The opening crossroads...
The celebrate the 200th anniversary of the 1815 Waterloo campaign, our club decided to play all four of the major engagements between the French and their Anglo-Prussian opponents. We used Age of Eagles in 15mm scale, totaling victory points between all the linked games. For our players, this meant that casualties do matter--quite a bit, actually--so caution could not be thrown to the wind!
Quatre Bras Photo Report
Quatre Bras Outcome
We used the scenario directly from the official Age of Eagles rule book, but just to make sure we weren't crazy, we played the entire scenario again with different players...the result was an even more lop-sided French victory. Frankly, it's hard to imagine how a determined, aggressive French commander couldn't overrun the allied position without imposing some kind of fog of war or command restrictions. Our four-part 1815 campaign was officially off to a very, very rough start for Wellington and his Prussian allies. Perhaps Blucher would fare better at Ligny?