|Rifles advance and reform to the left as the French move on.|
After much procrastination and even more busy work schedules the planets aligned for Cookie and I to take our Napoleonic's out of the box and give Dave Browns excellent new set of rules "General D'Armee" a run at the club.
The battle was to be a simple four brigades a side of roughly equivalent style forces so that we could see how well we could get our heads around the innovative command and control system.
|Fighting on a 12 x 6 which was also a chance to try out my 13 x 7 cloth from Deep Cut Studios|
|First British Brigade|
|Dutch Belgians in reserve situated in the centre|
|The game requires ADC's to be sent to respective commands to help with orders.|
|British KGL Light Dragoons|
|Second British brigade of foot|
|French line lancer brigade|
|British light cavalry manoeuvre to meet the advancing enemy|
|The hamlet is quickly taken by the advancing troops|
|Lovely Perry plastics and metals combined to give a dynamic battalion|
|Skirmishers...um...er...skirmish over the fields.|
|Garrison formed - disordered turn 1 and then ready to rumble after that.|
|In they go on the British right flank|
|The French elect to form line and use their guns to try and inflict some damage however Phil|
did not elect to use "Artillery Assault" due to a shortage of available adc's.
|The British attempt an enveloping action on the flank|
|Another view as the rifles look to make a difference. They didn't!|
|We mucked up the results of the melee and used the withdrawal of the beaten unit and supports|
using the "Charge" section and not "Melee". We will get better.
|The mat looks quite good in my opinion.|
|The Brigade Commander looks to make a difference.|
|Great job on these guns from Cookie.|
|A nice view of the figures on display|
|The KGL light cavalry get roughly handled by the lancers upon their return engagement.|
|The veteran leger regiment on the French left receives withering superior volleys from the British lines.|
We had a wonderful time of it and have learnt a good deal on the rules and how and where we went wrong, which was surprisingly in only a few areas. The system is a great one and certainly will be the set of choice for me going forward.
All I need to do now is mount some adc's on oval bases and some skirmishers on the same in small groups of three.