Wednesday 29 February 2012

Battle of Brest

The moves: in th mid of July the imperials advance bringing illustration and plunder, while the russians manoevure to defendt the holy soil of their mother. In the north Mc  Donald is losing hundreds of men by starvation (6 bases) and awaits desperatly for the reliex to come in the form of Eugene's italian Corps, but the russians assault the city before they can join forces. In the center Bagration and Kutuzov give terrain to Napoleon and Murat, and in the south Tormassov piks the larger polish army in pliers with his kossaks. This was how the battle between Poniatowski and the southern russian army was fought, nar the city of brest (yes the same of the brest-Litovsk pact), game playey with Blackpowder rules.
at the sound of military band the duchy of  warshaw troops start to advance (Poniatowski can be seen on the top of the hill) onward sons of freedom!

Epic cherge, avoiding blunders and disorders a single veteran brigade clashes against the artillery battery, takes the cannons and continues forward taking the second battery (in the background) in an impressive showng of skill. Jescke Polska!
the poor battery fails their order test and are unable to turn in time to shoot the poles!

the euphory didin't last for long the cossacks, the hunters of the steppes appera suddently on the polish rear and cut to pieces a french mounted battery Davai!
passing by the sword also some voltigeurs thwir charge is only stopped with the counterattack of whole french cavalry

a general view of the battle, lots of shots and artillery fire, and also bad command rolls for the poleswhose units remin in the rearguard unable to contact with the enemy

the right flanc, lines of static fire a test of shooting and discipline

Saturday 11 February 2012

The first Battle

so here we have the first moves after a bad rolls of events (both the russians and the french got dissentery ¡double 1!) the artmies started moving west.
the first contacts: in the north marshal Mc Donald sees himself besiged in Riga and starts building redoubts, in the south a russian and a french army are cutting both their supply lines at the same time and in the center, Napoleoun Murat and the Viceroy of Italy Eugene advance thowards Moscow, one of them, Murat will clash with the army of Bagration. The game was played with blackpowder rules.

The french deployment:
commander in chief: the king of Naples Murat

Delzon's Division: 3 infantry brigades (4bases each), converged grenadiers, (3bases) converged voltigeurs (3bases) and a battery of two cannons

Millhaud Division: 2 dragoons brigades (4each) and a battery of 2 mounted cannons

Jan Zizka division: 2 veteran infantry brigades (4each), 2 german infantry brigades (4each), battery (2)

Bagration's army

commander in chief: prince Bagration

Ouvarov's division: cuirassier brigade (4), hussars brigade (4), first position battery (3), Kiev grenadiers (4)

Kutaisov division: imperial guard (4), New ingria regiment first jägers (2), Ivanovo infantry (2)

Kamenski division: soum regiment (4), Danilov cossaks (4), second position battery (4)

the poles move onwards across the forest

while the russians take the village of Arktyrka

in the flank the dragoons move with artillery support

the russian center: guards and grenadiers

one of the dragoon brigades charge against the Soum regiemnt who repulses them in square

at the right of the line danilov's cossaks charge against the 2ème dragoons

and flee the field!

the russian center is suffering alot from the fire of infatry columns and artillery (the platic markers are for disordred units and the dice for wounds)

after the first position battery has been destroyed bya a bayonet charge the rest of the division falls back, this falnk has alraedy seen alot of slaugther with a german regiment and the cuirassiers routed by deadly volleys.
the winners of the day: the solid french center

Saturday 4 February 2012