Sunday, 2 December 2012

20mm Napoleonic Game (turns 3-5)

We played our second and final session of the game this week. This is how it went:

The Swedes ascend the ridge only to be greeted by musket fire from the Austrian Gabriel Spleny regiment.

French voltigeurs press forward and slowly take a toll on the Austrian gunners.

In the centre of the field the French light cavalry are pursued by the Union brigade...

...and go crashing back through the 9th Polish regiment who promptly take to their heels - it's their first battle too!

The Swedes try to charge home but fail their morale checks and stop short of the Austrian line.

The French have a little more luck on the opposite flank where some brisk musketry thins the ranks of the advancing Russian and Nassau grenadiers.

Lord Hill leads the Guards forward to complete Wellingtons victory as the Swedes turn and run towards the rear.

At the end of turn five the game was declared a victory for the Allies as three of the French units had routed and no victory locations had changed hands. Perhaps not the best game we’ve played this year but as a rule play-test it was invaluable.

Our next game will be another 6mm American Civil War battle.


  1. The "best" painted units always run. The "newest" painted units do the same.
    It is in the rules somewhere.

  2. I would like to add one more thing to that bizarre 'Law of Sod' - the man who wrote the rules will always get his ass kicked as well !

  3. Wonderful pictorial report, as with the first instalment. I love the low angle that allows a view along the line. The painted background adds greatly to the overall effect, doesn't it? Then there is the 'stars' of the show; your figures look even better 'in action', especially all massed together!

  4. A very nice Batrep, with beautiful minis and pictures!

  5. Truly excellent- great Battle pix- splendidly presented and finished Hinton Hunts- great effort IAN. Thankyou for Posting.KEV.

  6. I agree, the "figure's eye" viewpoint is very nice to see. This is how we should view battles, not the helicopter view that makes everything look like ants on rectangles.

    Well done!