Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Battle of La Tour Sanglant- the Movie

Back in February I promised that post with details of our last game of Black Powder- the (fictional) Battle of La Tour Sanglant.  I thought I would put together another video gloating over- or rather, I should say, coolly and dispassionately analyzing the events of the day (yeah, right).

I was in the middle of working on it when the earthquake/ tsunami struck on 3/11.  Obviously in the days that followed I had neither time nor inclination to work on it.  

But time is a great healer, and I've recently been finding myself wanting to get back to some semblance of normality, which naturally includes time for hobby activities.  So along with getting in some more painting, a high priority was finishing that video seeing as I had already put a lot of time into it.  

Here it is- see how the 18e de ligne- "le Terrible"- earned itself elite status by performing above and beyond the call.  

The Bonapartist Propaganda Machine at its well-oiled best!  I'm sure Matt and Pete will be disgusted with the triumphant tone- even the editor of le Moniteur may well be blushing in his grave.  But hey, winners write history, losers just keep re-writing it until it starts to look the way they want it to.

Eagle-eyed gamers familiar with Black Powder may spot the error we made- I didn't realize it myself until re-reading the rule book after the game.  Oh, well. 

This month at the club it's WW2 and the Soviets, as Matt and Achilleas can't make it this Sunday.  But our next Black Powder game will be in May, and we're all looking forward to it.


7 comments:

Peter said...

B*gg*r! FYI, when trying to see the Bonapartist propoganda in New Zealand I get the message "This video contains content from UMG and EMI, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds".

I'm glad to see that things are getting back to normal for you Robert.

Salute
von Peter himself

Robert said...

Yes, sorry about that- I know the Germans get it blanked out too. YouTube's compromise with the music industry. Often the industry just take the opportunity to post adverts where you can buy the music used instead.

Trust me, as Prussian aficianado, it would have disgusted you anyway!

At least the allied players here get to see it, heh heh!

Docsmith said...

So glad to see you're back on deck and busy writing or re-writing history. As per von Peter's problem, its the same for Australia too - EMI copyright is a bugger! I was looking forward to seeing L'terrible being very... terrible to Napoleon's pantheon of enemies.

I do hope you and yours are well and come through that dreadful ordeal unscathed. Its good to hear your spirit is now somewhat restored to a point where you can create Bonapartist propaganda! Huzzah!

Cheers,
Doc

John de Terre Neuve said...

Very nice Robert. Nice way to do a game report.

John

paulalba said...

Hi Robert,
It's great to see you back posting!!! Unfortunately I am blocked from viewing your victory too. I will be abroad in May so will check then :-)

Good to hear you will be back to Naps soon and hopefully with soe of your cool WIP figures finished.
Cheers
Paul

Iannick said...

I love it. Very cool!

Docsmith said...

Glad to see you're alive and blogging! Had the same problem as Von P - lying like one of Napoleon's bulletins is also rejected by Australian copyright for UMG/EMI. Maybe if you saved it into some other format (as a straight AVI file for example) it might get around that stupid copyright rubbish.

Pity as I would have enjoyed seeing L'Terrible being terrible to some Russians or Prussians.

Cheers,
Doc