A workman like bit of this and a dash of that …
With the rapidly incoming 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo Alessio Cavatore – via his River Horse company – is utilising the money raising abilities of Kickstarter to fund the boardgame “Waterloo – Quelle Affaire!”.
The game has been designed by Origins-awards winner Alessio Cavatore (Warhammer, Bolt Action, Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, Terminator Genisys the miniatures game, etc.). The units in the game are activated by cards that represent the Commanders of the various army corps, as well as Stratagem cards that add more fun, strategy and unpredictability to the battle. These cards are full of quotes both from history and from famous Napoleonic movies: “By God, sir, I have lost my leg. – By God, sir, so you have.” or “We shall match them with our lancers!” Nobody can resist reading these with the right accent…
The box, the rules leaflet, the map and the counters are beautifully illustrated by renowned historical artist Peter Dennis (Osprey publishing etc.). The counters never stack during the game, so that the gorgeous one-inch square units remain visible for the entire battle.
The Kickstarter can be found here including several video clips with details of the game … and the costs.
Too late for the reenactment of Waterloo here in Wellington but British Light Dragoons in hard plastic from Perry Miniatures are expected to be available in late June.
A perusal of their Metals workbench reveals more British infantry on the way and new Napoleonic fronts opened with Danish and Kingdom of Holland infantry.
Victrix Ltd have free world wide shipping for the week of 2 through 9 June 2015. The deal applies to all of their plastic products as long as the order is valued at or above £25.00. See here for the deal on the deal.
This sort of promotion is particularly useful to those of us who are hidden away at the bottom of the world.
Victrix are also expecting ‘test shots’ of their hard plastic French Artillery 1804-1812 in the next few days. This means that preorders for the set may be opened several days after that.
Until we meet again …