Saturday, 27 May 2017

O.S. Battle For The Crossroads.(Parte the Seconde).



The French Regt. Orleans deploy into line .


The cavalry clash in the centre of the table .


The Prussian Hussars loose the melee and are dispersed by the Saxon Fri-Korp Hussars .


Allied reinforcements , the Brunswick  Regiment Von Zastrow .


Voltaire gets a good view of the Allied artillery deploying ( apologies for the quality of some of these photos - the sun is shinning brilliantly outside !).


The French artillery deploy and fail to do much damage all the game ! .


The lines close and open fire on each other .


The Saxons suffer heavily from the combined fire of artillery , the Royal Irish and the lead company of the Regt. Von Zastrow , they fail their morale test and retire . Sadly at this point my camera batteries packed in and I could not record the last couple of moves . On move eight the Allies held the crossroads and so won the scenario I had set, although the French Regt. Orleans had not opened fire yet . Battles of the Ancient Regimes has two ground/game scales - I used the shorter one , perhaps if I had used the larger the units would have got into combat sooner and in eight moves the battle would have been more conclusive . I like the card activation for solo play and the rules are not complicated which helps keep the game flowing .








14 comments:

  1. Very old school, indeed. I love the look of your figures and table/terrain. Some tantalizing glimpses of your gaming space, too. Might you at some point post a tour of your gaming room?

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  2. Loved this battle report. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Pity I couldn't record the last couple of moves , Tony

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  3. Old School look, no doubt! 40mm battle must be an enjoyable sight to see first hand.

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    1. My ageing eyes find 40mm easier to paint , Tony

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    1. Thank you , I do like my 40mm collection , Tony

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  5. Tony,
    Terrific photos of your 40mm Old School solo game- well done! Cheers. KEV.

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  6. Super game, nice to see the 40mm boys in action

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    1. Yes I must make an effort to use them more , Tony

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  7. Ignoring sunshine to play with little soldiers inside? Well done sir!

    Nice little game, it would be interesting to replay the game with Charge! sometime as a rules comparison.

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    1. Yes I was thinking of a comparison with 'Charge' , with maybe the card activation for solo play , Tony

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