Monday, 18 January 2010

PBEM Kriegsspiel – The Waterloo Campaign

I have been asked to take part in a PBEM Kriegsspiel set during 1815. I have been allocated the role of Generalfeldmarschall Graf Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher – commander of the Prussian Army – and I will be writing my/his diary of events as they unfold.
The ‘Beast’ Napoleon has returned from exile and my troops, along with those of my brother-in-arms the Duke of Wellington, are all that stand between stability and anarchy in Europe. The Austrians and Russians are said to be on their way, but I doubt that they will arrive in time to prevent the ‘Beast’ from plunging Europe into bloody war again!
I now have to write my first set of orders as well as sending a courier to convey my intentions to the Duke. More news will follow soon.

4 comments:

  1. I never knew you were 'I am 72 years old and a proud soldier...(pauses to throw a glass of gin and rhubarb on the ground whilst having numerous aides fussing around...)'

    I will really look forward to reading your reports and would love to try something similar!

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  2. Ogrefencer,

    Well the reality is that I am not yet quite 72 years old ... but I am working on it!

    I have run PBMs but have never taken part in a PBEM, so I am on a steep learning curve.

    I am looking forward to the experience, and will keep you - and my other readers - fully informed as things develop.

    All the best,

    Bob

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  3. Leaving aside the question of your age, Sir, how are you doing with that "giving birth to an elephant" thing?

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  4. Chis J,

    I hope not ... although I have put a bit of weight on lately!

    All the best,

    Bob

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