Monday 6 May 2024

Battle of Jena 1806

A view across the battlefield showing the state of play at the end of turn six

We are currently in the midst of fighting a wonderful 1806 scenario generously supplied by Eltjo in the Netherlands based on action during the Battle of Jena.

Prussian Grenadiers and Musketeers enter the battle

The Kripendorf windmill 

French Ligne prepare to cross the stream

A series of cavalry clashes highlighted the early turns. The French light
 cavalry battled hard against cuirassiers and hussars

The French guns unlimbered and ready for action on their “John Ray” bases that I absolutely 
adore the look of. A bit of John D and Doug M goodness in the rear 

We are returning to the battle this Saturday. It could genuinely go either way.

22 comments:

  1. Super looking game, so many lovely figures to admire, top notch stuff!

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    1. Really generous comments Donnie. Thank you.

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  2. That's a great looking game; taking small elements of a battle for a scenario usually generates a far more interesting clash than a classic line 'em up and advance game.

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    1. Couldn't agree more Rob. Very much " eating the elephant one bit at a time mentality" which is very satisfactory

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  3. A beautiful looking game Carlo…
    Inspirational as always…

    All the best. Aly

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  4. Quite a nice looking game going on there.
    That windmill is a crazy thing. 😀

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    1. Hi Stew and always wonderful to see you drop by and read your comments. That windmill was so much fun to put together and paint and really does help the terrain look the part. Thanks as always.

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  5. Terrific. That cavalry clash looks awesome but I particularly liked the close up of the Prussian infantry.
    Stephen

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    1. I really liked that shot too DB. Thanks so much for your comments.

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  6. Nice one Carlo. A great specific period. I have a Prussian brigade for same but it's not even on the painting table and unlikely to be for some time. Good looking fight with a lovely collection.

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    1. Thank you Greg. If you're ever over this side of the country we will dust them off again and get them out mate.

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  7. It all looks very special , as usual, Carlo. Great to see all the 1806 authentic bicornes

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    1. Thank you for your always so kind and positive comments Chris. Yes i am a bit OCD when it comes to the uniforms at times and that can be an expensive exercise as you well know. WE had a great time playing the game.

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  8. Superb as always, Carlo. Need to get back to my Napoleonic project I think. Best regards. Phil

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    1. You definitely need to Phil as your figures are always so tremendous. Saw some of your old SYW figures on the table next to me at the club the other night. Still stunning mate.

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  9. A delayed Bravo from Berlin Carlo

    I trust that the Prussians managed to right the wrongs of history in the game! I'm sure that that would make the locals happy. 😀

    A lovely looking game as always.

    Salute
    von Peter himself, totally unbiased in these matters

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    1. Great game Peter - update and conclusion to follow however let me just say that Prussia was very proud if not completely satisfied.

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  10. Superb looking game as usual Carlo - makes me realise I've neglected my Napoleonics for too long

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    1. Cheers and Thanks Kerry and may i say I've loved your photos and travel log. Superb.

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