|Three card stock sheets of charts = FUN!|
All troops are rated with a 2 character code. French line infantry from 1813 are 5D. The number from 1-10 is fighting ability, the letter is from A-G and rates morale. Prussian line troops from the same year are better at 6C. Number of figures per average sized battalion is listed, with french having 8 figs per battalion and prussians 12, at a 1:60 troop scale.
Time to play!
Rolling on the set up charts, I find that this game will take place in Germany, in the Fall, and with Clear weather. Armies fighting in their own country get a morale bonus. Clear weather means no special rules, but rain and snow are possibilities with effects on movement and visibility. You roll for weather change after 4 turns, each lasting 15 minutes of game time.
France had 6 battalions of Chasseurs who I rated as line infantry. Also 6 battalions of Voltigeurs who I rated as Legere, able to skirmish. Two large battalions of Bavarians rounded out the French roster.
Prussia had 5 battalions of line infantry, split into two regiments. Also a small battery of 2 six-pounder cannons, and a regiment of Cuirassiers. The Cuirassiers are rated 8B, meaning they are almost as good as you can get.
|The calm before the storm. The French will be arriving from the left, the|
Prussians the right.
|French chasseurs surge onto the field, preceded by skirmishing voltigeurs.|
The prussian battalions march straight ahead.
|The Prussians charge, the voltigeurs evade back. Melees break out between the opposed line units.|
Melee is a risky business in Guard Du Corps. You cross-index the melee rating of each unit, add modifiers, then arrive at a percentage chance of the attacker winning. A single d100 roll and you have a winner! One further roll determines by how much they won. In the above picture, in the far distance the cuirassiers charge a bavarian square - bad idea, after calculating the odds the cuirassiers had only a 5% chance to win! They lost and fell back.
|A scrum develops in the center of the battlefield.|
|In the back right bavarians menace the cuirassiers. The prussian cannon are approached|
by French chasseurs.
|A turn later and the cuirassiers have fled. Most of these units you see are French.|
|The only prussian infantry to not be wiped out, still advancing bravely.|
|The Prussian cannon about to be overwhelmed.|
Of course, that won't be as cool as my original 1987 version, staple bound with card stock handouts, but you'll make do. Thanks for reading!