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September 9th, 2010

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 01:14 am
This is my first post here and I hope that it's OK to post this.


Welcome to the Napoleonic Wars.

It is May 1809. Armies are on the move to fight battles that will decide the fate of nations.

The Navy

Four years ago, the British fought and defeated the combined fleets of France and Spain, breaking the naval power of France. They won a glorious victory at the cost of their Admiral's life. Last year, the French army entered Spain and the Spanish joined the war against them.

French sea-power is broken, but her navy is not prepared to admit total defeat. A rogue frigate has been sighted off the Portuguese coast. Is this all that remains of the French navy – or is there something more sinister happening?

The Army

The French army has Europe under its sway and has remained undefeated... until last year when a small British force won two battles in Portugal. Victory was short-lived, however. Sir John Moore led a fighting retreat 400 miles across Spain to Corunna, where he turned to fight to gain time to embark Britain's last army. He died at the moment of victory knowing he'd won.

A new Army has arrived in Portugal and is marching north after the French, determined to avenge their General. In charge is Sir Arthur Wellesley, who took them to victory a year before. The French are not accustomed to defeat and the struggle will be a long one.

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This is a world at war. From battles at sea to skirmishes on land to the secret fact-finding missions of spies of both sides, there is danger at every turn. There is friendship and camaraderie, too. But the clouds are gathering.

Where do your loyalties lie?

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010 12:11 pm
Welcome to all our new members. Sorry I've been a bit of an absent mod - I had my notifications set up wrongly and missed stuff. It's sorted now, so do let me know of any questions or issues that need mod attention.

And now for some content. Feel free to post reviews here, or links to fanfic or art or anything Heyer-related. I'm also thinking ahead to Yuletide - are there any particular plot-bunnies you'd like to see written, or characters you want more fic about?

Would people like to have a monthly book discussion here? Should we try running challenges like on the old Heyer mailing list, for those of you familiar with that?