Saturday, May 24, 2014

Royalists cede the field ... but the King lives on!!!

Several months ago I rekindled an old love affair with DBR. Our love had grown cold and I had spurned her as she went through pone of those odd unlikeable phases, but there she is again, resplendent in her glory. Several weeks ago now I was invited to a four person game at Keith's place, with Keith, Brian and visiting Australian Roger.

Keith and I each fielded 300 points of Royalists while Brian and Roger did likewise with Parliamentarians. I had forgotten that I had these photos, all taken from the Royalist side of the table. The intervening weeks have meant that my memory is vague on the details, but the battle didn't end well for the Royalists.

Anyway, enjoy the photos. I certainly enjoyed the game.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The temporary games room is christened

First game in a few weeks, a mid week game with Adrian in the new (temporary) games room, and it was a 15mm ACW game fought using the 15mm ACW armies. Lack of time and so no real AAR, just a selection of random photos.

Union troops advance into a town sector

A regiment of Union cavalry. These boys soon dismounted and fought through the wilderness

Facing off across a river

The gap in the line was the result of  a failed morale check.. those M4 troops eh!!

The centre ... while the Union line looked solid, the battles on both flanks had gone to the Confederate forces. Withdrawal was in the offing
An interesting game, with my VnB skills rusty with disuse.. but great to get the boys out on the table top.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Forcing the Uvarova

The vastness and the difficulty of the terrain through the Caucasus meant that by 1915 there were still avenues to be explored if victory wa...