Sunday 27 October 2019

Blücher at Fiasco - AAR

Well today was the first try out in public for the Vyazma game. We took it to Fiasco in Leeds and had a great time. The game went well with loads of interest and very kind comments.

The French managed a very orderly retreat towards Vyazma with Davout's troops in particular acting like they were on the parade ground as they marched along the road in almost perfect column. Eugene's and Poniatowski's corps provided excellent cover and only really started to have problems towards dusk. But it was too late for the Russians by then as the majority of the French army had retreated out of their reach.

The Players consider the battle ahead

The advance force of Russians awaits the arrival of Davout's corps

Davout arrives and is immediately charged by Russian cavalry

Soon Davout is marching in orderly columns past Federovskoye covered by Eugene's cavalry and infantry

As Russian reinforcements arrive things start to get interesting

Poniatowski's troops stand firm against the Russian attack

Towards the end of the battle Davout's troops are falling back and Eugene and Poniatowski are holding fast. As dusk arrives they also will have to start falling back.

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Blücher Demo Game at Fiasco 2019

We'll be running our Battle of Vyazma Demo Game at Fiasco 2019 this coming Sunday (27th October).

Friday 4 October 2019

League of Rhordia Warband for Kings of War Vanguard

With COGS starting a new Kings of War:Vanguard campaign based on the new Ice & Iron book I needed to start a new warband. Opening the new book for the first time the first page was for the League of Rhordia warband and that's as far as I needed to go...

I'd wanted to do a Rhordia force for Kings of War, but couldn't really see myself painting so many Halflings. However with Vanguard I don't need anywhere near as many. In fact looking through the list I could see that if I used some Halflings I've had since the early 90s and my existing Wars of the Roses humans I'd cover almost all the options. All I was missing was a few Crossbowmen, Musketeers, a Halfling Sorcerer and an Honour Guard model.

The musketeers and crossbowmen could come from the mercenary units that I'd not painted yet for my Wars of the Roses army. I would use a spare Antidiluvian Miniatures "Gnome Illusionist" that I'd never got around to painting for the Halfling Sorcerer and I'd just not bother with the Honour Guard as already I had plenty!

Anyway with a bit of base repainting as well, it's all ready to go!

Now I'm back on to those pesky French Line Infantry...