Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Attack of the Austrians.

Set during the SYW with the Prussians defending a vital crossroads and a town.

The Austrians lunched an attack straight at the Prussians but also a flanking attack on the Prussian left.

The Prussians had set up some defensive works in front of the Austrian army making it difficult to attack them frontally. The Austrians therefore moved a large part of their force to the Prussian left and some of their cavalry to the Prussian right flank.

Slowly the more numerous Austrian army pushed in the Prussians until they broke and fled.

With the Austrians almost surrounding the town the Prussian army had no choice but to abandon their hold on the town and give it up to the Austrians.

Austrian flank attack going in.

Some of the frontal attack force.

The town and crossroads to the front of the Austrian army.

Prussian defense.

The Prussians being attacked on three sides.

The flank attack hitting the Prussian left.

A counterattack about to happen.

The Austrians are slowing pushing the Prussians back.

Austrian cavalry charges on the Prussian right.

At the end of the game the Prussian still held the town but we decided that it was only a matter of time until the Austrians would take that too.

15mm scale using Volley and Bayonet rules.


  1. Excellent looking game Rodger. Looks like fun.

  2. Fantastic SYW game Rodger!

  3. A beautiful period, great looking armies and spectacular pictures...What's not to like Rodger?

  4. What a grand spectacle! I would have thought I was looking at 28s. They are fantastically painted.

  5. Very nice looking game and exellent AAR !

  6. Roger that's a VERY nice looking game, I only hope ours will look half as good


  7. Beautiful looking game! :)

  8. Great report Rodger! Very nice looking miniatures on show!

  9. What an epic game Rodger! A pleasant surprise to see you delving into the SYW.


    1. Thanks Christopher. One of the great joys of our wee group is that we are all into different things. This allows us to have a go at all sorts of periods.

  10. Wow, that's a great looking game!

  11. Very impressive game, Rodger. Huge battlefield with marvelous figures and terrain.