Saturday, 1 March 2014

Battle report part 2

Unfortunately this week at the club I was late as my wife was unwell. This meant I missed the first couple of moves which saw both sides begin to get into position.

On the Anglo-Imperial left flank the English infantry began their assault on George's French and Swedish battalion. From the early exchanges if musketry the French gained the upper hand, destroying one of the English battalions, before Tom rallied his troops and began to force the French back through weight of numbers.

In the Franco-Saxon center, Bayley began to move the Italian and Swedish horse across to their left flank to support the Saxon Horse. Meanwhile the Saxon Horse and infantry began to advance against the Imperialist lines. A Saxon dragoon brigade repeatedly attempted to charge the Imperialist artillery but were beaten back and eventuality broken.  At this point the Saxon Guards, supported by Grenadiers crashed into the Imperialist, destroying one battalion and inflicting heavy casualties on the other battalions. John began to reinforce his lines with fresh Brigades while the Hessian and Hanoverian infantry advanced against the Piedmont infantry on the hill.

In the center the Swedish cavalry attacked the Hessian infantry who gamely hung on for a couple of rounds repulsing repeated charges (Need to check up the rules here for next week as we achieved some rather ambiguous results)

Back on the English  left flank they continued to pressure the lines, though some rather poor dice rolls from Tom negated some of his advantages against the Swedish battalions

On the Imperialist right flank they were seeing a rather large build up of enemy horse with two brigades of Saxon infantry in support. With their own infantry in support they began to dress their lines. Was John going to change his normal cautious nature and attack? we'll have to wait until next week to find out. It could be the decisive clash of the game.

There was also the timely arrival of another brigade of French infantry, though George failed a couple of command moves and so far only 2 of the battalions have reached the table edge.


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Impressive number of figures and the game looks nice!


Rodger said...

Fantastic looking game Scotty. Sounds like it is going to get interesting!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers guys, I'm already looking forward to next week

Phil said...

Great looking game, the mass effect is really good!