Sunday, 14 February 2016

Franco-Prussian O.S. Game - Capture The Railway Crossing (Part 2).


This is the second half of my O.S. FPW  game , the French Zouaves being Veterans past their morale test with ease even though they started taking heavy casualties from the Prussian Jaegers who being in skirmish order received very few in return.


With the wargaming 'day' of 8 moves going on and evening coming the French Chasseurs De Pied had a choice to make - either retire (because of the Prussian Hussars to their flank) or advance and smash the advancing Bavarians before they came into action ? . I diced for it and they advanced quickly !.


The Zouaves were shot to ribbons by the Jaegers but held on rallied  by their Vivandiere Marie Ann ! 


The Bavarians being 'Green' caused only a few casualties as the Chasseurs a Pied charged in , but managed to draw the melee .


The French reserves finally appeared - but to late ! as the Zouaves broke at last and the Prussian Hussars moved menacingly to the rear of the now cut off Chasseurs a Pied !.


The Hussars charge in to the rear of the Chasseurs a Pied who rolled a '1' and were cut down without a chance to surrender - an infamous act by the Prussians ! (boo hiss !).


As night fell the Prussians were in possession of the railway and the French Mitrailleuse was knocked out by the last shot of the Prussian gun .The French advance Brigade was more or less wiped out so a victory to the Prussians . I was so pleased with this game I've decided to continue playing with  a game which will start the next day when both sides will get reinforcements . 











10 comments:

  1. Excellent work cutting off the French by your superbly outfitted Red Hussars!

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    1. I must admit the 'Red' Hussars are one of my favourite units , Tony

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    1. Thank you , great fun to play as well ! ,Tony

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  3. Wonderful! That's a very fetching shade of green on your tabletop, too, by the way. Do you know what the shade is called?

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    1. The colour is called 'Grasshopper' from the B&Q 'Funky Colour' range , Tony

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  4. Great looking game and much fun had by the look of it too.

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    1. The older I get the more I like O.S. ! , Tony

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  5. Ya boo! Revanche my brave Frenchers!

    Lovely looking game Tony. I am all envy. Simple figures and gloss varnish have a joy all of their own.

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    1. The Spencer Smith FPW figures are very nice ! , Tony

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