Since we moved into the new shed there has been a clamouring for me to break out my Peninsular War Napoleonic's collection and put on a big game. It was going to be interesting to see how the big table would fare.
Following a short consultation with the chaps we elected to refight the Battle of Salamanca using the scenario outlined in the warlord Games Albion Triumphant book. Its relatively straightforward, two relatively evenly matched sides taking eacjh other on over a number of terrain objectives. To cater for the large battle the author elected to represent units as brigades with Divisional commanders.
Fortunately I just about had sufficient troops with over 20 Brigades on each side plus cavalry and guns. If anything the table looked a little sparse and we could have probably fought on a smaller footprint. It did however look fabulous.
The French were effectively deployed in column on the higher ground and were in danger of being overrun quite quickly by the advancing Allied troops. In the real battle Wellington 'surprised' the French who thought they were chasing the British rearguard.
Across the centre the thin red line advanced. In both games the British musketry was telling
We fought this game twice and in both cases Wellingtons victory was assured - the French just could coordinate their defence nor mount a serious attack.
All in all a thoroughly good game and one that works well for six players in an evening.
Great looking battle 👍ReplyDelete
Really fine looking battle. Great to see She'd Mk2 back in action.ReplyDelete
A fantastic looking game, thanks for the Napoleonic eye candy.ReplyDelete