Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Having a game at night and during the week is always good when your weekends are taken up with family holidays or work. This Thursday John Maguire put on a small Flames of War game, for myself and Jeff Smith. Again John helped us through the rules (only third time playing) and gave us a few trips for young players.
A stand of Indian Infantry. I believe these figures are from the old range and are no longer produced.
The defenders force is too small to hold everywhere so he has to concentrate his defences around vital assets and try to defend them with from attacks coming in from a number of sides. Myself and Jeff played till about 1210am that night with the result of my Germans defeating (only just) his Indian troops. All in all I have really started to enjoy FOW and think it's a great little game to play in a evening.
A Command vehicle from one of the two Sherman platoons.
My one half section was all that remained from the Indian counter attack on to objective two.
The next game we have lined up is an airlanding by Fallschirmjager. John has about twenty gliders and a couple J52's and this time John will be playing and myself and Jeff will try to stop him - the photo's should be great.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
This game played was between myself and John Williams. John, like me, has been slowly building up a Napoleonic Army. However instead of Spanish, John has been building up a mix of Imperial Guard troops and Line Regiments.
My Front Rank Spanish - waiting for the French to advance.
Close up of Johns' Middle Guard - All of Johns' figures are from Elite Miniatures.French lancers Vs Spanish Lancers (in this encounter the French came off second best).
The battle was small. Our forces consisted of my small Spanish Division - 13 Battalions of Infantry, 3 Cavalry Regiments and two batteries of foot guns and John 12 battalions of Guard and Line Regiments, 7 Cavalry regiments (again a mix of Guard and Line) and finally 2 Batteries of artillery (one horse and one foot).
Converted Grenadiers a Cheval to the Empress Dragoons. John cut the heads off the former and replaced them with Dragoons of the Line heads. The figures came up great.
A battalion of Elite Miniatures Legere - painted by Leroy Simpson.
The scenario was plain and simple. My Spanish were to try and hold the village from the French and stop them from taking the road to Somosierrra. Well my boys held out very well for a number of turns and only broke after John had run my cavalry from the field and his cavalry had gotten around to my rear, cutting off my line of retreat. Thus with the Division taking 50% causalities and after ten turns, plus being cut off I had to surrender.
Spanish Grenadiers hold a town section against a renewed French attack.
One of the French Guard cavalry attacks which would soon see my beloved Spanish defeated.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Belguim Command stands, the Prince of Orange is at the back
Horse Artillery Battery
French Line Battalions, painted by Andrew
French Line Battalions
Andrew has based the figures so that they can be used as either units for 'General de Brigade' or the 'Shako' rules sets.
Thursday, October 4, 2007