Tuesday, December 06, 2005


A/T GUN INTENSIVE FIRE – Available to all AT guns and artillery pieces under 100mm in the direct fire mode graded as Regular or better.

(I.E. Any AT gun up to and including an 88mm may intensive fire, larger guns such as the Russian 100mm may not.)

The player must state the piece is intensive firing and may engage two targets in either in the Command Phase or as Defensive Fire. (This only applies to artillery pieces and does not include tanks, SP guns or auto-cannons.)

If using intensive fire the second shot must be taken immediately, conduct a separate attack against each target (or the same target) and apply an additional -1 modifier for each roll. Low on Ammo is adjusted to a 3 or less.

Restrictions: No movement, pivoting or unlimbering is permitted if using Intensive Fire and the second target must be within a 45-degree arc and within 4" [6"] of the first target. Inexperienced & Militia crews may not Intensive Fire, (due to a lack of training/experience.)
Units that are Low on Ammo may not Intensive Fire.

Rationale: This helps to represent the very real danger posed by AT guns to armoured targets, esp. deployed in any form of Pak front. And highlights the difference in fire capability between artillery and armoured units.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Austerlitz Pratzberg Orders of Battle

The new Austerlitz Pratzberg orbats are now available in the Orders of Battle section.

General de Brigade Playsheets

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

PanzerGrenadier Rocchetta Scenario

Another Battlegroup PanzerGrenadier scenario from Angus in the wilds of Scotland is now available in the Scenarios section.

This time its Rocchetta, Italy 1944 - with German forces counter-attacking Italians & French. Click on the scenario section for details.

Players may like to try one of the 2nd Edtion rules with this scenario:

German MG34/42 LMG section ranges:
Range - Close: 0 - 4" [0 - 6"];
Effective 5 - 12" [7 - 18"];
Long 13 - 16" [ 20 - 24"].

Monday, August 22, 2005

Forum Open

The work that required the forum closure has now been carried out and it has been reopened. Those who were being blocked by corporate firewalls will not yet be able to post – but we’re halfway to resolving this now.


All forum work should now be finished. Just follow the updated link. The database has been restored to as it was on circa 15th August; a few posts and/or threads etc. added while the changeover was taking place will have been trimmed. Apologies for this (and the maintenance time in general) but it was necessary.

Those who were blocked access to the forum from their workplace etc. – you should now be able to access it without any issue but, as ever, please notify me of any major problems.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Temporary Forum Closure

Unfortunately the discussion forum has been temporarily closed; there are a number of users who have been unable to access the new forum due to corporate firewalls blocking non-port 80 traffic. I am currently working on a work-around and will re-open the forum as soon as humanely possible.

Thanks for you patience.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Austerlitz 2005

The Attack on the Pratzenberg Heights pitted Soult’s two main attack divisions upon the Allied held Pratzenberg and Stare-Vinhorady. The game was played on a 12 foot table with ten players and numerous battalions!

The game started in true Austerlitz form with both St Hilaire and Vandamme charging straight into “La feu”! St Hilaire’s men stormed the Praztenberg in style despite vigorous attention from Kollowrath's Russian artillery. Heavy casualties and the loss of one brigade did not prevent St Hilaire taking the Russian gun line and cresting the Pratzenberg. Austrian reinforcements sent in piecemeal were soundly despatched as St Hilaire now turned left and slowly but surely rolled up the Allied flank.

However Vandamme’s brigades initiated their attacks in clumsy columnar formations with no preliminary skirmisher or artillery support and soon fell foul of Austrian artillery, at one stage even being outnumbered by allied skirmishers! French attacks stalled as ever increasing casualties forced the deployment of both skirmishers and linear formations. This lull allowed the allied command to initiate a flanking manoeuvre, which the subsequent French attack literally walked straight into as they closed upon Stare-Vinhorady. Two out of three French bridges were utterly broken by the allied fire and sent tumbling back down the slope.

The arrival of the both Imperial Guards saw Russian grenadier attacks upon the village of Prazte bloodied and checked by Vandamme’s remaining brigade, now supported Drouet's men. The guard cavalry of both emperors clashed on the Pratzenberg and despite the French Horse Grenadiers literally ridding over the first wave of Russian chevalier guards, the greater Russian numbers told and eventually the French guard horse were forced back down the slope.

The defeats suffered at Stare-Vinhorady (the allies had literally swept Vandamme’s broken brigades from the field) and at the hands of the Russian cavalry meant the French, despite St Hilaire’s gallant advance, were too exhausted to launch further attacks to secure entire Pratzenberg, and the allies claimed victory! (Orbats to follow.)

Friday, July 29, 2005

Welcome to General de Brigade

Welcome to the relaunched General de Brigade site.

The new format provides for far more regular updates on rules, games, photos and events.

The forums will change slightly in that all rules will be catered for under the one forum site. So please post all threads relating to General de Brigade, British Grenadier, Guns at Gettysburg & Battlegroup PanzerGrenadier on the new forum. (It just makes it easier running one rather than many disparate sites!). All the old orbats and threads should also be accessible eventually.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Waterloo 2002 Gallery

Click the thumbnail below to launch the Waterloo 2002 gallery!