One of the pivotal battles in our history, Blenheim was a battle that created the reputation of the British army whilst destroying that of the French.
Until that day in mid August 1704, the French army had carried all before it. One may argue that it was this cloak of invincibility worn by the French that caused the reluctance of the European nations to engage the French in the open field. Then John Churchill & Prinz Eugen appeared and things, as they say, would never be the same.
It is the one battle of the War of the Spanish Succession in northern Europe that we have never refought.
Well that is about to change.
Saturday August 16th
The Grimsby Wargames Society will be refighting this famous battle on the tabletops of our club using thousands of 28mm figures from the collections of the members (we predict somewhere close to 4,000). (Regular readers will probably not e surprised that we do it "large" in Grimsby! Indeed one recent observation was "do you use points or do you play by weight".
Full agenda, organisation and rules will be made available ahead of the game.
In the meantime if anyone is interested in attending, and there is space for up to ten players in the game, please let me know.