Monday is the anniversary of the Battle of Lobositz, 1 October 1756, the first battle of the Seven Years War which pitted Fredrick against an Austrian army under FML Maximilian Ulysses Von Browne. I’ve played this battle several times over the last three of four years and it remains a favourite that I try to refight as close to the anniversary as possible. I would have to check but honours have been fairly even, maybe even in favour of the Austrians to date.
On Saturday (tomorrow) the Burrow will be host to some of the guys, Conrad, John the Red, Dave Jarvis, Paul S and newly retired and returned to the area visitor Steve the Architect, for this year’s Lobositz ‘bash’. We shall be using Black Powder, with a few house rules plus the second addition amendments where these are known.
|The table is set. Lobosch Hill is lower right covered in woods and vineyards. The troops will be deployed later today.|