Thursday, 27 April 2017

Napoleonics at NATCON

Over the Easter break the group got together to put on a demo game at the New Zealand nationals.

The Russians are attempting to hold on to a bridge crossing from a force made up of French, Bavarians and Westphalians.

 Two Russian infantry brigades have set up and await the French Young Guard as they march towards them.

 The Bavarians and the Westpalians arrive behind the French.
 French heavy cavalry turn up on the Russian flank.
 Just as the Westphalians pour onto the battlefield the Russian reserve cavalry begin to arrive.
 The Westphalians head straight for the town and the bridge with only a brigade of Russian cavalry to to slow their advance.
 This quickly resulted in the Russians being thrown back.
 In the centre the French and Bavarians attempt to break up the Russian lines.
 Now the French heavy cavalry are thrown into the attack, looking for a breakthrough before too many Russian reserves arrive on the scene.
 The Westphalians meanwhile march behind the French and Bavarian guns and prepare to attack the town.

 The French attack begins to falter and the Russians are able to rearrange their defences.
In the end the French and their allies ran out of time. As the sun dropped below the horizon the Russian army still had control of the town and the bridge. The French army called off the attack and left the battlefield to the Russians.

A very enjoyable day on the battlefield. We use General de Brigade rules with all the figures coming from Chris's collection.

1 comment:

  1. Great pics Rodger! I ordered General de Armee a couple of days ago, will be interesting to give that a go :)

    Stuck the first of your tufts on my Italians too, thanks!