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.

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