Monday, June 11, 2018

Musket Action at Good Games

7 Years War: Steve's Austrians v. Jim's Brits & German allies.

We used the figs we happened to bring along, so it's an unlikely historical match up.  The main terrain features don't show up well in the pics, but there is a ridge down the middle of the table with a gap in the middle.
Pic after turn 1.  The Austrians are on the far side.  The Austrian cavalry have advanced on turn 1 but the ridge means they cannot be fired upon by the British infantry in front of them.
On the right the Allied Germans have moved to the crest of the ridge & the Austrians have advanced to engage in a fire fight.  Both sides artillery is firing overhead from their hill tops.  Both sides are shifting reserves to their right & have light infantry in the woods left of pic.  
The Austrian cavalry charged up the hill at the British infantry & were broken. The LH British cavlry charged over the hill at the other Austrian cavalry troop & broke it, but it was in turn destroyed by infantry fire from the Austrian 2nd line.
While the fire fight goes on on the RH ridge, the French advance on their right. 
The British got the first command dice next turn & used it to charge the Austrian infantry on the end of their line.  The skirmishers evaded, they broke the line infantry & made a sweeping advance to take out the artillery behind.
The Austrians have struck back on their left, destroying the weakened British cavalry with a musket volley & taking out the British light infantry with their yegers.  And on the right, the end two Allied line coys have broken.
At the end of turn 6, the Austrians were 1 unit up in the death count (which meant a tie under BA rvictory conditions), but the battle went to a 7th turn.  In that the Austrians took out the British reserve on the right, but they lost 2 coys in their centre leaving both side equal in losses, so still a tie.   

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