The immortal words:
"You must destroy the bridge at Blasthof. Failing that, you must prevent it's capture by the Imperial Army until nightfall on 26th September 1767."
Orders given to Soubise, "Charge!" Page 29.
Now, I've no idea whether the game was played on 26th September 1967, but the little I know and have gleaned of the Brigadier's nature suggests to me that it may well have been that date.
And so, today is possibly/ probably/ almost certainly the 50th Anniversary of the Action at Blasthof Bridge.
Raise a glass...
Here's to Lawford and Young! and here's to the 55 years of entertainment and inspiration that Charge! that they have given me!
A classic encounter !
A memorable day and thanks for recalling it for us all!
I will get my copy of Charge and read Blasthof tonight.
I have my copy on my lap and browsing. Every rule is numbered, cross referenced with exact and amusing examples and an index! How many other sets of rules are so well written. Ever tried to find a rule in Blackpowder?
Cheers Phil I sip a class of fine red in appreciation of such an iconic game.
Bravo and applause to perhaps the most formative war game book for me.
Thank you for reminding us Phil,
Prompts me to get some figures out and have a little set to this weekend!
A timely reminder for me to organise my 40mm Napoleonic's (Spanish Peninsular) for "Charge". The rules do seem perfect for Napoleonic's.
Having celebrated the 40th (posted on the SSM site) I must admit the 50th passed me by. That means it's been 10 years since I started gaming with my SSMs! I really must try and get more games in. I ought to re-visit Blasthof some time soon as small battles are quicker and can be more fun. It's also a chance to use the 'elementary' CHARGE! rules as opposed to the 'advanced' set I normally use.
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