The other evening 'A' called round to play a game using his newly painted 1897 figures . I took the Germans and he the British , the scenario was to capture the crossroads - simple - but we wished to try out the 'stats' he has worked out for 'Black Powder' rules. Here we see the German Naval troops advancing quickly towards the crossroads and the Uhlans reach the objective . Sadly the Naval Brigade did very little else in the game to help and the Uhlans got shelled by the R.H.A. and although seeing off the British Cavalry failed a morale test and fled .
The Jeagers march down a country lane , their mounted Commander went into action with an unfinished base and no coat of varnish .
The R.H.A. deployed early in the game and did severe damage to the German cavalry and the Naval Brigade .
The Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry were driven back by the Uhlans but rallied to late to influence the battle .
The main British force move up rather slowly due to poor generalmanship by the High Command .
The Jeager's advance is halted by the British Rifles and the Volunteers move very slowly into position to flank them . The Germans at this point started to loose the battle by failing several important Command rolls and were unable to capitalise on their early successes .
The Jeagers are caught in a deadly cross-fire and fail their morale - at this point I decided to concede the game , a victory for the British ! . A good game and 'A' has taken copious notes to refine a play sheet for this period.