Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Napoleonic Black powder refight

 In Deployment Craig decided to have one command of three Battalions with guns and one of five Battalions and Cav in reserve
Craig put his smaller command on his far left flank hoping to use a holding action here while destroying my forces in the middle with the lager forces 

 I decided tonight to deploy  in line across the table four battalions in each command 2 elites in one 2 Guard in the other
 Craig advanced staying in attack colloum so as to have the plus 1 on his saves but he forgot wht i did to his guns last week. I have a plan to destroy. 
 I decide to move forward on my extreme right and deploy into line, in my next turn i'm able to move slightly forward and deploy side by side
 And below my plan unfolds just as i desired i advanced three turns assaulting the guns saving two hits in the process then destroying them Moscow he we come
 In the centre things slowly develope my guards cav arrive as Craigs mass of infantry advance my guns and infantry gets hits on the middle battalion as they advance. I must hit them and hit them before engaging them in hand to hand.

 All Craigs cav are on board his heavies are about to join in trying to destroy my guards after the failed to destroy an infantry ballaion i got 11 ones and twos out of 14 dice
 The middle has gone completely mad I have suffered a defeat  and lose of one battalion but have managed to come around and hit Craig in the side and front I destroy this Battalion in my next turn as he survives because the Russians use there steady rule
 But things start to fall apart for me just as it looks like i have Craig where i want him . Craig ended his turn where i thought ok if i get my cav reserves then i have his heavy cav
 And there they all are, firstly my heavies fail to move, then my Guards cav also fail to move so my Dragoons decide they will do the job and thunder in looks good doesn't it well in a few photos down the page we shall see that not all is as it looks
 this battle runs over three turns with noone getting the upper hand
 Craig advance to meet my troops

 I have him well i think i have him double amount of shoots into the side cannon fire it must work, being disordered i couldn't press home the attack with my veterans

 Craigs lancers once again never get into the fight and the cav on his far left are about to vanish as they move off board
 Gone. I thought there were cav to my left, must have been mistaken, ok lets kill these guys
and i do
 Craig breaks through destroying my veterans
 Craig kills my dragoons and then below as my heavies lose they also leave the table, that was pay back for earlier then my guard cav have to retire as the corps is broken
 once again my horse artillery never make it to the table, is this the end for me

 It's not over yet with only a few turns left i decide to fire everything at one battalion but Craig manages to survive
 on the right i only manage to turn one battalion but the luckily Craig's turn was uneventful leaving me with a chance to grab a victory. Man this is close
 So here we go I assault Craig's  battalion destroy it and the corp, now we are one a piece 
 Again i am lucky not to loose anything and now it's my last turn, both guards fail to motivate that's them for the game but both the other battalions get a massive three turns  so the deploy into march attack move 12 inches and then deploy into line ready to deliver a volley into the rear of Craig's forces
 and bam they destroy the Russians in the corn field while the guns and infantry on the far side also destroy a battalion and thats game victory to the French
Heres' the final veiw of the battle field a great fun game which could have gone anyway. thanks Craig


  1. BP is such a fun and fast-play game - good to see you guys are enjoying it too. Fantastic figs, of course. Best, Dean

  2. A really good looking and sounding game.

  3. An excellent batrep, and the figures look great on the tabletop!

  4. It's nice to see your figures on the table as they look great all together in troops. Great batrep.

  5. We are simply lulling you into a false sense of security.

    Already looking forward to a rematch next week.

    Great photos. One day my uhlans will get to move!

  6. Exellent battle report and great minatures and terrain :)