Thursday, 29 September 2011

Danzig 1807

Jolly good time had by all at Kriegs Hut game. I was sent, as I'd forgotten my camera, some piccies but all of the siege and not of the glorious French victory over the Russian relief forces! So, gentle ogler, you'll just have to imagine it....

Beautiful Danzig. Just off to the right my magnificent first move!

..and to the left of this you might have made out a staggeringly excellent infantry attack from my columns.

 Oh, and just behind this siege scene the tactical brilliance of my cavalry brigades right hook behind his infantry!..(not pictured)
 And the marvellous coup de grace of his artillery being slaughtered by my gallant cavalry...also not pictured
 How spectacular! How sublime! Yet, alas you can't see it, the glory, the cheers, the crisps!
 Needless to say..the French won again and my great victory was to be picked for the French team. You could say it was a frog gone conclusion.

All the same the Russian players did sterling work in an impossible (and I mean that sincerely folks!) position.

Auditions are now taking place for the next French victory.

Revolting Finale

It became apparent that this was the finale. Hard as it is to admit...this one goes to the Colonists. The ground was very close (in fact you could walk on it) and the Colonists moved too quickly. Our house rule was that due to the fact that the Americans broke if they stood (9 times out of 10) then they should rout three moves and automatically recover. In twenty moves the Colonists did a Jesse Owens and the poor old Brits just couldn't keep up for fear of it setting them off again.

Official British formations could operate in the slow, close country but just not fast enough.

The French Allies made a stand and were royally humped.

...but the ground got denser...

...and denser. What they really need in that country are roads!

Good game fellas, but rules as slow as the going.