Sunday, 14 August 2011


Another 'classic' battle old school battle is Mollwitz from the War Game. Over the last 2 Wednesday nights the Ilkley Old Schoolers had a fun game which ended in a Prussian victory. Again I had to raid my GNW armies to fill the ranks.

The Austrian cavalry boldly advance against their Prussian adversaries - not doubt the fact they have 6 regiments to the Prussian 3 influenced this decision. The Prussians reinforce their cavalry with 2 guns and 2 infantry regiments   

The remainder of the Prussian foot can be seen streaming past Hemsdorf heading towards the Austrian left at Gruningen.

Fredrick the Great seems to be lost - Minden is a long way from Mollwitz

The Austrian lines quickly form across the front of Mollwitz extending to the Gruningen.

As the lines of cavalry advance both sides charge and counbter charge into a swelling mass of cavalry.

The Austrians with the greater numbers slowly push the Prussians back but the Prussian artillery is able to assist their hard pressed cavalry and with the support of from the 2 regiments of infantry are able to stop any Austrian advance on this flank.

Gruningen is defended by 2 Austrian regiments who are assaulted by 4 Prussian units. And after some particularly effective close range musketry the Prussian numbers are made tell.

The Erbprinz are a particularly handsome sight as they advance towards the Austrian defenders.

Supported by more Prussian infantry the pressure is too much for the Austrians who units begin to crack under the pressure of the sustained effective volleys of the Prussian Infantry.

With the night drawing in the Austrian decide to quit the filed covered by their still numerous cavalry.

Frederick had got his first victory


abdul666 said...

A 'classic' indeed, and this time in full colors! Thanks for sharing.

Prince Lupus said...

Excellent as usual. Everyone should have an Erbprinz

littlejohn said...

marvelous battle indeed,very inspiring!

littlejohn said...

your blog is continuing to give me reason to buy lots of 40mm Prince August molds...what's up with that? ;)