24/10/2021 at 20:19 #163737
As the Wife is staying with Granddaughter I dug out my 20mm plastic SYW figures for a solo made up kick about.
Using my “On the Hoof” rules, French and Prussian armies face each other.
As I have no gaming table I put my gaming cloth over my bed, hence the name of the battle.
Europe 1750’s General Count Otto von Broomstick leads a Prussian army on a raid into territory controlled by France and army lead by the Marquis St Germain is also advancing into the same area.
Both armies clash on the open ground beneath pillow mountain. This is an encounter battle force onto both generals with little warning, the only order from high command is not to lose.
Not given a move by move account, I will let the photo’s do the talking.
The Prussians and French both advanced toward each other, firing and charging. The French had success on their left wing but in the centre and on the Prussian left the Prussian’s came off better. Capturing 2nd battalion St Germain’s flags and capturing General marquis St Germain at the later stages of the battle.
Overall whilst the Irish and Swiss battalion fought well, the French battalions had a run of bad luck.
On the Prussian side Prinz Georg grenadiers fought with valour and vigour breaking the French centre.
Whilst being held in a Prussian castle awaiting prisoner exchange General Marquis St German wrote his memoirs of the battle lost, explaining he was not on top form that day as having consumed half a bottle of Prussian red for breakfast it had disagreed with him.24/10/2021 at 20:55 #163748Jim WebsterParticipant
What better setting do you need 🙂
Looks like fun
https://jimssfnovelsandwargamerules.wordpress.com/24/10/2021 at 21:01 #163749MikeKeymaster24/10/2021 at 21:57 #163752Oh no….Participant
Ahhhh, the good old days when life was simple and carefree.25/10/2021 at 04:27 #163755kyoteblueParticipant
Great fun!!!!25/10/2021 at 11:18 #163766
Cheer for all your kind comments, it was nice to get my 20mm SYW stuff out.19/11/2021 at 13:55 #164851polymathswParticipant
Fantastic work!19/11/2021 at 15:31 #164854Sane MaxParticipant
Lovely looking in that scale too, which manufacturer is it, so I know if it’s your paintjob or I am missing a particularly nice product line? 🙂19/11/2021 at 15:50 #164859MikeKeymaster21/11/2021 at 15:39 #164959
Lovely looking in that scale too, which manufacturer is it, so I know if it’s your paintjob or I am missing a particularly nice product line?
Cheers Sane Max, the figures are Revell SYW Austrians and Prussians, also Zvezda GNW Russians and Swedish. You will be able to get them from here or ebay.22/11/2021 at 06:34 #164974Norm SParticipant
Lovely, the more I see of 1/72 the more I wish that the hard plastic revolution done in 28mm, would have been done at that scale instead. It would better suit my gaming space and my nostalgic view of wargaming.22/11/2021 at 08:20 #164979
Lovely, the more I see of 1/72 the more I wish that the hard plastic revolution done in 28mm, would have been done at that scale instead. It would better suit my gaming space and my nostalgic view of wargaming.
Cheers for your kind comment Norm, Zvezda plastic is fairly sturdy and Revell plastic whilst not as robust as Zvezda both after a coat of PVA glue hold up pretty well to the rigours of the gaming table. I concur I wish more figures were done in hard plastic, I see a plethora of fantasy figures released in hard plastic 28mm and loads in Napoleonic and ancient but few in 18th century. I suppose its all about popularity and business.21/01/2022 at 03:25 #167396Jay JavierParticipant
http://meninboxes.blogspot.com21/01/2022 at 05:29 #167397Konstantinos TravlosParticipant
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Axel Oxenstierna22/01/2022 at 15:29 #167463
Thanks for your kind comments and support.
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