Monday, 2 June 2014

Beneath the Lily Banners

 
Dutch Brigade in the centre take on the Bavarian defensive line

For something a little different the other week Marty and I dusted off our Marlburian troops and prepared to re fight a holding action using Barry Hiltons excellent Beneath the Lily Banners rules.  We have been playing with these rules for sometime now, going back to pre-publication play testing years at the NWS.

  
View from the Dutch rear.  Really need to get those bases painted, flocked and tufted!
The rules play very well, are easy to follow once you remember the mechanisms and give a fun game that is concludable over a nights gaming time


Dutch Commander looking for the reinforcements that never came.  Foundry figures.

This particular scenario had Marty's lovely Front Rank Bavarians defending the passage through to the main army from the Dutch advanced guard who were determined to push through and harass the lines of supply.  Despite holding on grimly the Bavarians were forced to withdraw at the end of the night. 

...not looking good for this regiment.
Despite getting a few things wrong following a thorough read the next day, the game flowed well and looked good despite my partially complete bases.  These Dutch figures are almost eclusively Wargames Foundry and have been in my possession for many years.  It has been incredible fun getting them out again for these games.

Looking forward to getting them out again very soon.

14 comments:

  1. The uniforms of this "early Tricorn" era are impressive with their own unique style. Your troops are very attractive, Carlo!

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  2. Very nice figures and battlefield. How close those rules are to Black Powder and Pike & Shotte?

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    1. Thanks Bartek. Great game gordon a Wednesday night and certainly very playable rule system. Different to Pike and Shotte in terms of formations etc. I think however Martin uses those rules for ECW so I might ask him and come back with a better answer. Haven't played Black a Powder yet but I hear it is great fun.

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    1. Cheers Michael. They are a lovely range of figures and I also think Marty has done a great job on those Bavarians. Certainly a colourful period that's for sure.

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  4. Thanks Peter - yes the later 17th and early 18th century period is quite interesting. I am a huge fan of the League of Augsburgs blog and their battles are just superb. I think this range of figures designed by the Perrys and sculpted by Foundry are lovely.

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  5. Beautiful minis, these unifroms are really impressive...

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    1. Thanks Phil - really colourful period and they look great on the table.

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  6. Wonderful gaming board and attractive minis Carlo - keep 'em coming!
    Have fun Jeremy

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  7. Cheers JJ - Slightly "smaller" than your games mate!!!

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  8. Lovely figures for the Age of Elegance Carlo, replete with big (non-lily) banners!

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  9. Another superb collection you have Carlo. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Pat. This is a lovely period which has been a bit neglected of late. However the games we have played have been tremendous fun.

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