Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
The Saxon batteline
Saxon troops move forward (figures painted by Leroy)
The Roman lock shields and wait the Saxon charge.
Roman heavy cavalry charges and defeats the lite Saxon cavalry, only to be defeated by the Saxon foot troops.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Two French Brigades, one Infantry and the other Light Cavalry strike the Austrian right flank.
French gunners continue their bombardment of the Austrian lines
All was looking good for the French until the Austrian heavies hit a French Brigade in the flank.
Then they through back the French flank attack.
And finally sent in their own flank attack, catching the French light cavalry in the rear and winning the day.
Hungarian Musketeer Battalion.
All figures shown are from the Elite Miniatures range.
Our Napoleonic game, which was played on the Sunday, consisted of five infantry brigades (four battalion each) two cavalry brigades (three regiments each - one light and one heavy) and three batteries of guns for both sides. The opposing forces were French VS Austrian and totaled about 1600 points, using the point system for 'Tactical Napoleonic Battles'. It was a large game with a lot of moving parts. Both sides used flank attacks and the compulsory reserve units, which have to be off the table, but can be rolled for on the first turn of the movement phase. The flank attacks also have to be rolled for but only from the second turn. Just to show how fast the game flows, we started at about 1130am and were finished roughly four hours later and had gained a deceive result. Which does not always happen in other Napoleonic rules.