Thursday, 15 April 2021

Württembergers defend the village from the White Menace




The village walls are lined with Württemberger infantry in anticipation of attack


Stephen and I played another great fun game of  Empire V last night, this time working on the Bombardment phase as well as attacking villages and troops in cover.  A great few hours once again working our way through the rules and getting some old favourite figures out.
 





















Thursday, 1 April 2021

Blink and you would have missed it...

A view across the board after deployment 

 A fun game of To the Strongest last night at the club between 130 points of Sassanian and White Huns.  We set up slightly before 7.00pm and then we were packed up by 8.30pm!


The left flank under the command of prince Jeff of the hairy arm!

The centre and right under the command of Emperor  Carlo “ can’t add up victory points” 

Evil enemy Huns

Evil enemy Huns, elephants and evil Phil!

Indian allies

I wish I could show you more photos however it was over quickly. Within four turns two Sassanid Generals lay dead,  and the Victory Medals were all lost inordinately quickly.  In the end it seemed that my calculations were incorrect and I had shortchanged the Persian side four victory medals.


Oh well...that’s what happens when too many hobby balls in the air.   Love it just that way too.

Monday, 29 March 2021

Divisional Napoleonic encounter in Russia

 

The French assault a Russian foot battery 

Steve and I had another gun game of Empire V at the club on Wednesday night.  We always love get the old Minifigs 15mm Napoleonics out and this was no exception as we continue to re-learn the rules.


A great fun game which saw the glorious French 7th Hussars tout a Russian cavalry brigade and the mighty 33rd Ligne take on the battery seen in the photograph above.






Steve’s Russians always look great and he plays them with a passion and
stoutness which is perfect for their abilities on the field.







The 7th see off the enemy cavalry



Once again blogger has gotten me again with photos out of sequence but what can you?

Thursday, 18 March 2021

This is what we wargame for folks!

 

The battle rages on across the tight flank 

Last night was fantastic.


We played a wonderful game of To the Strongest with some lovely troops against some good friends at our brilliant Wargames club.  To top that off, it was a close run thing played in such good spirit and humour that my sides were literally aching by games end.  Brilliant fun!



















As usual blogger has my photos of the night out of chronological order however best to see the action and enjoy the images. 

Suffice to say it was a tough and see-sawing battle with the Gauls having the Romans on the precipice until, as is want to happen with the warrior war and style armies, the combined carnage that had accrued proved too much.  Seriously enjoyable.