I have a little announcement to make about a little project I have been working on with the chaps over at Stand to Games.
As of this evening the scenario book 'O'er the Hills', by me, covering the early Peninsular War period 1808 to 1809 has been launched on Kickstarter.
As many of you will know I have spent the last six years putting together various scenarios and games that covered the early British involvement in the Peninsular War up to and including the Battle of Talavera.
Those games have culminated in the book that is now on Kickstarter designed for using with 'Over the Hills' Napoleonic rules but very easily converted to other similar level systems should you prefer.
If you were following the series of play-tests run over the end of 2017 and start if this year you will have seen the development of this book and the testing done in the games we presented and both Steve and I had a great time working through the historical challenges presented in them.
If you are unfamiliar with those games you can follow the series in the link below where they are gathered together with our review of Over the Hills just after they were launched.
Over the Hills
If you would like to have a go at the challenge of doing better than Marshals Soult and Victor and driving the British Leopard from the Peninsula then you need to get over to the Kickstarter page in the link above.
Of course should you chose to support the Kickstarter and we pass the magic number you wont have to work from the 'Word' draft copies of orders of battle and scenario specific rules such as night fighting that we had to use, with all my scribbled notes, oh no, this is going to be a shiny colour tome from the chaps at Stand to Games with the scenarios and force specific army lists for the period to help you design your own.
The description of the book is:
'The 101 page supplement includes twelve action packed scenarios that allow you the gamer to recreate some of the greatest battles of the early Peninsula War. Battles such as Roliça, Vimeiro, Oporto, Corunna and Talavera are all included. Each scenario comes complete with orders of battle, detailed map and deployment lay outs and scenario special rules. Also included within this supplement is the authors notes on the scenarios and helpful hints on how to game using the Over the Hills ruleset. The supplement also contains three detailed army lists for Anglo/Portuguese, Spanish and French forces.'
And if you need to gather any information on the units represented in the book you should find most of them covered here on JJ's to help you put them together with painting and modelling ideas as well.