EXCERPT 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, February 22, 2019

Battle of Weeburg Day 1

Late in February, with both armies reorganized, reinforced and resupplied, the fighting resumed.

General Douglas pushed a small body of infantry and artillery ahead of the main body to seize the small crossroads town of Weeburg. The day was well advanced when the Rebel army finally appeared. (Rebel arrival times diced for by unit.)
The Grey Brigade arrived first and deployed on the double. 

After Rebel skirmishers were spotted, the Dominion artillery shelled the small wood in the centre.

Despite the late hour, the Rebels attacked. On their left, the 2nd Brigade come under effective fire  but pushed forward to envelope the Dominion flank.

Moving swifter than thought possible (chance card plus initiative flip), the Rebels managed to  flank the redcoats  but their attempt to take the ridge at the point of their bayonets was repulsed regardless

The sun was already sinking by the time the Grey Brigade began it's assault on  the West Ridge. 

Casualties were heavy on both sides but the Rebels did not have time to reorganize and attack the town before dark. Already the sound of bagpipes could be heard as the head of the Highland Brigade approached the battlefield.Both sides pulled back slightly and consolidated their positions to await the arrival of the main armies.

For sure, there was going to be a proper battle in the morning. 

8 comments:

  1. Great looking game Ross. I really like the look you achieved with no basing. Having based my 54mm figures in threes on 60 x 30mm part of me is tempted to take them off and return them to that toy soldier look. Decisions decisions...

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    1. These guys started as singles, feels good to have them that way again, but only 1/3 as many as 20 years ago!

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  2. We'll done the Redcoats for repulsing that sneaky flank attack. If the Highlanders are now here I don't give much for the chances of the Rebels tomorrow!

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    1. They have their own reinforcements at hand so we'll see.

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  3. Very interesting. You`ve created a game that is not only visually appealing but which pulls you into the plot with wild abandon. Thoroughly enjoyable. Thank you.

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  4. Wonderful stuff as usual Ross, what we are treated to here is unique among blogs :)

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