Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Field Of Battle - Katzbach Scenario

Played a game of Field Of Battle 2 today with Stephen using a Gen De Brigade scenario set in 1813 during Katzbach battle.
I had 27 Prussians attacking Stephens 21 French units.
We used full sized (ie 4 base) units but rolled for individual unit quality.
I again beefed up the Morale totals to extend game length.

The game was usual fun FOB style game with a French Cavalry Brigade breaking an opposing Mounted Brigade then sweeping across my rear areas mopping up Routed units and two Batteries of guns !!
Only in FOB can this sort of event occur.

Stephens dice rolling was as ever better than however mine was truly awful !!

The number of 1's rolled on any type of dice was truly astounding.

For example I routed two French Cavalry units which when attempting to Rally were only rolling D4s against my D8 but not only once but twice did Stephen roll 4 whilst I rolled............yes inevitably its true..............two 1's !!! allowing both units to recover a UI and Rally !!

This sort of rolling in just about every key stage saw the Prussian pretty well decimated and able to make only limited headway and they plummeted to zero Army Morale whilst French had suffered far less and soon recouped their Morale losses.

The lack of a predictable turn sequence and changing Initiative makes FOB a game of high drama and tension with a plausible narrative to the tabletop battle.

Prussian left wing

Prussian Landwehr on right wing

French center

The French horse sweeping around my right flank !

Landwehr in difficulties

Prussian reserve Brigade sweep forward past routing Uhlans

French right wing Cavalry about to pounce

Overview of battle

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