Saturday, 17 December 2016

The Battle of Klissow part 1.

On Tuesday I had the good fortune to pop up to Micks to re fight the battle of Klissow, fought in 1702 during the Great Northern War. It pitted the Swedes under Charles XII against Augustus Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.

It was a chance for Mick to try out the rule modifications that I had made to the basic rules. We agreed not to field the Poles as I am still working on these and they made little impact on the day. For army lists we use those as described in the Nafziger lists.

Saxon battle line
Swedish battle line
The game began with the Swedes advancing against the Saxon line. The 2 wings of Saxon cavalry responded and moved to counter the Swedish attack.

Saxon left wing cavalry 
Saxon right wing
The Saxon first line of cavalry on the left wing crossed  the stream and engaged the Swedish Horse. The extra quality of the Swedish Horse drove back the first line. A stale mate ensued with the Saxon 2nd line unwilling to cross the stream and the Swedes waiting their infantry as they had insufficient strength to engage the Saxon cavalry.

Cavalry clash
Over on the Saxon right wing, the cavalry advanced against the Swedish Horse.  The first line got very badly mauled and fled before the enemy. The second line tried to stem the tide but we're also overwhelmed.

Saxon cavalry advance
Fleeing Saxon cavalry
The second line commits itself 
Now the Swedish infantry began to arrive on the flanks of the Saxon infantry line. Taking advantage of the success of their cavalry.

Swedish infantry


Rodger said...

That is a very impressive looking game Neil!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Rodger

Phil said...

Nice beginning, no doubt!

Neil Scott said...

Thanks Phil

Francis Lee said...

Excellent stuff Neil!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Fran

David Cooke said...

Impressive amount of cavalry clashing on the wings Neil. I like your hexed terrain. It doesn't look good for the Saxons already!

Neil Scott said...

It was a hard time for the Saxons. The result was very historical