Friday, November 20, 2009

Seven Years War Volley and Bayonet

I'm never afraid to say that Frank Chadwick's 'Volley and Bayonet' rules are my all time favourite 'gaming rules, so when good friend Adrian suggested that we needed to push some of his 15mm metal around the table in a 7 Years War game I could hardly say no.

His figures are 15mm Essex, beautifully painted as always. The game saw Prussians assaulting defending Russians, trying to capture a series of bridges sitting on the table edge. The scenario was originally a napoleonic battle, adapted for 7YW. This is not so much a photo after action report as an excuse to show off some of Adrian's fantastic figures. Enjoy the photos. We had an exciting game, with the Prussians finally winning the day.

While I'm not giving a blow by blow account, this was one of those photographic moments in the battle. Prussian Cuirassier attack Russian infantry that are disordered, giving the cavalry 'shock' i.e. they hit on 5's and 6's. What did I throw? You guessed it: 4 dice and 4 ones. We still managed to win the fight though.


  1. Good-looking battle! Are those house models scratch-built? If so, can you give a few details? They look great.


  2. Wes
    The buildings were scratch-built by my opponent on the night, and good friend, Adrian. He is an architect by profession... which quite possibly explains the fantastic buildings. That's all the info I can give really.


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