Played two games of Impetus yesterday using Joe's beautiful Macedonian Successor figures. He put together two lists - Eumenes and Antigonus Monophthalmus. As the two lists were pretty similar, both games were hard-fought slogging matches. In both games cavalry fought each other for flank control while pike blocks stabbed, pushed, and were pushed back repeatedly. Both games were a lot of fun and really played out like a lot of the ancient battles one reads about in the classics.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Today, three of the local crew here got together for our first Napoleonic "Show and Tell". This idea was conceived about 5 years ago by a few guys. Since then, some have come, some have gone. I, personally, have been involved for 3 years. The idea is to have a 'big' game every 3 months - each quarter - and everyone add something in between games. This is the first time we've had it on the table as we were all starting from scratch. We wound up throwing some dice as it was just too hard to resist gaming with that much lead on the table. We didn't spend any time figuring points or with deployment, we just started from where we had set stuff out. I took a few pics.
It was a fun first outing. We were on a 4 x 8 table. While it was large enough, it was only just. The Russian/Austrian side would've been hard pressed to add any more units. It was big, beautiful, and dramatic. I look forward to doing it again.
These first pics are looking down the French/Polish line. 9 battalions of foot, 4 guns and a lancer regiment.
The Russian/Austrian line. I believe there were 11 battalions of foot, 4 guns, and light cavalry.
|Russians step off first|
|Russians charge, bringing support.|
|And are disordered by Russian fire|
|French move in to attack the flank of the Russian advance|
|Fighting breaks out on the far right with the Austrians|
|Russian view of the action|
|Poles charge an exposed Russian battalion|
|Bloody fight in the center|
|Poles sweep aside the Russians, form line, and continue to advance|
|Polish troops turn the Russian right flank|
|21st Uhlans charge in for the Coup de Grace|
|Polish line enfilades Russians|
|Center is bloody for both sides, but Russians withdraw|
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
As a follow-up to my last post, below is a link to one of my friend's blogs, Tom, where he has some good pics and description of a four-player FoW WWI game we played yesterday. Again, I didn't have any forces to contribute, but was kindly invited. I did decide, though, that I will get some stuff for this as soon as my current project backlog gets a little caught up.