Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Fontenoy - the action

A short report of the action at Fontenoy played using the Charles Grant rules from the War Game. 

Infantry units consisted of  36 figures and light infantry 18 figures. Cavalry have 16 Sabres per regiment.  I do  not use separate officer figures instead their casualties are marked using a D6 at the rear of the unit. 


Hungarian Infantry launch an attack on Fontenoy. They are racked by musketry and artillery fire. 


There assault reaches the defences but after a short melee they are thrown back in disorder


As the assault goes in French reserves are rushed into support the defenders. Additional Allied units can be seen moving up to support the Hungarians. 


Fresh Allied infantry advancing into the Fontenoy Maelstrom. These are in fact GNW Saxons  


To relieve pressure on Fontenoy the French Cavalry launch a holding attack. After a drawn out melee both sides with withdraw exhausted to rally. 


As the Allied attack on Fontenoy ebbs the Allied commanders decide to a launch an attack on the French centre. With flags flying and drums beating British Infantry supported by Austrian Cavalry start a slow methodical advance towards the French centre


Gentleman of France Fire first!!!  


The British continue to advance with range closing the volleys become more deadly. The French also pour canister into the tight British ranks. The British pass one morale check, but with 3 officers down they fail the second one and retreat. 


 In one final effort the British launch one last attack. But after a short melee the attack is halted and the British retire.  

A hard fought fun game that is certainly a challenge for the Allied players. 

9 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

A most visually pleasing game...
Alan

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Yes!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Mosstrooper said...

Excellant looking game !

abdul666 said...

Excellent Old School eye-candy!
Looks like, faithfully to the historical precedent, victory was oscillating between the two sides.
Indeed a challenge for the Allied: de Saxe was a master of 'strategical offensive, tactical defensive' combination.

Jeff said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun. I have also found myself drawn to the games that I played when I first learned about miniature wargaming.

NOMADIC OLD SCHOOL GAMER. said...

I wish I lived close enough to join in the fun. I eagerly await the next instalment.

John M

Prince Lupus said...

Great looking game.

Can the Anglo Dutch ever win this?

littlejohn said...

Love the figures and using a simple work around of the officer figures problem.

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