Friday, 11 October 2013

Monday, 30 September 2013

Waterloo with 15mm

An excellent contest. D'Erlons Corps managed to inflict the crushing blow that evaded them in 1815. All figures courtesy of Phil at Heston Wargaming group in West London. All 15mm. No pictures of the hordes of Prussians sadly as they were too late to influence the outcome.

French troops begin to envelope La Haye Saint. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

French, Poles, Saxons and Bavarians vs The Prussians. 1813.

An excellent game which saw a resounding French victory, securing 2 out of the 3 objectives and still contesting the 3rd at the end.
Most of the infantry figures are Newline 20mm with a sprinkling of plastic HaT (Prussian light infantry for example though the skirmishers are Art Miniaturen)
Cavalry are all Art Miniaturen 20mm. The revised East Prussian Cuirassiers with light blue facings were an eager addition for the Prussians as they lacked any meaningful medium/heavy cavalry to face the heavies of the French.
6 brigades of infantry on each side. Approx 120 figures per brigade.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Prussian cavalry division. 1813

Figures are all 20mm from Art Miniaturen, Germany. Buildings also imported from Germany.

On parade are the East Prussian Cuirassiers, Uhlans, Brandenburg Dragoons and Hussars. Silesian Landwehr cavalry and Silesian Hussars.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

20mm Russians vs French

The two villages constituted the objectives. French efforts to cross the river and seize the farmhouse were thwarted by the Loubny Hussars and once the Russian supporting artillery arrived, the odds looked grim for the French. Even the Polish lancers and French Guard Dragoons failed to impress. The failure of the French to support the crossing with either a cavalry screen or deployed artillery on the hill made for a Russian victory on this flank.

The other flank also made for grim reading as the Russian Dragoons supported by Russian Guard Hussars and Cossacks annihilated the french cavalry and again forced French infantry into square.

In the centre French dragoons sat around being shot at and never launched an attack. One regiment of French Curassiers did however manage to rout two Russian cuirassier regiments. God knows how. The French Old Guard did finally launch a desperate frontal attack at the end but with artillery against them on both flanks the attack was put to flight once it had finally reached the Russian Guard formations. From then it would just be a matter of time before Russian troops took the village.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

15mm British, Portugese and Spanish vs French

An excellent game where the French deployed holding both villages as objectives. Their weak left flank was turned by superior Spanish forces. A draw in the end. Figures courtesy of Phil. He does have 15,000 of them!