Thursday, 15 April 2010

First reports from Sittingbad.

Here are some of the first shots of the game. Sorry about the quality by my Wargame room is in the basement and it difficult getting the lighting right.

Sittingbad nestles by a beautiful meandering river. In quieter times it is a key trading centre and specialises in the local delicacy - Leder Hosen and frites with mayonnaise. Trade in the town today is somewhat quieter. A few civilians are busy packing their belongings as Imperial army prepares for action. 

Imperial reinforcements under Lentulus arrive, The Pandour regiment in there lovely red coats see more than a few amorous glances from behind the shuttered windows

Now sooner had the Pandours marched through town the action was underway. The Herzog Johann has deployed his 3 cavalry regiments in the van of his army. The Gendarmerie support by the 1st Hussars clash with Kornbergs Cuirassiers. After two rounds of melee the Gendarmerie are reduced to below 50% and the Hussars take a beating. Kornberg loses just 5 troopers. On the Imperial left the Dragoons De Saxe, although facing the heavier Montmort Dragoons, give as good as they get with both sides retiring to reorder the ranks.
Imperial Infantry of the Isembourg and Kleist Frei coprs covering the rallying Cuirassier as Electoral artillery opens fire on them. As the losses  mount dense columns of Electoral Infantry make for the Imperial left flank 


Ross Mac said...

I sympathize on the lighting but the pictures still give a good impression of whats going on and the game sounds like its off to a grand start. Like the way you represented Kornburg's has having only 5 casualties rather than losing nearly a third :)

Looking forward to following the action.

Prince Lupus said...

Looks a great game, buildings are especially nice. Any piccies of the whole table?

Mark Dudley said...

I have managed to post a few more shots from the first evenings play. I dont however have any pictures of the whole battlefield.

The game resumes 28th April.

Archduke Piccolo said...

Looking forward to it. Of course, Freiherr von Kornberg has long been a hero of mine, after reading of his exploits in Young and Lawford's seminal work (I'm only guessing he's a 'Freiherr', but it seems about right - he couldn't possibly be a 'Ludwig'). So it was great to see him put two Electoral cavalry regiments to the rightabout!

tidders2 said...

Nice looking game