Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Battle at the Bridge a BLB2 batrep


Our last test game using Beneath the Lily Banners 2, before I get all the other Rejects involved. The Battle for the Bridge.
The English and their Allies await the French.
The French arrive at the tables edge, unfortunately Richard who was playing the French threw
and received a Plodder as a leader. While the English commander was Skilful.

The English advance toward the bridge.
The French are led by regt La Guiche.
Prince George of Hesse-Darnstadt and Leslie's take the bridge.
A surprise French Dragoon unit appears at the rear of the Allies lines.
More French line arrive.
The English Guards turn and race towards the empty town, while a French Dragoon and Horse regt march down the road.

Heyden's and the Blue Guards turn to counter the French surprise attack.

Gutted!!! For movement the French rolled a 1, giving him no movement this turn, giving the Allies time to
enter the town un-opposed.
Also this gave the Allies time to move forward and give fire to the French Cavalry, as you can see
they took heavy casualties.
The English artillery scored a few lucky hits on the Elite French column, Richard moved into a line.
Charge!!  Tyconnel's lose the melee then flee off table.
Still waiting!!!
The Danish Guard get their first outing.
As does Richard's newly painted regt Greder.
La Guiche move to the side to let the fresh La Courronne charge.
Richard attaches his Commander to La Courronne for the Charge.
And pays the ultimate price losing his life!! And there we ended the game.

59 comments:

  1. Tell Richard nice job on that regiment he painted. Looks like this is coming along Ray, now you'll have to break the Rejects into the rules. What did you use to make the river.

    I didn't see a post from Fran tonight. Just want to check and make sure my Google Reader is updating correctly.

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    1. The river is part of a bought TSS tile. Fran did post in the end, he's been moaning like a bitch all night, even trying to get me to paint his stupid lizard men thingy's he's got???

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  2. ...and another win for the Lurker!

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  3. Things couldn't have gone worse for the French, could they?!

    Lovely pictures, Ray.

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  4. Splendid looking armies and battle! How do you say "find a ford" in French? :-)

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    1. There may have been a ford, but the French never searched for it??

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    1. Not of this battle, but I may fight it again, with a few differences.

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  6. I love watching the board like this. Scratch the fact I don't know what's going on, it's awesome.

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  7. Not a period that excites me However when you see it all on the table top it goes a long way to making me want to do it! Nice to see it. Thanks Mate.

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    1. Glad you liked what you saw Clint!

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  8. What an awesome looking game! It's good to see all the hard work you've been putting into building up forces, to actually play them in agame. Keep it up.

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    1. It is quite fulfilling getting the troops out!!

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  9. truly excellent batrep and pictures, thanks! If you don't mind me asking: how long are you and Fran married? :-p

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  10. Looks like you've had a lot of fun and it's nice to see your troops in action!

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  11. Top looks and a good report!

    I set up a similar table for a BLB game a couple of years ago and the players felt it was too much terrain, so the river was removed. :-(

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    1. But that's the whole point of the game, can the French manage to get across....or not!

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  12. Great battrep, everything looked fantastic. Cookies as well by the look of it?

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    1. Cookies are always a help when you throw bad dice!

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  13. Nice looking game, are you now happy with the rules?

    Ian

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    1. Yep, in fact I've always been quite happy with them, they play so well to the period, I'd advise anyone who likes the period to try the rules.

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  14. ENGLISH????? What are they Scots banners :P

    Looks good mate. Fine looking units and flags.

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    1. Yes English, when will you Scots learn your place!! he he!

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  15. A bit sneaky those French, arriving behind the lines like that! Great looking game though Ray.

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    1. Yes, unfortunately, the Allies decided to place their cavalry just in the right place, god knows what would have happened if they didn't??

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  16. Super stuff great to see the units we have been watching come of the production line in action
    Look forward to more AARs

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  17. Very nice! Great to see the big armies out and about.
    Cheers
    Paul

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    1. Excellent battle - must be nice to game with all those newly painted troops and flags!

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  18. Great; simple, clean and just good wargaming. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. The field-banners are waving furiously in the winds of battle! Great job and lots of fun!

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  20. This battle report is really interesting, Ray, and your table and models, wonderful. I would like to have time to play this period...

    Cheers!

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  21. Looks like a good game. Sucks to have a bad commander though. TSS, I thought you guys built all that stuff.

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    1. Not all our stuff is handmade, we just don't have the time.

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  22. Poor French bugger traipses all the way across the table only to get snuffed trying to cross the bridge! Forcing river crossings can be very tricky if you can't get some fire to prepare the opposite side - those choke-points can be brutal.

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    1. I expected the French to go either side of the bridge and give fire, but Richard chose the quick method and paid the price.

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  23. I wonder how it would have turned out if he hadn't rolled a crap result for leadership!
    Fantastic play by play by the way!

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    1. It would have been interesting, I may re-fight the battle, with a few changes.

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  24. Great looking game, nice to see the figures getting an airing

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  25. Very nice crisp clean board and AAR!

    Christopher

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  26. they are ready for battle, followed

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  27. Wonderful report! (I am just a sucker for pictures, I think...)

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  28. What are the sticks behind the units?

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    1. They are unit markers, with holes for casualty numbers, disorder and such, they just stop you having to write everything down for each unit.

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  29. Nice little war you have there.

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  30. not my favorite time period... but if I was asked to play, I would say yes in less than a heartbeat. Those are some beautiful and colorful looking armies. I would be proud to own them.

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  31. Gorgeous bat rep Ray. Lovely table and minis.

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  32. Hi Ray,
    Your AAR is a pleasure, the flags flutter in the wind, the charges are beautiful,...but French troops were not at the height of the situation, were they?

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  33. Great pics and write up Ray. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Good to see you getting a game with all those units you've been painting up! Nice one.

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  35. Nice read Ray, good work! ;)

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