First of all thanks to Paul for making me so welcome (he even made me butties!) and providing a fun game.
The club itself is a little gem, a converted two floor building which I believe is actually owned by the club and can therefore be open for games every day or evening of the week with I believe 5 tables, two of which are pretty large, its a cracking layout.
Paul had the game all laid out and set up with armies ready to go when I got there on Sunday at 10.30. The game is set during the invasion of Russia and has the Swedes trying to force a crossing of the Dnieper river defended by Russian troops. Rules were the Grimsby clubs own and were quick to learn and easy to play.
The Swedes had ten 32 man battalions of foot ( a further two would appear later after a flank march) with 3 guns, 2 squadrons of Drabants and 7 of Dragoons.
Facing them were 16 24 man Russian Battalions with 2 guns, 2 squadrons of Horse Grenadiers and 7 of dragoons. The Russians also have a redoubt that can take a battalion or battery of 2 guns.
So a similar number of figures, terrain in favour of the Russians, quality in favour of the Swedes.
Paul kindly gave me choice of army, being polite instead of going straight for the Swedes I chose to role a die. I got Russians, I guess I should have known it was an omen of things to come!
Thanks for your hospitality Paul, look forward to a return match.