Sunday, 2 February 2014

WSS update

At the club on Thursday night I put on a large game using my WSS collections. We are using the Black Powder rules and saw my Imperialists face off against the Saxons. The Saxons are defending some redoubts covering 2 passes that the Imperialists are making for. The Saxons has at there disposal 27 battalions of infantry, 39 Squadrons of horse and 4 artillery batteries. The Imperialists had 36 battalions, 57 squadrons of horse and 6 artillery batteries. However the Hessian and Hanovarian detachments were delayed. It is still early days in the fight and so far both armies are just manoeuvring into position. Two brigades of Imperialist infantry have already begun to assault the redoubt on the Saxon right. though the defence is stout as the position is defended by the Saxon Guards and Combined Grenadier companies. There are a few photos below to wet your appetite. It will be 2 weeks before we meet up again to finish the game.

Imperialist columns advance
The Cuirassiers in the rear of the photo failed to move after the first turn and have been stationary ever since, much to Tom's annoyance.

Imperialist infantry
Central Saxon redoubt
Saxon Horse advance
Saxon right flank redoubt
Saxon Guards move up in support
With this game being played it whetted my appetite to get some more figures painted. First up are 2 more battalions for the Friedlingen project. These are the Baden-Baden and Furstenberg-Stuhlingen battalions. This finished the Imperialist infantry required for the game. The figures are all from Dixon's apart from some of the command from Essex.

Swabia Baden-Baden
Swabia Baden-Baden
Swabia Furstenberg-Stuhlingen
Swabia Furstenberg-Stuhlingen
Lastly I painted up a English Marine unit from some left over figures I had from my Ramillies project. These are the 4th or Seymour's marines. Up until1705 they wore a Grenadier style cap. I have kept the officers in tricorns simply to help differentiate from normal Grenadier units. The figures are Dixon's with command from Warrior miniatures. The flag is purely conjectural and taken from the Warflag site.

Seymours' Marines
Seymour's Marines
I've now got the French regiment La Marche awaiting basing and then I will start on some Garde Grenadiers from the Palatinat.


Phil said...

Nice looking game! Love this so impressive redoubt, and your beautiful troops...

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Phil, the redoubts are just from matchsticks and modelling clay

Dave Huntley (sheepman) said...

Looking good Scotty excellent write up.

Ray Rousell said...

Great looking game and excellent looking troops!

Rodger said...

The troops and the game look awesome Scotty! Very nice work!