoodle on this & that


Thursday, 4 August 2022

Away Day - Another Grand Day Out

 Last Thursday I was privileged to take part in one of Stryker's extravaganzas - Up North - so set off early to pick up Matt from Edinburgh Park (a place where the normal rules of Physics do not apply) and cross over the Forth on our way to battle.

Ian has been quick off the mark, serialising the official history of this battle on his blog, so I shall be careful not to drop any spoilers here. Suffice it to say that the game was spectacular, and faultlessly set up, and the company and the hospitality were excellent, as always. Thanks to Ian and everyone involved - hugely enjoyable.

 
[Non-Spoiler:] My combined Guard Lancer unit gets off to an early start, and takes some losses, but they recovered to have quite a good day...

 


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  1. It looked like a most enjoyable day, good company, good battle what more could you want

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    1. Excellent all round - a welcome change of scene, and good fellows to be with.

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  2. Great to see you getting a game in, Tony!

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    1. Hi Jon - yes - unaccustomed as I have become(!) - very enjoyable day. Even enjoyed my drive up North.

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  3. A grand looking game indeed Tony…
    Very inspiring…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Fine big game, and Ian planned it well enough for us to finish in time for dinner. Napoleon very rarely managed that, as I recall.

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  4. You definitely matched us with your Lancers - well done!

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    1. No complaints at all, but I do feel we were more than a little streaky on the dice rolling. Must be due a hammering next time!

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