Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Field Of Glory: Napoleonic - 1813 Young Guard go at it with Russians again..............

Another game of FogN using my new Young Guard units (Autumn 1813 list this time essentially the same just Drilled rather than Conscript and no mounted Grenadiers A Cheval) against Stephens Russians (tweaked a bit from last time but still loads of Artillery pieces).
I got to attack this time allowing me to put pressure on Russian left (Defender cannot advance over center line for 2 turns).
But again the firepower of Ivans is pretty stiff to resist. I exchanged a round of firing with two of my Young Guard foot with a Large Ivan Regiment then charged both in.
But one got shot off by the target and supports and remaining unit suffered 4 hits whilst only inflicting 2 (8 Ivan dice vs 6 French with re-rolled 1s) and also was sent packing.
Another fun game and we learnt quite a few new rules in this game relating to use of Skirmishers main one being that if outside 2" of enemy they can move a half move in any direction making them pretty slippery customers.
We had bit of debate around Cover and Obstacles in relation to Enclosed (ie hedge lined) fields.
Some seeming contradictions in the (rather loose) definitions of these but we came to a mutual agreement how we would play.
We both like this 'Brigade' level of game.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tremble Ye Tyrants Napoleonic rules tried

In another bid to use my new French I decided to try out another set of rules I have had languishing about for ages 'Tremble Ye Tyrants' by Chris Peers.
Used a slightly amended terrain set up from FOGN game.
A fast play set that I have to say I rather enjoyed. Straightforward mechanisms with alternating activation of units and uses D20 for firing and D6 for everything else.
Pretty fast and loose but very enjoyable as a solo game. I suspect one one need to play in friendly mode only versus a real opponent but no more so than most 'non-competition style' rule sets.
It does include a simple points system.

Hope to try out several other rules for period now that I have two opposing forces.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Field Of Glory Napoleonics: Young Guard blooded

Game of FOGN with Stephen using my Spring 1813 Young Guard versus his 1813/14 Russians (it has been literally years since these have seen light of a wargames day !).
Another superb game with this complex but fun set of rules.
Nice size of game for an evening using the 'standard' 800pts match-up.
These types of games appeal to us as often last minute arrangements for a game and usually little or no preparation time available to set up a scenario type encounter.
I need to source some flags for the Young Guard foot

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

French Young Guard completed

Been having annoying problems with my email on PC past couple of weeks (hopefully resolved by weekend) which has killed my Pbem/Vassal gaming however on the flip side this has enabled me to base up the pre-painted French Young Guard force I obtained. Set up on table for a quick refresher of Lasalle against my Prussians and hoping to blood them properly on Friday evening using Field Of Glory versus Stephens Russians.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stonewall Figures batch of 15mm French Young Guard arrived

My order from Stonewall Figures for a painted French force arrived today.
Precious little time to devote to them but did manage to stick a few units to bases.

Monday, August 18, 2014

No Retreat ! The Russian Front played

Game of the excellent No Retreat ! The Russian Front played at my Dads. 
Been awhile since we had this on table. 
Usual fun time with this very playable game.
Dad with the Germans came close to auto victory twice but try Russians narrowly (by 1 VP) took the game in turn 12 as Strategic Initiative switched.
Really good.