Friday, 22 July 2016

Dolitz : Leipzig 1813

I'm glad to say I managed to get a good sized game in at the end of June, the Falkirk lads set up for the Dolitz 1813 scenario from the Leipzig battlefield. I have put a little video together as a run through of the action and i'll pop up a few pics of the action below:


The battlefield was built up from Kalistra hex sections.

The lads getting set up for battle, 2 of the 3 Allied commanders for the day. The 3rd had to be clipped from shot because of a very dodgy T-shirt. 

A table of Napoleonic loveliness. I find it really inspiring seeing everyone's troops laid out on the table. Even without playing it would be a great display.

Helicopter view of the battlefield.

View from young David's command.

Austrians take the 1st of their objectives. We need to add a sizeable Austrian contingent to our collections as they are always 1 of the prettiest armies on the tabletop.

Prussian advance in the centre soon to be given a sharp shock.

The Allied centre starts to struggle under a flank attack from our Poles.

The Prussian centre begins to fold.

and the Poles keep pushing!

On the other end of the table from me the Russians prepare their advance.

Some of my Russians joined with RT's Russians led by Sho Boki command figures.

Again the Allies are blunted by the glorious French and our Allies!

The unused guard

The French claimed victory on the day, we had for the most part held the Allies back and in the centre we had seriously dented the Prussian advance.

As usual a very fun day and a chance to take stock of what is missing from our collections. Next I will post an update on my Saxon light infantry battalion. I wanted to put a post up earlier however I wanted to push on to the end so needed any available time for painting.

All the best and happy wargaming!!!

19 comments:

Stryker said...

Spectacular looking game Paul!

Francis Lee said...

Cracking looking game Paul!

Michael Mills said...

Smashing stuff Paul! There's nothing quite like a massed cavalry charge for eye candy.

James Fisher said...

Another great looking game Paul. Super photos of massed attacks!

Chasseur said...

Love this! Just how it should be done :)

fireymonkeyboy said...

Great looking game!

paulalba said...

It was great fun Ian, I guess I am a big kid at heart as I could happily sat and looked at everyone's toy soldiers all day.

paulalba said...

Cheers Fran, the guys put on a great show!

paulalba said...

Cheers Millsy, totally agree, need to get more cavalry of my own painted at some point.

paulalba said...

Thanks James, nothing like getting the toys out to get the painting mojo on the go!

paulalba said...

Thanks Chasseur, the Falkirk lads put on a great looking game!

paulalba said...

Thanks FMB, it was great to be a part of it. Hopefully another at the end of this month.

CAP said...

Beautiful figures, magnificent table and a very well presented report. Thank you very much for sharing and greetings from the distant Argentine Republic.

paulalba said...

Thank you CAP, glad you enjoyed the battle. Thanks for stopping by!

desvauxdesaintmaurice said...

Inspiring stuff, never get tired of seeing your posts.

paulalba said...

Thank you very much that's very kind of you!!!

warpaintjj said...

Very good, maybe the Marauders need to do something like this.
Still can't imagine where the sound track came from though, simply dreadful!
JJ

Anonymous said...

Great looking game Paul. Those new Guard lancers at the end are very very well done.
Cheers
John B

paulalba said...

Thanks John, the lads put on a great game, yes I thought so to, I think they are from Gary's collection painted by Bredan. Paints a beautiful figure.