Sunday, 4 September 2016

Rescuing the King of Piedmont.

Our last Friday night game was set during the Italian wars of Independence. The King of Piedmont had been wounded in an earlier battle and was resting up in a small town when the Austrian army came calling.

Fortunately for the King, the French Imperial guard were on hand to defend the town while reinforcements were called.

 The King's carriage awaits him outside the town as the first reinforcements stream across the bridge.
 The Austrians advance around the flank and....
 .....through the centre.
The town with French Imperial Guard in and around the area.

 The first of many Austrian attacks on the town.
 The reinforcements meet the flank attack.
 Cavalry appear on the other flank but they also meet some stiff opposition.
 With the Austrians struggling to breakthrough on the flanks they concentrate their efforts on the centre.
 Another attack on the town results in the Austrians regrouping again.

 The defenders of the town hanging on until the King is fit to move.

 Yet another attack on the town.
 The Austrians have some success and eventually capture the town along with the King.
The French however were not ready to give up and charged back in again regaining the town. Although desperately low on defenders the French are able to hang on long enough for the Austrians to give up the fight.

Another wonderful game of Volley and Bayonet.

Thanks to Adrian for the troops and buildings and for running a successful game.


  1. Excellent looking game Rodger. Great looking buildings.

  2. I was spo busy admiring the architecture, I forgot to look at the progress of the game!. Was forced to run through the pics a second time... Great stuff, Rodger!

  3. What a great looking game Rodger, splendid troops and buildings...

  4. Superb looking game Rodger - troops and terrain are top notch!

  5. You can always count on Adrian to put on an excellent game. Great stuff.

  6. So small (15mm) but really impressive looking game, as well as figures and buildings.

  7. Interesting period and terrific looking game.

  8. Looks like a hell of a great game!

  9. Great subject for a game... nice looking stuff as ever :)

  10. Seems like a great game! Close one too :P

  11. Great report! Looks like it was a great game!

  12. Thanks for sharing Roger, looks like Adrian has a superb collection there.