|Blood an Iron includes two battles: Fröschweiler and Sedan. Shown in this entry is the Battle of Sedan.|
Something that I recall from reading The Franco Prussian War by Quintin Barry is the shallow defensive deployment of the French forces at Sedan.
|The cover of the before mentioned book and the deployment of French forces at Sedan. Note the shallow deployment on the east flank.|
|The 12th Corps in their defensive positions around Bazeilles. Each infantry counter is a regiment and each hex is around 150 meters. Not enough troops to cover the long east flank!|
|The 7th Corps at Floing is stronger, but the deployment/command and control rules make it a bit difficult to spread out to the flanks. Luckily, the 5th Corps is deployed a kilometer south, towards Sedan.|
What I liked of this entry's short errand to cardboard wars is that deploying forces was almost a game within the game.
More about how the battle played at a later time.