Thursday, 23 March 2017

A nice little foray into Quatre Bras

Had a nice relaxing doay with no-one around to disturb me so i thought i would have a go at some napoleonic's , i have had "Field of Glory" for a little while , so picked a battle and got some troops on the table which was 2 foot square.

i played the game in half scale and denoted the large units having 2 flags and kept all units as 2 stands for infantry and a single stand for cavalry and artillery

Here is the setup for the start of the game , the french are coming in from the bottom of the picture

Battle Time about 2pm ( Turn 3)

Battle Time about 3pm ( Turn 6)

Battle Time about 4pm ( Turn 9)

Battle Time about 5pm ( Turn 12)

Battle Time about 6pm ( Turn 15) 
and where the french were finally worn out

Final dispositions at Turn 16

So what went wrong , well i as the french ( and British ) decided to take the cautious route as Ney did and just wore the french out , and with the British arriving in strength just ran out of steam

As to the rules well i like them and found that the game played out in real time though i did start at 9am and the final roll of the dice was at 3pm so will have to give them another go some time

Sunday, 19 March 2017

A little place called home

This was a little diversion , i put together a small European early 17th century force from some odds and ends together with a few packs of Zulu's and decided to do some renaissance colonial games , i had intended to use another set of rules from osprey but in the end fell back on my usual field of glory set after i red a couple of reviews.

this was an entertaining setup with the European advancing on a small village looking for plunder only to be met by the local tribal head who was insistent that those heathens find some where else to pillage

and so battle ensued

As you can see those Imperialists came armed to the teeth and the poor tribal lads just had the loin cloth they stood up in.... however from about turn 2 it was not going well , the Zulu's advanced and using their local knowledge got the drop on the imperial general and his bodyguard and sent him packing , just after the artillery made a shot and sent one of the tribal units packing

In the end the tribals had a little bloody nose but had sent the imperials off back to the ship with their tails between their legs

I suppose i had better get some Aztec's to do the other side of the Atlantic now