Saturday, 10 August 2013

Ventosa Part 2

Well this week we got to fight our game to its rather quick conclusion. The French flank drove in hard against my left flank. Despite holding the initial charge, one of my regiments eventually broke under severe pressure from 2 French columns. As confusion began to spread through the British ranks I realised one of my brigades was broken. This was not good.

French columns drive home their advantage

Eventually I was able to bring over the available regiments from my right flank to try and shore up the position. Furious firefights erupted across both fronts and some well aimed British musketry managed to hold off the French columns when at the end of turn 12 Neal called time. A quick count up of victory points saw the game end in a very hard fought draw. It does make you wonder how the French on the actual day performed so poorly as even with some well drilled and veteran troops I was hard pressed to hold the ridge, especially when the flank attack appeared.

British line tries ot reorganise
British form line to give fire
End position
All in all a very enjoyable game. Rules used were Black Powder and Albion Triumphant. Since I've been quite enthused I am looking to put together a small Napoleonic force, discovered that Dave has a large collection of Austrians so don't want to duplicate that. Now I am looking at Westphalians and Brunswickers for the 1809 campaign

7 comments:

Ian said...

Good AAR, funny how a game of Naps tends to get you buying more

Ian

Neal Croudace said...

DON'T DO IT. DON'T DO IT. DON'T DO IT. TRY CRACK, WEED, HORSE, ANYTHING BUT NAPOLEONICS. LOOK WHAT NAPOLEONIC WARGAMING HAS DONE TO ME. I USED TO BE 6 FOOT 6 AND A MAJOR PLAYER IN A LARGE MULTI-NATIONAL. NOW ALL I CAN THINK ABOUT IS WHERE THE NEXT BATTALION IS COMING FROM. HELL I CANT EVEN FIND THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON ON THE KEYBOARD.

scotty said...

Too late, just ordered some

Neal Croudace said...

You're doomed then!

scotty said...

Looks like it. Went for 2 small battalions of Brunswickers.

Rodger said...

Westphalians and Brunswickers would be awesome! Fantastic choice.

Dave Huntley (sheepman) said...

Good game mate, Neal's right about buying the Naps, your screwed man!
Dave