Friday, 21 February 2014

A new game

When I arrived at the club on Thursday to discover yet another change in personnel for the WSS game, we got to discuss the merits of starting again. After much discussion it was agreed that the Imperialist had already suffered a bloody nose, there left flank and center were shattered. Also this time we would adjust the firing ranges, we had left it for 28mm figures but this had proved to deadly when trying to assault the redoubts.

So to a new game. This would also allow me to get the rest of the troops on the table. A few dice rolls were made to determine sides. A Franco- Saxon alliance would take on the Anglo-Imperialists. A rough make up of the forces as follows

Bayley - Commander of the Saxons and C-in-C
23 Battalions of Infantry
36 Squadrons of Horse
4 Artillery batteries

George - French Commander
11 Battalions of French Infantry
12 battalions of Piedmont Infantry
5 Battalions of Swedish Infantry
12 Squadrons of Piedmont Horse
12 Squadrons of Swedish Horse
4 Artillery batteries

Total strength - 51 Battalions, 60 Squadrons and 8 batteries

Tom - Commander of the English and C-in-C
18 Battalions of Infantry
12 Squadrons of horse
2 Artillery batteries

John - Imperialist Commander
30 Battalions of  Infantry
33 Squadrons of Horse
5 Artillery batteries

Chris - Hessian Commander
4 Battalions of Hessian Infantry
1 battalion of English Marines
5 Battalion of Hanoverian Infantry
9 Squadrons of Hessian Horse
6 Squadrons of Hanoverian Horse
1 Artillery battery

Total strength - 58 Battalions, 60 Squadrons and 8 batteries.

Both sides have the same objective, to control the 2 road junctions in the middle of the battlefield. This was to be an encounter battle and the first couple of turns were just about both armies manoeuvring into position. Next week we will get down to the main action.

Only took the single picture. The Franco-Saxons are on the left with the Anglo-Imperialists approaching from the right. You can make out the two objectives in the middle of the picture

6 comments:

Andrew Saunders said...

I shall be watching this with interest, nice table set up

Francis Lee said...

Looking good, nothing like a big battle!

Rodger said...

Great looking table Scotty!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers guys, just need to remember to take notes and photos next week

Ray Rousell said...

Looks excellent. i do like having to jocky for position before the battle actually starts...great fun!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

It looks to be a very nice game Scotty.

Christopher