Leipzig Game 2013

On October 18 to 20, 2013 The Battle of Leipzig was played out at the Bentinck Miners Welfare in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The game took over a year to plan it included thirty-seven players, four umpires, eight tables and 46,000 figures. These are but a few of the many pictures Steve King and I took of the weekend.

Steve King, my wife Cheryl and I flew from St. Louis, MO, USA to London Heathrow, after staying overnight at a friend of Steve's we traveled by train to Sutton-in-Ashfield. We all stayed at the Central Hotel where we met Jacques Wilputte, another player, who was from Brussels, Belgium. As coincidence he was also one of the players on the table we were assigned.

Steve and I played the Russians on the North Flank of the battle which was played out on the North Table. We played on this table on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday we moved to the East Table for the final part of the battle. Steve King commanded General St. Priest's Corp while I was General Langeron commanding Rudsevitch and Kapsevitch and St. Priest's corps. We fought on the left flank of the North Table. Two other players, Jacques Wilputte and Chris played at the other end of the table as Yoreck and Sacken. There were four French players playing against us on the North Table, Craig, Grampton, Paddy and Paul Stovell.

I have tried to describe what was happening in each picture. Included are the names of many of the players. Steve and I did our best to get the names right. Please feel free to let me know of any corrections.

You can use the slide show button, but to really enjoy the presentaion double click on the first picture and use the manual controls at the top of the screen and take your time reading the narrative and studying the pictures. Enjoy!