Tuesday, November 12, 2013

North Queensland's Napoleonic Competition




On the Sunday passed the Gentlemen of 'The Lonely Gamers Club' played a small Napoleonic competition at the 'Realms of Magic' hobby store in Townsville, North Queensland. We only had six players which I would have to say for the population of Townsville gamers it was not a bad gathering.


The armies of the six players were as follows:
  • John - Late War Prussian
  • Brian - British Peninsular
  • Dave (NZ) - Late War Russian
  • Josh - Early War Austrian
  • Stan - Mid War French
  • Me - Late War French

Each army consisted of only 600pts using Andrew Parr's 'Fortune & Glory' Napoleonic rules set. We used the first three scenarios from the rules which were 'Picthed Battle', Contested Ground' and 'Attack'. Each on a 6x4ft table with pre-set terrain. 


During the day we played three rounds of play, starting at 945am and the last game finishing at 5pm that afternoon. Each game was a new chellange for the player and each army fought a different army and troops type, John playing a massed 2nd class Prussian army and Josh using battalion guns with his Austrians proved a chellange for those opposing them.


However in the end John's Prussian Army proved to strong and with a total of eight points took the winning crown. Brian and Dave both on four points came a close secound and Jose rolled in third. Stan and myself held the rearguard. I would also like to thank Micheal and Graham from 'Realms of Magic' for allowing us to use the floor of thier store for our gaming area.



Dave and Josh battle in the distance and Stan places his army during the fist phase of gaming


Brian and John in the first round of gaming


Josh's Austrian Army



My French Lancers swing around a flank


During the 'Attack' scenaro allowed the defender a redoubt, Josh placed one of his Austrian Line battalions with attached battalion gun.





Brian's Pensullar Army





Dave's Russians and my French clash


John's winning Prussian fight Josh's Austrians


15 comments:

Cyrus said...

Great looking games and armies.

Curt C said...

I applaud you in getting this organized and off the ground. Wonderful stuff and the miniatures and terrain are top notch as well. Bravo to you all!

chris said...

really very very nice

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the comments guys...I think the lads enjoyed the day and the competiitons as there was no load arguments, which is a very good sign they had fun.

All the best

Vinnie

Chasseur said...

Looks like a really good day, thanks for the report!

Rodger said...

Lovely looking game Vinnie!

Phil said...

Great looking game, love the redoubt's pictures...

Sidney Roundwood said...

Looks like a great event. Some beautiful armies there. The Italian church looks wonderful....and I wish I had a shop near me like that one!

Phyllion said...

Looks wonderful and sounds like you all had a lot of fun

Moiterei_1984 said...

Looks like a great day!

Tarty said...

Nicely done…looks very relaxed. Andrew has written a set of Napoleonic's rules ?… sweet !

Carlo Pagano said...

Very nice Nathan - good to see John in fighting condition!

cheers

Vinnie said...

Thanks Carlo and Others..it was a good time by all in the competition..no arguements which is a good sign.

Thanks again

Vinnie

Al said...

Cool Blog, link added

Bluewillow said...

excellent mate!

cheers
Matt