Tuesday, 22 December 2020

A Pre-Christmas Napoleonic Stoush

Just before things started to turn pear-shaped in Sydney with increasing COVID-19 cases this week, myself and three other lads from our group managed to get in an all-day 15mm Napoleonic battle. We've all been big fans of the period since we started gaming so these are always welcome games.
We also love Shako II and having lots of toys on the table. What's not to like?

This time we played a three-way battle with the French and their Saxon allies forcing their way between the Russians and Prussians with the intent of defeating one of the two forces and then turning on the remainder.

Ultimately the French were successful, thanks largely to a well timed flank charge by the French heavies into the onrushing Russian heavies, who were themselves attempting to force the issue.
Flank charges are never a good thing to be on the receiving end of and this proved to be true once again, the Russians losing all their heavies to the French brigade without loss. The coup-de-grace
was one retreating Russian regiment lost it's final hit to a rather lucky long range artillery shot.

The miniatures are mostly AB, with a healthy dose of Eureka (Saxons) and Old Glory (Prussians).

Here's some photos for your edification (click for larger versions).











Cheers,
Millsy

8 comments :

  1. Great looking game with beautiful armies...and glad to see a French victory!😊

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  2. I echo Phil: Super looking game!

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  3. Impressive and inspiring gaming, Millsy!

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  4. Ah yes Millsy that is a beautiful sight for sure. I am currently painting, after a big gap this year, some 1815 AB British life Guards so this hits the eye candy spot. Reminds me of the good old Elan days when us blokes used to play at cancon (but the year we were at the business park was nicer, with Air con). Shako 2 and Black Powder seem to be the more resilient Nap's rules around here these days (in Canberry). Love to see more Prussian Landwehr too as an ex-Prussian player myself. Take care, stay safe, merry Xmas and thanks for the reports and photo's. cheers G.

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  5. Thanks for all the comments guys!

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