Sunday 15th Feb 2015
Black Powder Napoleonics
Today Adam and me played a game of BP 700 points.
Forces were as follows -
2 x R.A Foot Batteries
1st Brigade (8) 2nd Brigade (7)
1 x Veteran Line 1 x Veteran Line
1 x Highland 1 x Highland
1 x Line 1 x Line
1 x Small Rifle 1 x Small Rifle
3rd Brigade (8) Cavalry Brigade (7)
2 x Line 1 x Hussars
1 x Light 1 x R.H.A Horse Battery
1 x Small Rifle
Guard Brigade (8) 1st Brigade (8)
2 x Young Guard 2 x Veteran Swiss Line (Tough Fighters)
1 x Line
1 x Veteran Light (Tough Fighters)
1 x Foot Battery
2nd Brigade (7) Cavalry Brigade (8)
3 x Line 1 x Veteran Hussar
1 x Veteran Light 1 x Dragoon
1 x Foot Battery 1 x Horse Battery
Game was Attack/Defense with British defending. Table was 10'x4' and played along the length.
Game started with 1 brigade each on the table, the British deployed
about 3' from table edge and the French arriving on turn 1.
brigade arrived each turn and for the British they had to roll for
which road (1 at back n d each other 1/3 further along).
some initial bad command rolls by the French, the British were able to
almost get all their reinforcements up to the first deployment zone
before the French could attack.
Game was a good game with the
French crossing the British "start" line by the end but only just with
plenty of British reinforcements still to use. One Highland unit
advanced right into the face of 2 batteries (1 flanking!)
All in we managed to play 11 turns and the British were declared winner.
Some pics -
Feeling the Pressure
Reinforcements on the move
The Allied Defense builds up and is attacked
The final posistions
whilst rolling his dice Adams roll ended as shown below! A cocked dice
when on a flat surface? what are the odds of landing on a corner?