Sunday, 25 April 2010

Naps 17th April 2010

Well we had a wee Naps game 2 weeks ago at the club. Poor John M and Des had been thinking they were going to be playing ACW!

JP supplied the Frenchies and they were up against my Prussian and Russians. I was playing the French for a change.

It was going to be JP and myself fighting Des and John M until JP headed to work then I would take over all the French. However Stuart was left without a game so we press ganged him into the French army for the day (we were playing 1813 after all and the French needed every able bodied man who could carry a musket, in Stuarts case boil a kettle)

It turned out a pretty 1 sided affair with Des charging head long into Stuarts stuttering French assault with a pretty small Prussian force.

JP for some reason attacked the big Russian guns (and survived!)

John M was a good sport as he doesn't actually care for Naps and wasn't sure how to handle them but battled on nonetheless.

Some of my Prussians in Des's army taking flight.

Des sent over the rest of his brigade to try and stem the French tide.
The back of the Russian flank slow to make an impact in the game.

For some reason the lads had split up their cavalry and were late in realising the problem sending out the Prussians dragoons to combat the French cavalry on the Russian flank.

JP managed to clear the Prussian hussars from the table.

The French hussars eyeing up the flank of a Russian battalion unformed from a recent melee.

In the end my French lancers managed to go right through the guns and into the flank of the Prussian guard. The Prussians disintegrated and the Russians were in big trouble.
A pretty unfair game to be honest. Des and John M are very good wargamers but just didn't know the rules so much (Only John M's second game). It would have been wiser to split up JP and myself (and Stuart was a Jammie git as usual!)

French : JP
Russians : Paul P
Prussians : Paul P


Ken said...

Hi Paul,

It's always nice to see a game laid out in all its glory. How long do your games typically take?



paulalba said...

Hi Ken,
A game this size we get through in an afternoon. 12pm-5pm that's with a lot of chat, snacks and clearing up.

It was a fun little game but we didn't organise it well enough.
Thanks for your comment Ken.