Friday, May 24, 2013

Back to Napoleonics

Today myself and a good friend, Jeff Smith, got together and played a small game of Napoleonics. We have not played this period since the start of the year, so it was good to drag out the figures and game on. We played using the Fortune & Glory Napoleonic rules, developed by Andrew Parr. Jeff played the French and I the Austrians. We both had eight battalions of infantry each, but Jeff had the advantage of Artillery and I cavalry.

Jeff and I tended to do a fare bit of talking before we got the game going so we only had enough time to play five turns. However I think if another turn was played Jeff would have broken through my centre and routed the Austrian Army (Me).

All the figures used in todays game were from the Elite Miniatures range and painted by our good friend Leroy Simpson.

Austrian Ulans charge forward under the watchful eye of their commander.

French Line Infantry 

The view from behind the Austrian battery...perfect 

French skirmishers

Center of the table saw mass attacks on both side. Jeff's French finally broke my center.

Austrian Grenadiers stopped and held French attempts to turn the Austrian left flank.

Austrian Cuirassiers advance on the French left flank

French Imperial Guard Chasseurs attempt to stop the Austrians but get pushed back

Jeff's troops break my center

My Ulans are defeated and route from the field



very very cool!

Silver Whistle said...

Those figures paint up very well. A great looking collection of figures and terrain.
Thanks for sharing,

Jonathan Freitag said...

Very handsome collection! The Elite figures really have a distinct character, don't they? Nice to see the French in bicorn.


fireymonkeyboy said...

Gorgeous figures, and sound like you had fun ;)

fireymonkeyboy said...


AJ (Allan) Wright said...

That Leroy Simpson is one fantastic (and prolific) painter. Well done. Great looking figures, terrain, game.

Pat Grognard said...

Very nice figures and terrain. It's rare to see the French in bicorn.

Phil said...

Fantastic looking figures!!

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Great looking figures and terrain Vinnie

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the comments guys...old Leroy sure is a very good painter and it was good to get back into wargaminf napoleonics.



Bluewillow said...

fantastic mate,

The elite Figures look sharpe mate!


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