Friday, November 15, 2013

Russian waves in the Crimea ...

It's the Crimea.. Adrian's latest project, his armies in 15mm. He has been beavering away at the Russians, and while I don't think this is their first outing, it's certainly the first time they've appeared 'chez moi'!!

I had intended to write up a complete AAR, but work has been frenetic this past week (when is it ever not???) and so I thought I'd just post these few photos to showcase Adrian's beautifully painted figures (and my new Litko markers!!). There are a few comments scattered amongst the photos.

The game was played using the Volley and Bayonet rules. The scenario was based upon an early battle in the Crimea in which the Russians were attacking a combined French and Italian force.

This French artillery battery came under fire early on ...

... and was eliminated quite quickly.

The Russian's focussed their attack on their left against the Italians.

One of those 'photographic moments' when Adrian threw in a cavalry regiment against some newly unlimbered guns.. regardless of which rules system you use, there just 'ain't no beatin' four sixes'.

The Russian attack on their left was pretty relentless and the Italians pulled back in the face of significant Russian artillery fire

The French centre came under repeated attacks

The Russian failed to break through in the time limit allowed, but it was one heck of a game ... a nice variation in sub-period and one of the many things that I love about Volley and Bayonet. They just WORK!!!

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