Friday, May 26, 2017

Huzzah 2017 Saturday

I ran an encounter game between 1809 Bavarians (with a brigade of French) and the Austrians of FML Bellegarde, called Bavarian two-step.  This game also used Carnage and Glory II computer aided rules.  It was a straight out slug fest and ended with a pyrrhic victory for the Franco-Bavarian players.  I was too focused on running the game to thoroughly photo-document it.  So you will have to make do with the few photos I took.
French on the right, Bavarians in the center and left on a ridge overlooking the Austrian approach.
The French have won the race to the stone wall.
Austrian center is met by the Bavarians. In the Center left the Bavarians charge the guns.
Cavalry action in the center
The action in the center of the field. 

Later that afternoon I played in a Napoleon's Battle game of Valmy.  Thanks for running this one Tom.  I had forgotten how much fun Napoleon's Battles can be.  A good time.

Huzzah 2017 Friday evening

View from the Austrian Cente
I had the good fortune to play in Rich Wallace's Seven Year's War game Friday night May 19 at Huzzah in Portland, Maine.  Rich also uses Carnage and Glory II rules and he ran a spectacular award winning game, as you will see from the photos below.  I commanded the Prussian Infantry guarding the town and the Prussian artillery.  I played a waiting game while Fredrick advanced the reserves to smash the Austrian center.  As is usual  in the Seven Years War, cavalry formed both flanks.  In our game the cavalry on the Prussian right smashed their opponents and a similar result occurred on the left flank, but it took a while longer to achieve on this flank. 
Fredrick's reserves arriving with the Prussian right flank on the far side of the swamp


View from the Prussian Left Flank

View from behind the Prussian Center
View from behind the Austrian left flank
Charge and counter charge on the Prussian left
Prussian cavalry seeking an advantage on their right flank
Prussian Cav advance on the center right
Back and forth cavalry action on the Prussian left flank

Back and forth action on the right flank

Austrians advance while Fredrick's reserves come on line to the right of the battery.

Prussian's secure advantage on their right flank as both sides cavalry tire.

Rich secures the award for best game of the evening. Well done Rich!


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Action Along the Danube 1809

I attended the Alder Hobby game day in Manchester, New Hampshire  last Saturday and used my buddy Rich's incredible terrain from his Green Springs AWI game for a version of my Waltzing on the Danube Game using Carnage and Glory II rules for Napoleonics.  A brigade plus of Bavarians (5 infantry battalions supported by two batteries and two units of Berg Lancers) reinforced by a brigade of French infantry (5 battalions plus a battery) try to stem the Austrian tide. 

Graf Bellegarde's 1st Corps with the Divisions of General Kleanu (Advanced Guard), Dedovich, and a brigade under General Nordmann slowly pushed back the outnumbered Franco-Bavarian forces. It was a fun afternoon and resulted in a minor Austrian victory.  We were surprised that the incredibly efficient 1st Jager Battalion did not receive honors for battle, instead that honor fell to the Uhlans.  A Bavarian infantry battalion took honors for the Franco-Bavarians for the hurt they laid on the Austrians.