This past weekend i took part in what would have to be the best run most fun biggest wargames event that i have ever seen what a great bunch of guys enjoying thousands of amazing figures as we refought the Battle of Borodino, Many thanks to all those who help organise this great event but a special thanks to John hutton for the huge effort that made all this possible. I've added a link to my good friend Craig because i thought his report was so much better than i could ever do so please visit his blog to see how the battle ran
there were about 4300 infantry over 1000 cav and 160 guns all 28mm what an amazing site.
above is my first of two failed frontal attacks and i was to lose the first unit of the day to a huge cheer from the Russian side. In the end i had to shot with cannon and three battalions of infantry to break these guys
The battle Rages on the right but so much is happening on the Left where i am they could have been a world away
Craig is kept busy in the centre for most of the 14 hours of game time and the Greta redoubt changes hands 8 times
I commanded Eugene's command which had draw against it an entire cavalry corps including guard cav it wasn't to long before Russian cav and infantry were swarming all over us which is what we had been order buy our beloved emperor to do, his words were attract as much of those Russians over here and tie them up so we did, at the cost of far to many French lives as it became a meat grinder of a grave yard.
But as you can see from the above and below shots the meat grinder was hard at work in the centre as Nic and Noel pushed forward to their objectives
Back on the left flank the thin blue line is really becoming far to thin we've held them for about 10 hours maybe 11 but within two turns my entire Corps of 7 divisions or what was left of them were broken, the only thing left to stop the Russians was reserve cav,
Looks impressive but two -three turns and the heavy cav were destroyed
Just before my command broke i through a last ditch effort to break a few Russian Battalions but it just wasn't to be
The Russian centre broke the french right were surging forward and the day had been won a teriffic weekend and a great time all round thanks guys.I do have more pictures which i will get up in the nex few days