(Note 03/04/15 - I have added some more photos at the bottom of the post)
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A game using MauriceI had another game with the 40mm figures at the club again on Tuesday, and took a few photos. This time I managed two decent shots before the flash came on without me noticing.
This time we played with the Maurice rules, basing to these rules and Field of Battle is pretty much identical, so we use them for either, depending on what we fancy.
We used every one of the 17 new range infantry units I have managed to paint. The armies represented Austrian (with some Russian help) and Prussian (with Saxons). For those of you who use Maurice we added some national characteristics as follows:
- Austria; 'Artillery Acadamy' and 'Cavaliers' giving them an edge in artillery and cavalry.
- Prussia; 'Lethal Volleys' and 'Oblique Order' making their infantry both more maneuverable and more effective in the firefight.
Unfortunately I did not take enough photos to track the progress (I always get too tied up in the game), however a rough sequence of events was:
- The preliminary Austrian bombardment with their 'superior' 4 guns was spectacularly ineffective.
- The initial Austrian infantry assault (the Austrains were the attackers) was driven back by the 3 Prussian guns, who must have had laser rangefinders. (Including a second humiliating rout by the Russian grenadiers!)
- A Prussian cavalry attack around the Austrian left was driven back by an infantry line
- An Austrian cavalry attack around the Prussian left was initially successful but the stumbled up against some previously unseen bad ground (the ;'Not on the Map!' card being played and terrain placed in front of them).
- A final push of the Austrian infantry in the centre broke the Prussian army morale (we did not even realise it at the time as we had worked out the break points wrong), but only by 'beardy' use of the last cards by the Prussian.
Overall result, a very enjoyable draw.
Austrian infantry centre ready to go (grenadiers confidently marching out to their doom in the distance).
Prussian infantry and guns waiting for the assault.
Guns on left of Prussian centre (Karoliners painted as Prussian)
Austrian artillery firing without bothering loading the balls (Karoliners painted as French - waiting for new SYW artillery!)
Hungarian infantry assault Saxon grenadiers - result was misery for the Hungarians.
A view from behind the Austrain centre,
And then I forgot to take any more photos!
Some more photos..................
And as a play - how about black and white?