In the summer of 1807 two empires were at war, the Ottoman and Russian Empires. One of the first battles of that campaign was the Battle of Obilesti, fought on the 21 June 1807, which for the Ottomans' was to try and re-gain lost territory in Moldavia an Wallachia or much of modern day Romania. We of The Lonely Gamers Club tried to re-fight the same battle today using the scenario from General de Brigade Napoleonic Scenarios 4 "Against the Ottomans"
All the figures used for the colourful game were on the Russian side - Front Rank and Foundry. On the Ottoman side - all Old Glory and painted by Leroy Simpson.
A unit of Janissary manning the palisade of their camp
The Ottoman medium artillery battery played havoc on the Russian cavalry
Maj Gen Alexei Bakhmatyev infantry brigade brought up the Russian center
Couple of nice Front Rank Russian Command figures
General Mikhail Miloradovitch, Commander of the Russian forces and victor on the day of the real battle......not today though....
1st Bn 6th Jaeger Regt from Maj Gen Karl Ulanius Brigade
Russian Horse battery attached to Maj Gen Karl Ulanius Brigade
Maj Gen Alexei Bakhmatyev infantry brigade deploys into line.
The Russian reserves consisted of Col Paul Pahlen's Brigade of Dragoon, Hussars and a Cossack unit
One of two Russian Cossacks unit in the battle, these guys represent Don Cossacks
More Janissary from the Grande Vizier Hilmi Ibrahim reserves
Ottoman light artillery deployed in the center behind the defensive works of the Ottoman camp
Janissary and Albanian infantry deployed on the Ottoman left flank.
The two Albanian infantry units did not really see any action but acted as a good reserve to strengthen the Turkish lines
The spectacular of the day was the large cavalry battle fought on the right flank of the Ottoman line between all the cavalry we had on the table - three Ottoman units Vs five Russian
Don Cossacks fight Albanian Suvarileri
Looking across the battlefield from the Ottoman left flank