Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Black Powder Napoleonics - Sundays Game

A few images from Sundays game, which was only a small battle of four Infantry battalions, two gun batteries and two cavalry units per side. I played the British and Andrew the French. Time was short for us hence the small battle. However for Black Powder it seemed to work better then the big game the day before..don't know why...maybe we just had a better understanding of the rules?

Perry french plastics, painted by DPS.

Perry British Plastic painted by DPS.

Perry Dutch Belgium artillery battery again painted by DPS.

Two Swiss Regiments fielded by Andrew were his best troops.

The French formation, in front of the English line, is what Black Powder call a mixed formation. It has two stands out the front to show the deployment of skirmishers. This proved to be a very handy formation. It took the shock of the first fire rule of the English away. In other words a wasted shot. When playing the French keep it in mind.

The Swiss in front is again in the mixed formation.

The rear French battalion forms square as a possible attacked from the right flank by a squadron of Scots Greys is threatening.

Four rounds of hand to hand fighting passed before my troops entered this village. Even with skirmishers the only defenders it proved hard to take. However with supported flanks and rear the story might have been different...I only attacked with the one battalion.

In the end my line held and I manage to take the village.

Victorious at last.


Chad Sikes said...

Very nice! Inspiring, as always.

BigRedBat said...

A fine looking game! Lovely big units.

littlejohn said...

Just discovered your blog...the Naps are magnificent!...(and the WWII as well)

Vinnie said...

Hey Fella's thanks for the comments ad glad you liked the images. Try to have a fewmore up oon.


Galpy said...

Great blog beautiful minatures I have put a link on my blog and i hope lots of people come and visit Cheers

LA said...

Hi man brill set up as always.

Im in the process of building a Napoleonic Russian army 1807 - 09and have a question for you? Would you or the Gang know what the Napoleonic Russian New Ingerman regiment look like, faceing colours ext.

Vinnie said...


The uniform for the New Ingermanland Regiment in that perios was Green collar, red cuffs, pink shoulder staps and Lilac pompom.

Hope that helps