Umpiring the Empire-TheBoardGamingLife Player Aid for Le Vol De L’Aigle

  by Harvey Mossman Approximately one year ago I umpired a game of Flight of the Eagle over the Internet.  It was a very interesting experience, both for me as the umpire and for the players who had to deal with true fog of war and 19th-century limitations on communications.  You can peruse my gameContinue reading “Umpiring the Empire-TheBoardGamingLife Player Aid for Le Vol De L’Aigle”

Le Vol de L’Aigle – A Board Gaming Life After Action Report

  By Harvey Mossman   Last year, our wargaming group in Long Island decided to play Le Vol de l’Aigle via email with myself as umpire.  It was an extremely fascinating experience.  We chose the 1806 Prussian campaign that culminated in the famous dual battles of Jena- Auerstadt because the armies were fairly evenly matchedContinue reading “Le Vol de L’Aigle – A Board Gaming Life After Action Report”

Le Vol de L’Aigle (The Flight of the Eagle) Volume 3: A Board Game Review

by Harvey Mossman The Flight of the Eagle is a set of rules that harkens back to early days of war gaming when Kreigspiel was done with generals positioned around large maps, pushing little flags or wooden blocks representing the maneuver elements of their army.  Umpires would oversee the progress of the campaign and use complex proceduresContinue reading “Le Vol de L’Aigle (The Flight of the Eagle) Volume 3: A Board Game Review”