This is not intended as a detailed report but just my experience as a newbie to Napoleonic battles using Black Powder.
I have read through Black Powder several times but had not really remembered much of it when it came time to play the game. I also had no suitable troops as this is not really my era and I had thoughts of hiding in the corner while everyone else discussed Buttons and Braiding. The guys were very happy to discuss anything in a light hearted manner and made me feel at home to which I am very grateful of.
I borrowed three Troops of British Dragoons from my brother Dave and a couple of guns from friend Ray. I thought I'd sneak in my Spanish General as I could then say I had my own figure on the table. This General was supposed to represent Vandeleur. I think this choice was inspired as he certainly was very erratic in his command of the Troops. I gather the real Vandeleur was a good commander who took over Pictons command in the real Battle of Waterloo.
I took over 100 photos so this is just a selection of them.
|The main table with La Haye Saint|
|The secondary table where the Prussians were to arrive|
|The Rocket about to set fire to the farm buildings|
|My Brigade getting stuck in|