I should have posted this game a few weeks ago, but time seems to have flown by, infact its nearly 2020!!!
Me and Surj went round our old pal and Rejected Reject Ian's new shed.
Ian has a very large 28mm Napoleonic collection and put on a large game for us. The Battle of Enns River. Surj played the French while I played the Austrian's
Ian's spent a lot of his hard earned dosh on some beautiful terrain boards, which are all individually handmade.
One of my Austrian line units, looking very pretty.
The aim of the game was to destroy our opponent, but to try to take and hold the bridge in the centre foreground. It looked like Surj ignored the bridge, setting up the majority of his army in his centre right.
Ian's great looking buildings out on show, The French line unit has just moved out of the building complex.
This is the left flank of my infantry, roughly in the centre of the table.
The bridge is on the right of this pic, hence the large number of troops this side of the table.
Surj didn't have a lot of troops facing me here, so I moved out of the building onto the road.
Who's gonna get to the hedgeline first?
Surj's French, blocking his artillery????
You should get a better idea of the board from this pic.
The bridge can just be seen on the right.
The left of the table. Ian needs some curtain's the sun was beating in through the windows ruining my photos!!
At the start of the game during the setup. We had to throw a dice off, whoever lost had to place a brigade. Surj elected to place his Cavalry on the extreme right of his army. So I placed mine ther as well.
But I placed mine, so I could get 2 units to his 1, if we charged?
I had a reserve brigade behind my front brigade on the left. I started to move this out to make a new flank.
Imoved as quickly as possible on my right as Surj hadn't placed many units there.
Austrian artillery giving fire.
Nearly at the hedge.
I'm pleased with how its going so far.
I do like Ian's Grenzers.
No Surj, you can't do that!!!!
And small units
After a lot of debate, Surj finally decides that he will charge, I was gonna charge whatever happened. And I do manage to hit with both units. Surj wasn't happy????
My brigade of Grenadiers close in for the kill.
But there's still some way to go.
I prepare for the French onslaught that'll be coming my way pretty soon!
After a lot of flaffing about Surj gets some of his units into column
I should be able to hang on............I hope?
Surj's Hussars take heavy casualties and lose the melee
And flee back, taking the unit behind them with them.
Its getting late, we've been playing for 6 hours!
So unfortunately that's where the game ended!
Ian declared the a draw, although Surj had lost the most casualties and I held the bridge.
Ian used the rules In the Grand Manner, which worked very well, obviously Postie pinched some for the rule ideas for his 15mm Napoleonic set of rules.
We will be having another few games in the New Year no doubt!!!
Well done Ian, and it was great to have a game with you again.