Thursday, 26 December 2013

Boxing Day Game - Black Powder

Todays game was a trial run of the Black Powder rules.

6 Battalions of Saxon infantry, 1 cannon and 2 light cavalry squadrons versus 9 Battalions of Russian Infantry, 2 cannons, 2 Light cavalry squadrons and 2 Cuirassier squadrons.

The Saxons had to hold the line and prevent the Russians from breaking through. We decided that he Saxons would move into position  whilst the Russians Marched up the table.
Saxons fail their Command rolls with only the gun getting into position.
Russians advance

Saxon Cavalry attempt to buy time.
Russian Infantry close for the kill.

View from Russian lines.

 Saxon Cavalry are bounced. The Russian Cuirassier's then fail there command rolls for 6 turns!!?

 The first Russians assault and are only just held off.
 In the middle things were about to take a turn for the worse for the Saxons.
 General view of the Battlefield.
 The Saxons looking a bit thin.
The End is near.

Just a Shaken Squadron left of the Saxons, Game Over.

General views of the rules are that they are very vague and poorly written. It is a bugger to find the rules you need and it is very hard to read through them. They need a little bit of rationalisation and a lot more reading. Especially multiple combats and the Morale rules.

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