Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

1897 First encounter/initial set up

Time to start actually playing with these...

Firstly, terrain. Almost chose itself - had to include the brewery, finally found a use for the 28mm/oversize bandstand and country house also seemed to fit. Basic idea French driving up a major road running parallel to a river - which gives a useful boundary - while an infantry Brigade tries to slow them down.

Scenario starts with light cavalry leading the French, to be followed by the zouves then line infantry/heavy cavalry and artillery.

Overview of the battlefield. The river on the far side of the road is the boundary - ignore everything you see on the far side!

The pavilion serves as a good Victorian folly in front of the country manor. It is defended by a line battalion Acting as a flank guard.

Brewery and road defended by by a fusilier battalion and line battalion. The road has been protected by some improvised barricades (sort of). The moulds in the background show my dilemma - I can set up for casting or gaming, not both.

The French cavalry make their appearance.












6 comments:

  1. These fellows really fit with the buildings, esp the bandstand! Looks really good.

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    1. Yes, I'm pleased I've found a use for the bandstand. Obviously this scenario is just a starter to see how various rules work... next installment will demonstrate I'm going to have to do some tweaking.

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  2. Figures and scenery go together really well.

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    1. The buildings do work well. The trees are Chinese - very cheap and fit in well with 'toy' soldiers.

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