Sergio's blog: hints, ideas, pictures and news about SDS (and more) from the author

Friday, February 14, 2014

A great website about SDS and DSLB from New Zealand!

Don't miss it!

Great job Roundie.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Dove (sono sicuro) si gioca a DSLB

Dopo 2 anni dall'uscita di Drums & Shakos Large Battles, ed alla vigilia del Supplemento che sto completando (vedi post precedenti) ho deciso di compilare un elenco di città dove so che DSLB è giocato e di chiedere a voi lettori di integrarla tramite i commenti. Magari - chissà - qualcuno di voi potrebbe trovare un gruppo a poca distanza....
Bene, so per certo che ci sono giocatori di DSLB a:
Terni (ma và...)
Cisterna di Latina
Bassano del Grappa
Canino (VT)

Aggiunta anche Modena.
Fatevi sentire tramite i commenti!!!  Grazie a tutti

Two years after the release of DSLB, I would like to compile a list of Italian cities where I know for sure DSLB is played in order to facilitate players to find opponents. I am also asking readers of this blog to add other places using the blog's comments....

Sunday, February 9, 2014

DSLB batrep (with pics!)

Fabrizio and his group of players are staging a 1815 Campaign in these early months of 2014. They play with 1/72 figures on a very nice battlefield. After their last battle (last week) Fabrizio was so kind to send me some pictures and a quick batrep.

At game start, the French win the initiative and occupy the village in the centre of the battlefield. Unfortunately, a quick turnover prevents them to properly support their avant garde.

The British counterattack and succeed in taking one of the village's sector at a heavy cost.

The French are unable to keep the pressure, and the British stabilize a front line and advancig on the right, destroying a French battery. The French withdraw to secure positions.

The situation for the French is critical, and they try to relieve the pressure with some cavalry charges... to no avail.

A strong attack on the French left. The Imperial division seems to be on the eve of collapse.

One final counterattack by the French gets no results, and the game is over due to the break of the French forces (10 BP vs 7).

A special thanks to Fabrizio and his guys for the pics!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

What's going on...

February should be a busy month.
Encouraged by the last couple of weeks activities and support from my fellow gamers, I am writing a supplement for DSLB. It will contain:
- rules for multiplayer big Battles (1 Corps per side);
- a simple Campaign system;
- Lists for Minor Countries;
- some new rules
- Errata, rulings and clarifications (these will be available also as a free download somewhere).
90% of the above is already written, and currently being tested.
No title yet: any suggestion?

Don't be shy..... :)