Saturday, 7 June 2014

The defence of Chateau Le Share

The Dutch defend the left flank whilst French columns attempt to flank
them through the woods.

Following on from the last BLB game a few weeks ago, Marty, Steve, Cookie and I decided to continue the theme and see what could happen with the Bavarians French Masters adding some grunt to their attack on the forces of the allies.

The scenario was to see a force of British, Danes and Dutch try and defend the Chateau on the outskirts of some important supply depots for the both armies.

Bavarian Grenadiers sneak around the hedged field on the Danish right flank.

French cavalry mass in the centre from Steve's collection.

Dutch cavalry in reserve on their own right flank.

From the rear of the Franco-Bavarian lines the advance continues on however no dents have been made in the defenders line and time was of the essence in this scenario.

French advance on the left flank.  Despite overwhelming odds in their favour the
failure to manoeuvre in columns stole serious time from their advance.

View from the Chateau as the Dutch guns look for some targets

British troops prepare for the French cavalry assault to come.  Luckily the French
came in piecemeal and allowed the foot to survive through some luck and grit!

...but only after they also had to endure Bavarian cuirassiers attacking as well!

The game was great fun with more familiarity with the rules being developed and the interest from other members of the club also being pricked which is always a good thing.

The figures were from the collections of Martin (Bavarians), Steve (French) and the Brits, Dutch and Danes were mine. 


  1. Beautiful pics, these uniforms are just wonderful!

    1. Thanks Phil. Foundry are a favourite manufacturer of mine and the Perry's did a wonderful job on this range. In fact I had some Danish foot on the field who have missed out on being photographed painted by Alan and Michael in the collection. I grabbed them when I caught up with them many years ago in Nottingham at their local pub of all places! Will need to get them before the camera soon.

  2. Great looking figures and a handsome battlefield, Carlo!

  3. Thanks Peter. These boards are actually Andy M's and stored at the club so are perfect to take out for a rumble on a Wednesday night. The period is certainly an attarctive one and I must admit to being quite partial to it in terms of the colurful history etc. Many more to follow.

  4. Looking lovely all around! Glad you all had fun... if it looks this good and is fun, what more can one want!!!

  5. Thanks Burkhard - very enjoyable rules and getting the figures out now is forcing me to finish basing etc. So many projects and so little time!!

  6. Beautiful game with stunning figs!

    1. Thanks Dean - I have had the boys out on the table to finish their bases and add some tufts etc. Then a spray of Dulcote and they will be out again soon.