Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Shako - 1812 French versus Russians

Game using Shako II rules today at mine against Stephen.

We used the basic armies with one force pick each with Stephen fielding the French and I the Russians.
Both armies pretty large with 35+ units each ie essentially a reinforced Corps each.

A great game with Russians Artillery dealing death and destruction but with French Heavy Cavalry doing the same.
My Cuirassier and Dragoons were annihilated by their French counterparts on my right flank.
Then a French Cavalry Division of 4 Dragoon Regiments outflanked deep onto my right flank !
However I had a Guard and Grenadier force also on my right which proved a match for the French mounted.
Cowardly French refused their right wing and I was pushing against them after changing orders from defence to attack with two large Infantry divisions.

Unfortunately we ran out of time whilst game was still in the balance.

Shako always generates a good game and we intend to have another game using a points system.

Russian deployment

And French version

Both forces arrayed

Russian right and center

And their left

French Infantry deployed (Cavalry off table at start and 1 Divn flanking)

Russian right outflanked

Russians advance in center

And on their left

Russian Elite Division holds firm against multiple assailants

Casualties and Staggers from artillery on both sides

Advance on Russian left

Guard form Hasty Square and repel French mounted

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