Black Powder: Jim's French v. Joe's Prussians
Both sides set up with infantry on both flanks and artillery & cavalry in the open centre. Joe generally tried to advance, though his right was slow to get getting. Jim advanced on his right only.
The Prussian cavalry charged forward dramatically riding down half the French guns, but an immediate counterattack by French dragoons stopped them & drove them back.
On the French left, the Prussians attacked the Bavarians in the woods while their cavalry charged again to cover their flank. The Bavarians stopped the attack & counterattacked while the cavalry fight was indecisive due to the failure of the French Cuirassiers to move up.
The French attack on the right caught the Saxons in march column & partly outflanked them as well. But with some good dice & the help of some Prussian infantry on their right they held out until both sides were broken.
At this stage the Prussians had 2 brigades broken and the other 2 one bad dice off being likewise. The French had 1 brigade broken, 2 with moderate losses & their reserve still uncommitted. The French were declared winners.
The battle was as always very entertaining. One issue that we didn't like was that the flank attack rules did not seem severe enough. There were 4 flank attacks made in the battle, 2 were stopped and defeated, the other 2 were indecisive. Bad dice was involved, but there really isn't enough advanatage for our liking. Proposed house rule is unti attacked in flank gets no dice & autmatically loses & takes morale test. If it survives the test, it can turn & face & fight back next turn.
Sunday School 05/07/10
Jim's Fucilieri v. Joe's Schnellschwadron
FOW 1500 pts Breakthrough, Ities defending
In the pic the Germans have started on the right & their objectives are on the left rear.
The Stugs smashed through the Fucilieri on the right and swept around behind the village. Infantry attacks on both flanks both petered out due to mounting casualties in the small units.
The neblewerfers & howitzers engaged in an artillery duel for teh whole game. With the help of the Regio Aeronautica the Ities gradually got on top & destroyed the werfers.
The German reserve infantry came on and attacked the wood full of Fucilieri to avoid the HMGs deployed on the objective. With Stugs attacking from the other side, the Fucilieri were quickly destroyed. The Germasn were now in striking distance of an objective, but they had to come out of the woods to take it. The Stugs drove the HMGs back & took it, but the Semos had been patiently waiting in the cornfield & blew them away. The Germans failed army morale.