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Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by barr7430 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:29 pm

I am currently working on the Ireland supplement for BLB. Recently Dave, Bob, Gerry and I re- fought the battle of Aughrim over 20 hours and three sessions. The game was an outstanding wargaming experience and well worthy of a revisit. I have serialised the whole process in a marathon 14 parts for the Blog but have been thinking of a multi player re-fight to feature as one of the centrepiece items in the book.

Sitting here in Dubai watching the sun go down has clearly warped my brain because I have as yet to mention this folly to the LoA team who may think I an mental but here it is....

Sometime before September 2014 I want to re-fight Aughrim again with 5-6 players per side. The game will hopefully be on custom terrain built by Adrian's Wall's. All of the models on the table without exception will be Warfare Miniatures. All the regiments on the table will be the correct units for the orders of battle of both armies without exception. The game will not be the normal LoA weekender in the respect that we'll not run it as a commercial venture. It will definitely be a full two day event with set up on a Friday evening. I think we'd ask the players to cover only the cost of their subsistence and the room hire - set up, nothing more.

The venue is likely to be one of three places:

Larkhall or Dumfries in Scotland or Derby in England. We'd need the commitment of players to be there for the two days which will inevitably mean an overnight. My job would be to photograph and umpire.

If you are interested in this idea please let me know and I'll get organizing. I am sure at the end of it, Adrian will want to sell off the terrain and we'll probably sell off some of the units we use in the battle.
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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by raggedroyalist » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:33 pm

Hi Barry, yep I would like to put my name down for this if possible please.

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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by raggedroyalist » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:34 pm

Hi Barry, yep I would like to put my name down for this if possible please.

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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by Gerryjd » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:05 pm

Yeah, count me in too!!!!

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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by ColinN » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:43 pm

I'd be interested too.

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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by Russian James » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:49 pm

Interested, will depend on time and location...
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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by Rebel » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:52 pm

Doubt if I'd be able to make it, but give me enough lead time and I'll help with any background info as required....


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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by quindia » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:09 pm

Madman... Let me know if we are missing any flags...
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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by toggy » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:22 pm

quindia wrote:Madman... Let me know if we are missing any flags...
Hey Clarence you know him reallywell.

Might need you to ship some figures over, or better still bring them in person :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Post by quindia » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:21 pm

Maybe I should do a Kickstarter to raise money for a plane ticket... :wink:
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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by PaulMc » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:10 am

Please include me in this!
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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by barr7430 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:01 am

There probably will be a few flags to do Clarence. I will check the list. I am going to use Mike McNally's orbat.

Mike maybe you could help with some details and thanks for the kind offer. If you get a chance to read the Blog series we are running on Aughrim right now you can compare history to the wargame!

To all expressing an interest.. thanks for that! I will keep the forum fully posted on developments!
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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by PaulPatrick » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:11 am

Yeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!! Errr,Yes,I'm a definite!Paul
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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by Gerryjd » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:54 am

PaulPatrick wrote:Yeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!! Errr,Yes,I'm a definite!Paul

Nice to see that very reserved, quiet response from you Paul!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Re fighting the battle of Aughrim

Post by barr7430 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:21 pm

Made me laugh too Paul! :lol:
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