Sunday, 31 July 2016

Saturday Night Game At 'A's.


I went across to 'A's house on Saturday for tea - man food ! (pizzas and brightly coloured salty snacks) and a  SYWish  game of 'Black Powder' using 'A's newly painted 'Old School' figures . Here we see 'A' in jaunty mood preparing for battle .


We each had an advance Brigade on the table to start off with - here's mine . I took control of the Palatinate force whilst he had the Franconian army.


My Grenz move swiftly forward through the wood and engage his light troops .


My cavalry routed his cavalry and for some reason I forgot to take a photo of this achievement , so here's a picture of 'Fergus' the family hound instead ! .


My Frei Korp moved forward and took control of the objective of the game ( a abandoned redoubt) and came under fire from his Garde unit .


However I manage to get my Horse Artillery onto his flank and shot them away - here we see a rather sadder 'A' removing the casualties . His brigade had to take a test for the loss of the cavalry and the Gardes and started to fall back .



Luckily for him his reinforcements came thundering down the road to threaten my left flank , but unfortunately for him my reinforcements also came on - an elite Cuirassier Regiment and smashed into his leading regiment and routed them ! .


Here we see the victories Cuirassier chasing the Franconian infantry , the box is ready to put them in as they leave the table .


I was fortunate enough to get my next Brigade on very promptly - but they rolled a double 6 - and 'Blundered' ! - however my luck held and they promptly charged forward onto his right flank (obviously inspired by the martial display from the rest of my army !).


At this point 'A' decided that he would concede the game giving me the victory ! 'Huzza !' . Note the rather sadder demeanour of my opponent now he has been crushed under my martial jackboot !. A great game ! and the rules as always worked well .


We even had time for a couple of games of 'Lost Patrol' the quick and fun boxed Sci Fi game from Games Workshop ! .


A very successful evenings gaming and it was nice to see 'A's new collection on the table , it has inspired me to give my 'Old School' 30mm collection another look and wonder about rebasing them . !!!!!????















9 comments:

  1. Well taken victory for yourself! Often the path to victory lies in breaking your opponent's morale and not his troops.

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    1. I refrained in doing a little victory jig ! , Tony

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  2. Congrats on the thorough Win! Very nice to see the Old School 30mm - it IS certainly a splendid Collection- better luck to your opponent in the next Battle. KEV.

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    1. Yes he has put a lot of work into the figures , I did have a bit of good luck as well ! , Tony

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  3. There is nothing like expert generalship that wood and wins the favours of the frivolous Lady Luck.

    Those armies would out thoughts in a man's head. Reads like a great outing.

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    1. Hmm that was 'woos and wins' before auto correct got to it.

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    2. Good game, especially since I won :-), Tony

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  4. Congratulations on a great victory squire!

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    1. Thank you, 'A' is thirsting for revenge! , Tony

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