I thought the first game of the year would be SYW-ish using my home cast 40mm figures and Batailles of the Ancient Regime (BAR) rules . Here we see the Prussian force coming onto the table , the mission for both armies is to capture the village and the game will last eight moves.
Prussian Cuirassier emerge from the woods.
The enemy - a Saxon force .
The Saxon force deploys , Hussars to the right , the new troop of Cuirassier form up outside the village whilst the elite Liebe Garde move down the road.
A similar force of Prussians , Hussars move around the right flank as one troop of Cuirassier deploys the other charges down the road into the village .
My new Regiment of Fusiliers which count as raw this game .
The Cuirassiers clash in the village street , as the other troop of Prussians rout the Saxon Hussars .
A prolonged melee ends in a draw and both forces retire to rally.
The Prussian Hussars charge the Saxon Guards and suffering heavy casualties - rout , not a good day for Hussars ! .
With time running out and both cavalry forces spent the Saxon Foot charge the Fusiliers .
The Prussians are driven back - but their moral holds and in the last move they manage to cause enough casualties on the Saxon Garde to force them to retire .
The stricken field , a Prussian win but at a cost . A great game to start the year and it reminds me how much I like these simple rules and their card activation system is perfect for solo play.