Monday, 14 August 2017

The Action At Neuchatel.


The first battle of the campaign is situated in the North of the map , the French Cavalry Brigade has taken the town of Neuchatel and have been reinforced by the towns people who have risen in support . Here we seen the positions of the forces at dawn on Day 3 of the campaign , the Prussians are to the right of the photo .


The French cavalry follow their orders from their C in C to only skirmish with the enemy before falling back . It is very interesting how the mentalities of my two generals have been altered by the campaign , troops that would have been thrown away in a one off game must be carefully nurtured


The Prussian artillery opens up on the French Lancers


The French Chasseures D Africa charge the Prussian Hussars causing casualties but then retire as the Prussian Infantry move up .


The Prussian C in C oversees the artillery fire . (the coins are to track the ammunition expenditure)


The French cavalry withdraw still under effective artillery fire .


The Prussian infantry move up to attack the village .


They come under fire from the towns people as the artillery starts shelling the village .


The Franc-Tireurs and the civilians man the barricades having been left in the lurch by the French cavalry .


The Prussians attack the village .


The defenders put up a stubborn resistance but are no match for the Prussians .


The Prussian flanking attack breaks into the village .


The French are forced back as the Prussians pour into the village over the barricades .


The survivors flee the village .


The Prussians set fire to the village and massacre any wounded enemy casualties .


The first battle of the campaign is a Prussian victory , so we must find out what happens in the next action in the South . Too be continued .........


















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26 comments:

  1. A most enjoyable battle report.
    Alan

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  2. Quelle horreur!

    Revanche! Revanche!

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    1. Don't know what the press will make of it !

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  3. People might get the impression that the Prussians are beastly, Tony!

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  4. Great stuff - love the buildings where did you get those from?

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    1. Plastic railway buildings from off EBay , continental types

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  5. A lovely game and set-up! Are the figures from the Spencer Smith 'Old School' range?

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Yes they are from their Franco-Prussian range , French townsfolk are Foundry FPW

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  6. Great start to the campaign (for viewers at least, and the Prussians )

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    1. Odd little battle without the context of a campaign would have played differently

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  7. Great report and lovely figures!
    The explosion and fire effectcs really impressed me.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Best Regards.

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  8. Top notch report...and the special effects are stunning!

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  9. Lovely stuff....
    Now I want to get my Spencer Smiths out to play..:-)
    All the best. Aly

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    1. Think they are some of my favourite figures

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