Sunday, 16 October 2011

C.W.C 10.9.11 part2

Totally forgot about the 2nd part of our club battle back in September. Just to fill you in JP, Jon B and Des have been embracing the GdB deluxe addition while I've been absent and have been bumping and bashing their way through the changes. To be honest looking back we were all over the place with a lot of our thinking but it didn't matter. Our wee men were out and moving around the table and that's the main thing!
Anyway when we last seen them David's French columns were running head long into a six gun Russian foot battery!!!
Enough to make any grown man fill their boots. Still they held their nerve and managed to charge home.
Meanwhile along to our right the rest of the Prussians and Bavarians were holding their own.
I was able to bottle up the French cavalry reserves and I had my fingers crossed that time would run down before they could break through.
This 1 is for my brother David!!! His newly finished French battalions captured the guns, massacred the gunners and were well on the way to capturing the main hill.
Then things started to look decidedly dodgy at my end of the table when the French guard began to appear on my left!! (who thought up this daft scenario anyway JP???)
As the day went on more and more French poured onto the hill and with only Prussian reserves in (well reserve) things looked bleak to say the least.
Darkness was beginning to fall and we could hear a rather large lady in the room next door practicing her vocal exercises so we decided to call it a day. The French had taken 1 of the main hills (no wonder with the amount of troops they had). The Guard had begun to turn my flank and our centre was no more.

 Loads of mistakes made but we had fun.


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Sure looks great and that's for sure!


Gonsalvo said...

Good looking Battle; are those Fanions that some of David's French are carrying (the large red and blue striped flags)?

Rosbif said...

I love a good infantry charge against artillery; It always makes everyone hold their breath until the dice stop rolling!

Lovely figures as always.

Ray Rousell said...

Great finish to the game, the figures look fantastic!

Rodger said...

Great looking game. As Ray said, lovely figures.

paulalba said...

Thanks guys much appreciated, glad you like them.

Peter yeah I picked up some really nice fanions from "flags for the Lads" out of their 1812 French range. They have the same flags for 25/28mm (David has these also).

Me too Rosbif, I usually take it for granted that any head long charge against artillery is doomed sometimes we get the odd surprise.

Next up my poor Bavarian light infantry who have been waiting to be finished for a very long time.

The Angry Lurker said...

As long as there was fun that's the main thing.

Ken said...

Always great to see a good game setup and in progress.

I got some legere fannions from Fighting15s which I'm going use shortly.



Gregory said...

Lovely looking game.

paulalba said...

Thanks for the comments guys, We had a fun game although it will be better when more of us know the rules and can help out.

Look forward to seeing your new fanions Ken.

MiniMike said...

Lovely looking game Paul! Always enjoy the reports a lot