Saturday, March 24, 2018

Field of Battle at Montmirail...... The Guard Repulsed !!

Played Montmirail today with my hombres Stephen, Richard and Le Duc using Field of Battle.
Another excellent game with these fast flowing rules.
Of course the 'dice demon' Stephen was as ever on top form giving a bloody nose to the advances of 2 Old Guard Divisions.
His Artillery shooting was particularly awesome even against the D10 Guard as he consistently gave them hits whilst causing Force Backs and Disorder (Out of Command).
Conversely the French Guard artillery was mediocre at best.
Le Duc seemed to have my dice today rolling low every time the demon rolled high it is amazing to watch.
On my flank (Allied left) it was pretty much a stand off as the Guard Cavalry were reluctant to charge in although they really should have as so much better than Russian mounted.
My Prussians were quickly forced into Square but that made them fairly invulnerable.
Once French Army Morale dissipated the French Cavalry were galvanised into action and began to show their prowess routing Russian units and even breaking a Square !
But it was too late as French were by now giving morale to the Allies.
French then pulled an Army Morale card which they passed being as Napoleon was a D12+1, however very next card was another Army Morale card which French rolled a respectable 9 adding 1 for 10 but the demon rolled a 12 on D12 to force the French to surrender.
Couple of uses of house rules for Hasty Square and Cavalry Counter Charge today which worked fairly seamlessly.
As ever a fun game that was brought to a firm decision in around 4 hours of play, not many rule sets you can say that with !

Russian guns draw a bead

And do the business. Note the yellow Out Of Command markers on Old Guard in center and several hits

Old Guard Lancers threaten on right

Solid lines of Russians

Young and Old Guard Cavalry advance

Opposing mounted Corps about to clash

Old Guard arriving piecemeal in center

2nd Old Guard Division suffering whilst attacking on right

Old Guard Cavalry moves up a gear

Prussian guard road whilst forming square in face of Guard cavalry


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