Napoleon said that every soldier carried a Marshall’s baton in his knapsack (this due to a typo on the baton ordering form) they also carried 3 socks and a pair of nose hair clippers as tired clerks, who took notes 24/7, miss-heard a complaint to Josephine in the Imperial command tent when Bonaparte was getting ready for bed.
That very night a communiqué from Marshal of France Grandchapot made the Emperor sleep contentedly. It was a message of valour, glory and victory… also a situations vacant ad for le Figaro; “Wanted, ADC’s. Must have own horse and good sense of direction. Bravery optional. Continence essential. Would suit young rich kid used to ducking lead shot. Apply to: le Grand Army, back door, moving target unit, l’ecole militaire, Paris (if locked push CV under door)”
And now the conclusion of… the ‘Battle of L’fictitious River’ during the ‘Campaign of Pointless Emergency of 18 umpteen’
|'Yes, yes, we've had accidents in the last 3 years!'|
|'Are we nearly there yet?'|
|'Knees bent, back straight!'|
Breathless, we drink coffee and set our minds to the next scenario. Will the outcome of the 'Campaign of Pointless Emergency' please or disappoint the Emperor? We shall have to see...
Thanks to all the usual sufferers of these games. Ta mucho to Alan C and Colin L for the use of some of their lovely figures.