Thursday, July 23, 2020

A Minor Victory for the Rebel Dutch - 80YW

The Sunday before last, Myself, Dave Lowe,  Jeff Smith and Harrison Smith played a fantastic game using the Baroque rule set. The game was basically set sometime during the 80YW between the Dutch Republic and the Spanish. Dave and Harrison commanded the Spanish and Myself and Jeff the Dutch. 

Initial moves were quite slow as you can imagine moving either a Tercio or Pike and Shot units can be. However after a few moves we managed to get our units into combat. The Tercios however, were hard to  hold for the smaller Dutch units especially when it came to hand to hand combat.  

But the Dutch on a number of occasions where abel to unitise the terrain to minimise the effectiveness of the Tercios. Effective artillery fire and deceive use of the the Dutch cavalry also assisted the Dutch Army in slowing down the Spanish steam roller like tactics. 

After about four hours of battle we had to call it a night. Three Spanish Tercios out of six had been forced to withdraw from the battle and they had also suffered heavy cavalry loses. In the end the Dutch won a narrow victory over the Spanish and live to see another battle. 

The excellent Spanish collection belongs to Mr Joh Maguire and the Dutch are from my collection 


Tomsche69 said...

Great lloking game, the figures are awesome!

Delta Coy said...

A nice appetiser, looking forward to the main course. Cheers Greg

Phil said...

Outstanding report as usual, I do like this period, and your figures are much more beautiful than mines, superb pictures and terrain as well...Congrats!

Kevin said...

Superb! Table setting, miniatures, but especially those flags make it really pop. Great job on photos. The only thing better would be seeing it in person.


Vinnie said...

Thanks again everyone for the great comments. This is a fantastic period to game and so many different nations to chose from.....just no time to paint them all.

Kind regards


fireymonkeyboy said...

You weren't kidding - that game looks huge! Some fantastic looking units there, and I'll always have a soft spot for the underdog rebels.

Stuart S said...

Wonderful stuff, great looking mini's and table.
Looks like a cracking days gaming.
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