Dismounted Noble Warriors giving it to the French

Dismounted Noble Warriors giving it to the French

Friday, 11 May 2012

Run Away!!!

Here are some pictures i just found on my phone of a game played a few weeks ago. Re-creating the Napoleons retreat from Russia. It was a very interesting game that we had never tried before, Infantry only versus Cavalry only battle using Principles of War rules.

The Scenerio we played was French Infantry columns marching down a road, trying desperately to reach a small town whilst being harrassed by Cossacks.

1: The advance Columns see the Cossack threat and send word back down the line. The French start to manouvere to protect themselves as best they can

2: The Cossack hordes and Russian Guard lancers encircle the french infantry looking for weaknesses

3: With the road ahead blocked by Russian cavalry and cavalry on all sides the French start to form squares, the advance column forming a huge brigade square

4: My friend, possibly the most reckless, relentless, attack minded player in our group shows how pleased he is with his first ever brigade square.

5: With the rear columns of French destroyed or running in all directions the Russians surround the huge square and the end looks near for Napoleons forces.

6: But unfortunately the square is a tough nut to crack and after several failed attempts to break it, the Cossacks decide they have done enough for the day and leave the field in search of Vodka.

This was an interesting game to be involved in and also one that needed several pauses so we could look up at rules. but as a Cossack for the day, i would have to say that we won, though the French commanders would possibly disagree.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

My VBCW Collection

This is my army for VBCW wargames,  Royalists fighting for King Edward VIII with some Fascists thrown in. The main bulk of the force are GPO Militia (Posties) with volunteers from America who have joined to fight for the (cough) American Queen Wallis Simpson.

1: The Post Master General and Scout/ Outrider

2: GPO Militia - "A" Company

3: GPO Militia - "B" Company

4: GPO Militia - "C" Company

5: Volunteer Company - Western Union Telegraph Service (American)

6: GPO Militia - HMG Section

7: GPO Militia - Mortar Section

8: GPO Militia - Anti-Tank Team

9: GPO Militia - Vehicles (Armor plated truck and a Flat bed truck fitted with Congreve Rockets)

10: The Corpo Truppe Voluntarie (Italian Fascists, a gift to the BUF from Mussolini)

11: And King Edward VIII and his lady Wallis Simpson

Thats my forces so far but still looking to bolster them with cavalry, possible trench catapults and maybe some regular troops, who knows.... the possibities are endless!!