Saturday, 21 July 2012

Pike and Shotte Part 2

On Friday I went back to Neal's to complete our TYW game, unfortunately Dave couldn't make it so I took sole charge of the Swedes. The Swede continued to apply pressure across the front of the Imperialist position before eventually breaking through on the hill, only to be quickly slammed back as the Imperialist reserve brigade stepped into the breach.

On the Swedish left the Horse managed to see off the Imperialist Horse and turned their attention to the Imperialist foot, attempting to get in behind them. On the Swedish right things started well with a unit of Reiters breaking some imperialist Cuirassiers before hitting some commanded shotte in the flank, but from there it went downhill. A second unit of Reiters were repulsed and the Pike from the Yellow brigade failed to dislodge some Imperialist foot from an enclosure before promptly failing a break test and disintegrating.

Eventually though the pressure began to tell with both flanks of the Imperialists under pressure though still holding its own in the centre, though both centres had become badly beaten up. Overall a very enjoyable game and a set of rules I will play again. In fact on Thursday when I'll be using it for an ECW game.

Fresh Swedish Infantry advance under fire
Swedish left commence their assault
The Yellow Brigade Pike break
Imperialist centre under intense pressure
Imperialist right flank is turned


The Angry Lurker said...

Nice one Scotty.....

Rodger said...

Great looking game there Scotty. Nice photos too.