Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Prussia vs. France and her Bavarian Buddies

Time for another game of WRG napoleonics.

CnC: General Pierre, cautious
Two battalions of 1000 light infantry each
Two Bavarian battalions of 600 men and one of 400 men.
468 points

CnC: General Heinz, bold
3 Battalions of 800 men and one of 400 men.
Two 6 pounder cannons
414 points

I used random deployment once more. The 800 man Bavarians and a full sized battalion of Prussians ended up in reserve.


French and bavarians. The French on the right flank are skirmishing to run through the woods.

If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise...

The Prussians deployed mostly on the left flank, and wheel to face the enemy. A cannon
is exposed and alone in the distance. The foreground Prussians took a long time to get into the fight.

The French skirmish line tries to charge the lone cannon...but are flank charged by
Prussians, breaking them. They fled for several turns.

The Prussians reserves randomly arrive in the perfect spot - A French columns flank! They
wanted to charge but a french column is too intimidating, even when flanked. Instead they deploy into line.

Not to be outdone, the Bavarian reserves arrive as well...far out of the way in the left
background. After a few turns of double time they begin to fight.

The Prussian reserves trade fire with French and Bavarians.

General Pierre rallies the French battalion. Not good for the Prussians.

The Prussian semi-circle - the left, centre and rightmost units, begin to bend...

And the Bavarians charge their unsteady enemy, breaking the line and taking 600 prisoners. I called it a day.
So the French win, thanks in part to their Bavarian allies.

My longest game yet. Fun. Getting to know the rules better. It's nice when a mass-combat game lasts long enough to be satisfying, even though I only had a few units. Phil Barker recommends playing with armies two to three times bigger, but those would hours long affairs. Maybe someday, when I have more figures.

Thanks for reading!