And last but not least I included in this 4 part series the pics of the members of the Club in action, it shows the actual size of the wargames table, AND the fact it is a real wargame (even more merit!).
I am a solo wargamer living on the back of beyond… but I still can appreciate this kind of assembly!
The British (and Portuguese Allies) Peninsular Campaign was a mastery use of what was later called “The Indirect Approach”.
Wargamers much concentrated on the gaming side of the hobby should read a lot about the smallness of the British Army… and how well handed it was by the Duke of Wellington.
If his Indian Campaigns were masterfully handed, in the Peninsula up to the battle of Toulouse (in French soil and sadly fought for nothing because Napoleon had abdicated days before…) he did nothing wrong (well, Burgos was a check) retired when he had to, advanced when it was the moment… the Spanish did not like at all to be invaded twice by foreign Armies… but cooperated with Wellington more or less successfully… their time of past glory long gone in time…