Last Monday night four of us got together to drag another genre out of the cupboard. This time it was my 10mm Napoleonics collection using Black Powder. The last time this featured in the Shed was back ion 2015 on the annniversary of Waterloo.
So Monday nights action pitted Mark & I as the French against Steve and Alastair (British)
The game was a classic French assault on a British defended position. The French had marginally stronger forces with each side commanding about 16 Brigades (mix of Infantry and Cavalry)
No full AAR to report just the pictures but I can safely say this was one of the most enjoyable games I have played for a longtime and reminded me how much I enjoy the grand scale
French Columns advance...we played on a 16ft table - loads of space for maneuver
THe French started towards the centre - intent on stopping the British from digging in on the hill
The French left flank was up against the formidable Highland division and heavy cavalry
Supported by the guard heavy cavalry the French push forward...you can just hear the music
The right flank soon saw the clash of horse with both sides cancelling each other out
Just before the charge !
By now the French Infantry columns had reached the hill in attack column formation
Fighting was furious on the left flank with fire exchanged
The assault on the hill begins (attackers lost their charge bonus)
The assault in the centre was supported by a further attack from the Guards on the French left - volley fire was not enough to stop the columns
The cavalry battle on the right ebbed and flowed and forced the British on the hill to retreat into square
Elsewhere the French were taking a pounding on their left from the scots - casualties racking up on both sides
The hill attack was going the way of the French - despite repelling the first attack more units were being thrown into the fray
Within a couple of turns the British hill collapsed - and with their cavalry a spent force the French could claim victory
Napoleon wins !
As I said we enjoyed ourselves so much another 10mm slice of action is planned tonight
Come back soon