Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lasalle Prussian vs French 1814

Lasalle game today with Stephen using my Prussians against his Young Guard. French were attackers but with rain and mud their chance of success fairly minimal (as their eight turns barely allowed them to reach my set up zone even in march column) no complaints on Prussian side ! still an interesting game with French having 4 batteries of Artillery (2 x 3 guns batteries with reserve unit) and Prussians having 5 on table Cavalry units (3 Landwehr 1 Dragoon & 1 Hussar). French Artillery fairly pounded my center blasting my Foot artillery and Line Infantry unit. Draw in end mud slowed all progress.

Prussian center

French reserve arrives

Prussian right around the Chateau

Prussian mounted wing advances

French deploy beyond the town

French Artillery dominates the center

Initial French central deployment

Both armies at deployment

Prussian center suffers disruptions from French artillery (Prussian battery already destroyed)

Both sides vie for position at the Chateau on Prussian right (game ended before they got to grips)

Prussian mounted force French into squares but are repelled

Prussian Horse artillery keeps enemy right at bay

Initial French move

French reserve deploys adjacent to town

Prussian deployment

French deployment


  1. Looks like a nice game. Really like the Lasalle rules.


  2. Lasalle very slick and playable

  3. Looks good Sgt S,
    Maybe you could have let the French start a little closer to you? :-)

    Those Prussian guns look cool

  4. Very nice looking game Sgt.

  5. Looks good.

    I still have my Lassale project waiting in the wings, ill get round to it!!

    How long does it take to fight out an average size battle?


  6. Hi Yorkie

    We have been using the army builder to play games with core force plus 1 pick (seems big enough for 6x4 table). Whilst learning rules obviously bit slower but I would say 3-4 hours as all games are 16 turns (8 per side) and then dice for max 5 additional turns.

  7. Sounds good. 3-4 Hours probably about right for game on a weekend, maybe have to aim for smaller games for a club night or a game on a week night though.


  8. Looks like a lot of fun to play.

  9. Anonymous9:08 pm

    Nice post and awesome pictures.
    Have a nice independence day!

  10. Nice game, Lasalle is a very clean set of rules.