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Retreat From Moscow

Retreat From Moscow

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The French Unit

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Going L-R, models were from Murawski, Black Hussar, Murawski, Perry, Perry, Perry, Murawski, MurawskiGoing L-R, models were from Murawski, Black Hussar, Murawski, Perry, Perry, Perry, Murawski, Murawski

The Silver Bayonet rulebook arrived a few days ago and was very quickly read cover to cover. The rules very much follow from McCollough’s other games, but with an interesting switch to using 2d10s rather than d20s, and having a pool of fate dice for re-rolls. Very excited to give the game a try soon.

With the rules finally in hand, I’ve been able to assemble my French unit. There’s a cap on 8 models per unit, with recruitment points to spend on different soldier types, with each nationality having a slightly adjusted pool of soldier options. It is advised that more models is better than taking a small band of elites.

I decided that the Carabinier with the dual pistols would be Officer for my French unit, mainly because I love the model so much. I had an idea in my head that this would be a team of some experienced soldiers who have had previous encounters with the supernatural before, supplemented by raw recruits who have fallen in with them during the chaos of the retreat from Moscow. I decided that I would have a young Polish officer with a few men to represent the rawer part of the unit – in game terms a Junior Officer, accompanied by two Infantrymen and a Grendier.

A veteran of the Old Guard, my Vivandiere and another French infantryman completed the unit roster.

The French - Infantryman, Officer, Vivandiere, GuardThe French - Infantryman, Officer, Vivandiere, Guard
The Polish - Grenadier, Junior Officer, two Infantrymen The Polish - Grenadier, Junior Officer, two Infantrymen

I’ve got a fair bit of work ahead of me still, as one disadvantage of the Retreat from Moscow theme is my distinct lack of winter terrain, something that I’ll be trying to address over the next couple of months, along with continuing to build up the bestiary and making some thematic clue markers.

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cuirass
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Lovely stuff. And thanks for doing the comparison picture. As you said earlier, Murawski and Perry do scale very well together.

cuirass
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The Black Hussar Vivandiere is a very nice addition as well.

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