Wednesday, 21 September 2016

O.S FPW Battle - The Conclusion.


The Jaegers keep pushing the French Chasseurs De Pied back causing them to take morale tests - which they kept failing (the French rolled very badly all game) and the Prussian Dragoons move up in support.


The French reinforcements deploy on the other flank and engage the enemy.


Skirting the fallen cavalry the Prussians move up , overseen by their CinC .


Another attempt at an atmospheric photo of the French Infantry.



An overview of the battlefield . I hadn't a plan when I started this battle , I just thought I'd see what happened - the one thing I did do was roll for the number of turns , which was to be eight . I think it's very important when using Featherstone type rules to set a time limit on the battle as you can end up with three men on one side fighting the surviving two figures on the other.


The French High Command are distracted from the matter in hand !.


With the light falling the two reinforcement forces settle for a long range fire fight .


The battle drew to a close , casualties were about the same - 14 infantry and 7 cavalry for the French and 15 infantry and 5 cavalry for the Prussians. But the French Advance Brigade retired from the battlefield so I think it was a marginal Prussian victory . I enjoyed the game and it had everything an O.S. game should have I think - Single figures painted and high glossed in a 'Toy Soldier' style , simple terrain and a set of rules I can remember in my head .








14 comments:

  1. Hi Tony,
    The whole setup is just beautiful, and exemplifies the OS look. You mentioned Featherstone rules, is that what you used?
    Regards,
    John

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    1. Yes I wrote a playsheet for them here on my blog
      http://tonystoysoldiers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/publish-and-be-damned.html ,Tony

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  2. Agreed! Would love to see more of these armies and terrain.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Yes I think I should play with them more often . The best thing about them is I set a target for the forces and once reached and all painted I haven't done anymore so I can say the project is finished , so many of my armies never get completed , Tony

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  3. OS perfection, Tony. Expertly conceived and beautifully executed. Many many thanks for posting.

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    1. My pleasure - one of my favorite periods ! , Tony

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  4. Certainly single figure bases - plainly painted- eminates Old School - well done Tony. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Yes the figures have to say 'old school' to me, Tony

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  5. Very nice! Beautiful minis and pictures, love the second one with the French reinforcements, "Plus vite les gars, plus vite!"...

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    1. Pity the French reinforcements didn't arrive earlier, Tony

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  6. Excellent stuff Tony.

    Reminds me I should do more with Spencer Smith plastic ACW figures.

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    1. Yes I have a box full of them to finish as well, Tony

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