Sunday, December 5, 2021

It is something rotten in the city of Stralsund

Osprey Games have more or less just released their latest skirmish rules The Silver Bayonet, written by Joseph A. McCullough, 

I was very impressed by the lauout of the rules, one of the best from Ospry in my mind, love the old book look and the black and white illustrations, it all gives good inspiration exccept for the Unit sheet that are a bit boring. I just had a few test games so far, but can conclude that  I love the rules and they work very well!

As you all probably know by now, I’m a big fan of having a Swedish angel of my wargaming project and of course so this time to. 

During the War of the Fourth Coalition that started in October 1806 more or less all fighting nations (France, Spain, Prussia, Russian England and of course Sweden) ended up with some troops in the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern area close to, by the time Swedish city of Stralsund in Swedish Pomeria, so it is the perfect time and place for some Napoleonic monster hunts.

Bleow some pictures of the rulebook and of my Swedes, Officer with a Blunderbuss, 2 Marksmen from the Waermland Jaegers and 5 men from the Dalecarlian regiment :)


  1. The book looks great and nice to hear the rules work really well. Looking forward to seeing some games from you with these rules Michael:)

  2. Very nice... I was thinking my Haitian stuff would give me a voodoo element to these rules.

  3. Nice, I had some ideas for something set in the Great Nordic War, or perhaps even the 30 Years War...

  4. You did it! You were the one who has now convinced me to get the rules. I also have Swedes and Russians that can be used for a Finland adventure as well. I will keep an eye on the club website for when you will run a game and I will come and join in. Skål!

  5. Great unit! Been on the fence about new rules, may need to order a copy.

  6. I keep reading about this concept/rule set and I must say, kits quite intriguing - maybe I will have to give them a go.....