Saturday, 17 December 2016

The Battle of Klissow part 2.

With the Swedish infantry advancing on both flanks,  the Saxon Artillery began to find its mark, especially against the Swedish left.

Swedish Guard infantry lead the attack
Eventually the Swedish guards crossed the stream and hit the Saxon line, sending one of the guard battalions back in disorder. There then ensued a protracted fight between the Swedish and Saxon infantry. The Swedes had the better of the early exchanges but the Saxons led by their guards managed to steady the line.

Infantry melee
With the Saxon right wing also under severe pressure and their cavalry scattered saw the Saxon left wing detach 6 squadrons to try and support it.

Saxon cavalry move off to support the right wing
Overview of the battlefield
At this point the Saxons had managed to shore up both of their threatened wings. THe Swedish infantry were also looking very worn due to their exertions. At this point we called it a day. Neither side was in any position to force a result without a risk to losing their army.

I was happy with how the rules held up for their first major engagement. Mick in particular found they had reflected the fighting style of the Swedes. I need to make some minor adjustments to cavalry against pike armed infantry as this was one area which just didn't feel quite right.

13 comments:

Rodger said...

Great report and photos Neil! Looks awesome seeing all the troops out doing their thing.

Neil Scott said...

It was great fun

Phil said...

Nice, impressive and beautiful lines of battle!

Michał Kucharski said...

Fantastic report!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Phil

Neil Scott said...

Thanks Michal

Francis Lee said...

Cracking finish to proceedings!

Neil Scott said...

Just a shame I lost

David Cooke said...

Entertaining battle report Neil! It says something for the rules that the Saxons were able to come back a scrap a draw from a bad start. Are you using house rules?

Neil Scott said...

They are house rules devised to fight on hexes

David Cooke said...

Hexs or squares I think that's the way forward for horse and musket. People creeping their foot 5mm forward to protect their guns spoil it a bit for me.

Dave Huntley (sheepman) said...

Great report Scotty, a good time had by all.
Dave.

Neil Scott said...

It was a fun battle Dave. Pleased I finally got to fight Klissow