Sunday, August 31, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
John and I smashed out a little 2500pts WAB game the other night. John was keen to try out the beautiful Sassanid Persian Army, he had just purchased from the UK. It was also the first time that both of us had tried the WAB Supplement - Beyond The Golden Gates. Great set of rules for the period lots of little variations for the different troop types. Anyway I hope you enjoy the images and keep gaming.
Perry Miniatures Arabs
A&A Persian Spearmen (city militia)
A&A Miniatures Clibanarii
Looking from the Byzantine lines
Dismounted Comitatus (best foot troops on the board - did not help me though - still rolling very badly)
The charge that broke the Byzantine back. Two elephants and a unit of Cataphracts (and of course I rolled for fear and rolled bad - six's to hit)
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Chasseurs a cheval charge Austrian Grenadiers in converged columns.
Grenadiers a cheval thinking about doing the same thing?
Austrian Infantry charge up and over the raised dyke only to be comfronted with massed French Young Guard columns.
Another great game was played over the weekend. This time we had a go at the Battle of Essling. The Scenario was picked from General de Brigade Napoleonic scenarios 2 and was played using the old Shako rules. The scenario was a 'what if' game, designed to see what happens if the Austrians try to attack the area between the village of Essling and the channel separating the riverbank from Lobau Island. It offers the Austrians the change of a decisive victory by cutting off Napoleon and his troops.
Austrian and French deployments. General Boudet deploys in the town of Essling. Napoleon and the Guard to the north of the town. FML Dedovich deploys his column to the west of Essling and FML Hohenlohe deploys the 5th column to the south of Essling.
Austrian Columns converge on Essling.
The game started with the Austrians columns set up - one to the west of Essling, on the command of FML Dedovich, and the other to the south of Essling and under the command of FML Hohenlohe. The Austrian mission was to cut the Essling/Lobau road and take the town of Essling. The Austrians had a small brigade of four converged grenadiers battalions as re-enforcements.
Austrian infantry, from FML Hohenlohe column, charge into the Essling.
With two town sections and the Granary falling to the Austrians, Napoleon commits his Young Guard and Guard cavalry in hope of stemming the Austrian tide.
Napoleon finally commits his Old Guard but he is too late.
The whole collection of figures used were from John Maguire's collection. All figures are from Elite Miniatures, Front Rank and Wargames Foundry.
The road is cut following the defeat of the French Cuirassier Brigade.