EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Friday, September 21, 2012

Battle of Wentworth Pass - Teaser

The Dowager-Queen's Army waits. The Light Infantry on the tray at the back of the table aren't really there. They are secretly lurking in a wood elsewhere on table. Shhhhhh..

Scenario 1 from Wargames for All Ages by Stuart Asquith and Charles Grant. When push came to shove, despite rumors, the old King's & Royal Companies remained loyal so the Queen's army consists of: The Queen's Germans, Capt. Picard's Company of Pensioners, The St. Lambert Militia, the St. Lambert Volunteers Light Infantry and a gun of the Foot Artillery.  Having noticed once again that Army Commanders are allowed a cavalry escort, half a squadron of Carabiniers has been assigned to General Bothwell until a permanent escort is raised.

5 comments:

  1. Just checking I've got this right. So this is Blue force for 'Attack On A Prepared Position" using Charge!? With three 30ish-man line regiments, about 15 light infantry and a one-gun battery?

    Haven't played the scenario myself, interested to see how it goes.

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    1. Yes, yes and sort of. I took the 3 scenario units as 3 x 70 pts = 210 then using standard charge companies organized as per the campaign setting came up with:

      Queen's Regiment (2 companies) 2/3 x 150 = 100 pts
      Pensioners (1 company) 1/3 x 150 = 50 pts
      Militia Battalion = 65 pts

      For a total 215 pts. Including officers etc it comes to about 90 figures in 3 units but 40, 20 and 30 respectively.

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  3. The Queen's secret is safe with me. Table and troops look good - I do like the old school hills.

    Cheers
    PD

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    1. They fit the semi-flats particularly well. This are all off-cuts from having shortened my shelves 2 years a go. There are some not quite square ends which can make assembling multi-piece hills a bit of a bugger. Something for the winter.

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