Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Battle of Vimeiro - 12th August 1808


I am just uploading a few images from the great little Napoleonic game we played the other weekend at Mr John Maguire house. The scenario  and the table layout was taken from one of the General de Brigade scenario books (I think number 3), which also provided the breakdown of regiments and brigades. However I did note that the scenario did not allow for cavalry on either side, which did make an appearance on the day and the French Dragoon even defeated their English and Portuguese opponents. Our battle which pretty close to the actual battle, with the French brigades advancing onto the Allied position hoping to push them back into the sea. This of course did not happen all our French Brigades took a massive pounding from the Allied artillery and musket fire even before we came close to delivering our own volleys. Only the converged Grenadier Brigades had some luck in pushing back a heavy skirmish line out of the vineyards one the French right flank. I wonder however if the presence of the French cavalry made have made a little difference...for us at least. Though in the end it was a great afternoon of gaming and thanks again must go to John for hosting the game and suppling his beautiful collection and terrain for the game. 

Until my next post please enjoy the images.

Regards

Vinnie

































16 comments:

Jiminho said...

Beautiful!

Jeremy Ramsey said...

Great scenery and beautifully painted figures - inspiring!

Carlo said...

Are they some new figures Nathan? What a great set-up mate.

Vinnie said...

Hi Carlo,

Not sure John always has new figures added to the collection. However these lads have been there fir at least 12 months.

Regards

Nathan

Andrew Parr said...

That was great...Do it again Uncle Nate!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Awesome sight!

David said...

A superb sight!

fireymonkeyboy said...

That is a fine-looking game. May I ask how large the table was?

Vinnie said...

Thanks the table was 8 x 6

Colbourne said...

Fantastic painting on the figures. Love the new Front Rank sculpts.

(Kym) + Warburton + (Classic40K) said...

Fantastic looking game!

Moiterei_1984 said...

Looking most impressive indeed!

MiSiO said...

Amazing. Love the painting style!

Bluewillow said...

Fabulous mate!

Vinnie said...

Thanks for the great comments again everyone.

Regards

Vinnie

Chasseur said...

Looks excellent!