|The Battlefield, complete with IPad-hosted rulebook|
|Foam Core Board Counters|
I played a solo game to learn the rules, pitting the
|Russian deployment (Yellow square is Baggage Train)|
For the French, the army was a balanced combined arms force that included both light and heavy cavalry and a unit of horse artillery.
I played through six turns. DBN has a few rules that ensure the game gets moving, to include compulsory advances by the attacker, the option to conduct successive tactical moves when you have enough command points, and extra command points for the attacker's first turn. In any case, the Russians rolled a 6 in the first round, so I had plenty of options.
|Birds Eye View after deployment (The shopping bag marks the battlefield edge)|
|Turn Four - Russian infantry trying to give the artillery some room|
I played through six turns, ending with two Russian Cossack units flanking the French position. The French Light Cavalry advanced to protect an artillery unit from the Cossacks; it was outfought and destroyed.
|Cossacks overwhelm French Light Infantry|
I'm signing off for a few days. We depart the USA tomorrow.