Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fortune And Glory - 28mm Napoleonics


Last Thursday John and myself decided to have crack at 'Fortune And Glory" which has been written by Andrew Parr. This is a great set of rules designed for competitive horse and musket war games. They are still in the development stage and are still being play tested by Andrews local club and a few others around the world. We played our game on a 6 x 4 table with 750pt Armies and units of six bases. Andrew has done this for ease of removing causalities. Simply remove a base when your unit takes enough hits in one turn and fails to save them. No need for causality markers - perfect. Andrew now just has to find a publisher who is keen to take on another set of Napoleonic rules. But then again you can quite easily use these rules for most black powder periods, not just Napoleonics. If you are keen to know more or would like to have a read of the rules, just drop me an email and I will send out the most recent versions. Enjoy the images - French/Polish/Swiss Army defeats a poorly led Spanish Army.



Lance armed cavalry add a +1 against infantry.


French reinforcements move on. Each army Must keep a number of units off table at the start of the game that are considered to have straggled or been allocated as reserves. The number of units depends on army size being one unit for armies of 7 units (not counting officers or support deployments here) and two for larger armies.

13th Cuirassiers

Polish Artillery

French Ligne Battalion - painted by David Imrie- now in John's collection.


Perry Miniatures - painted by Dragon Painting Services
French columns advance towards the Spanish on the heights beyond.

2nd Class Spanish cavalry reinforce the Spanish line.

A large battery of Spanish foot guns holds the right flank.

Spanish battalions form line.

But fail to halt the French columns.

The Spanish centre goes into square as French cavalry charge across the open ground.

The 13th Cuirassiers hit a Spanish square.



Polish Lancers follow suit and charge the Irish Battalion

It too breaks...........

9 comments:

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

As always,a beautifully painted board that inspires!

Consul said...

Incredible looking figures!

BigRedBat said...

Some lovely looking minis, there! The Imrie French are superb, and also the Cuirassiers.

Author said...

Great! I am SOOO glad you guys have enabled clicking and seeing larger pictures, because your stuff is BEAUTIFUL. Great job.

Vinnie said...

Cheers Guys for the comments. Alway happy to share the wargaming experience. I'm leaving most of these great figures behind next year as I will be moving inter state - so I'll try to get as many shots as possible before i go.

Cheers
Vinnie

adam said...

Great shots as usual. Make sure the Spanish come south for those Peninsula games in the Shire.

Cheers Adam

Peter Stone said...

Always love the photos you guys put on this blog. I'm green with envy, especially for the Napoleonic miniautures. (Can't motivate myself to paint those...)
Say 'Hi' to John M for me please.
Thanks
Peter Stone

Vinnie said...

Peter,

Not a problem I am catching up with John this weekend.

Nathan

Allan and Carmen said...

Which manufacturer makes the French Cuirassiers?

The polish Cavalry looks great as well. Any idea who made them?

Happy Gaming,

Allan