Wednesday, 31 December 2014

20mm Napoleonic game.

A couple of us got together for a little Napoleonic game the other day.

An encounter game with both sides entering opposite each other. We gave one side an extra cavalry unit and an extra infantry unit and the other side got an extra gun battery.

  Brunswick army advances to the farm in the centre. In the distance are a Bavarian and Saxon army.
 Brunswick artillery deploy behind their skirmishers as some of their infantry prepare to enter the farm.

 In the centre the Saxons and the Bavarians advanced to the road shielded by their skirmishers,
 The Saxon cavalry swung around the farm and headed for the exposed flank of the Brunswick artillery. The leading squadrons of Saxon cavalry were charged in the rear and flank by the single Brunswick cavalry unit who were then hit in their rear by the remainder of the Saxon cavalry.
The Brunswick horse were soundly defeated and were forced to retreat.

 In the centre the lone French infantry unit supporting the Brunswick army advanced across the road and pushed back all that stood in their way.
 Having got rid of the Brunswick cavalry the Saxons continued their charge onto the Brunswick artillery. Unfortunately for the Saxons the Brunswickers fought hard with their ramrods and trial pikes and managed to fend off the attack.
 The Saxons throw several units against the farm but were unable to gain access. Meanwhile more Saxon infantry had moved around the wood on their flank and now were able to attack the Brunswick infantry in the rear. The defeated Brunswick troops had nowhere to go and were forced to surrender.

Although the Saxon Bavarian army made the best moves they fell just short of being able to win the battle.
An old Airfix french unit looking a bit worse for wear.

Brunswick troops defending the farm.

Brunswick Hussars behind the farm.

Uhlans advancing past the farm.
 This was another run through of our home rules that we have called Marshals and Generals.

Almost midnight here in NZ.
 Happy New Year


  1. Nice figs/report and table!! Seem to be a fun set of rules you've come up with there Rodger. All the best.

  2. Smart game, smart figures. Really like the size of your units, especially the Brunswick. I think it's unfair to say the Airfix are 'worse for wear' surely they are just more experienced than most. HNY.

  3. A pleasing sight.

    Happy new year.

  4. That's a super looking game. Lovely to see the Napoleonic's in action - especially the Brunswickers :)
    Is that a 'La Haye Sainte' model...?
    Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks Mike. Yes, Hovels La Haye Sainte, I think. I was given it, but the main house, pig sty, walls and gate were all missing. A couple of weeks scratchbuilding sorted that out.

  5. Great battle. Love the farm model. Happy new year to you too.

  6. A great looking game and a Happy new Year to you

  7. Really beautiful these figures.
    I like how you've turned the Polish lancers in Brunswick Uhlans.
    See you soon

  8. A great looking game and Happy New Year Rodger.

  9. Beautiful table as always.

    Wishing you the Happiest of New Years!

  10. Fantastic way to close out 2014 - love those Airfix French too! Happy 2015!

  11. Great looking game. Happy New Year! :-)

  12. Great Gaming, Rodger. Happiest New Year to you.

  13. Beautiful looking game, happy new year! :)

  14. Great game Rodger and a Happy New Year to you and yours!

  15. Moi.
    Good battle plan / stations
    Gorgeous, really great, this farm house
    Happy New Year to you and your family

  16. Great looking game...I especially like your Uhlans, beautiful!

  17. Quality looking game Rodger.

    All the best for the new year mate.

  18. Excellent to see such a good looking 20mm game!

  19. Excellent pictures and battle report! Love the paint conversion of the Polish Lancers into Ulhans!