18th Century combat

18th Century combat

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October 16th Game Day pics

I went off and totally forgot my camera so we have Dave Cooper to thank for these photos.  I'll try and narrate what you are looking at.  This is a continuation from our game two months ago.

This is on the French right where the two brigades were able to push off the Imperial and Dutch contingent.  One of the brigades had 2 battalions of the Picardie regiment which helped when the Dutch side had 2 battalions of their Guard.  So this side for the French did great. 

Here on the French left we have a totally different story.  One brigade of French and 1 brigade of Bavarians could not stop 1 brigade of Imperials and 1 brigade of Brits.  The French brigade (yours truly in command) pretty much vaporized in front of the Imperials while the Bavarians, although giving a good account of themselves to the Brits, felt that discretion was the better part of valor and eventually retreated back in somewhat good order.

Now on the cavalry action.  This will be a bit hard to describe so I'll put the pics out with just a few comments.

The Good Guys!

The Good Guys taking it too the Bad Guys (at least for a short time anyway)

A different angle of the same combat.

The Evil Bad Guys moving up more units

One of the Good Guys getting a send off celebration from a Bad Guy unit (at least it wasn't from the backside)

The Evil Bad Guy commander of their cavalry!  Actually he's very nice young man and a great gamer.

That's all for now.  I'm sure some of you will ask about what rule set we're using.  This is a home grown set loosely based on Fire and Fury but it has a very nice period feel to it.

We're having a 15mm WWII 1939 game in November and this time I'll try to remember to bring the camera!

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. It looks like you had a lot of fun.

    -- Jeff

  2. We did but I got my butt totally kicked! We do a roster system and most of my units had but a couple of boxes left except for one which was only at 50% losses. It was a sad day for my French brigade. But I still had fun.