1632, something I'd put off for years. I have a love-hate relationship with alt-history fiction. When it's really good I enjoy it a great deal. When it's bad, it makes me crazy. To avoid being driven crazy by what might be bad alt-history set in one of my favorite historical periods, I've studiously avoided this series for quite a long time.
This is not bad alt-history.
First, from a historical perspective, Flint knows his history. The period is depicted very well. There's decided bias toward certain factions in the Thirty Years War but it's a bias that I happen to agree (rather strongly) with, so it didn't bother me. It is also rather strongly pro-American common man (and woman), an attitude that might not be terribly popular in a lot of circles these days given the recent election.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
|Mercy's Bavarians surprise Turenne's French at Mergentheim|
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Giving AGEOD's latest on the English Civil War a try tonight. It certainly has an interesting map. This is the classic AGEOD engine so if you know it you can dive right in. If you don't, this might be a good game to start with, since the army size, at least in the first part of the game, tends to be small.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
|A French army lays siege to Tournai|
I'm not ready to do a full-blown walk-through of Nine Years yet because I'm still learning it. What I am prepared to say is that I'm enjoying this game immensely!
Monday, May 1, 2017
|The Danes cross the Boyne|
Sunday, April 23, 2017
|How I've felt the last two weeks|
Sunday, April 9, 2017
|Lilibulero - The Oldbridge Scenario|
Saturday, April 8, 2017
|11:30 and Frederick is on the move|
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
|The map for Nine Years, a strategic/operation simulation of the war|
After I wrap up Rossbach, I'm going to take a break from the Seven Years War and return to an ealier time. Namely, the Nine Years War, fought from 1688 to 1697.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
|The aftermath of the French attack on Schortau|
That may not be the case on my table.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
|Rossbach: Prussian initial approach and retreat. Because Frederick might have been aggressive, but he was no fool.|
The battles of Rossbach and Leuthen in 1757, during the Seven Years War, are like something from a movie.