Other thoughts for 2010; will the current wargames magazines continue to be published, faced with electronic options. Also will the hobby continue to flourish, surely the treadmill of figure production will eventually become self-defeating as increasing numbers of ranges chase a static or decreasing amount of wargamer pounds. We all (or nearly all) have boxes of figures waiting to be painted, some of us (I include myself here), probably (?) already have more figures than we can ever paint. Is the demand still there?
Here are a battalion of Austrian Landwehr holding a redoubt during a recent game based on the action at Tarvis in Eugene's campaign against archduke John during 1809. The Austrian position was in reality hopeless, they were outnumbered, outflanked and unsupported. As you may expect the refight went very much as history, except for the exploits of the Austrian light cavalry. They held the right flank (path of retreat) against the French light infantry, overunning two battalions. They then defeated twice their number of French light cavalry, before falling back in good order.