Sunday, 3 April 2011

The Battle of Korbrucke 1755

 With the feint at Kirkhalle drawing von Bruckenheim away from the Teiner valley.Prince Johan advances rapidly up the valley meeting resistance at Korbrucke. Colonel Fandango of the Altstein Grenadiers is commanding.
 The Eisenburg-Essling forces advance.
 Cavalry to the fore.
 The guns are still on the west bank unable to cross south of Korbrucke.
 The Altstein cavalry advance to meet the enemy.
 And Fandango forms up his infantry.
 And advances toward Korbrucke.
 The Zvezda Grenadiers.
 The cavalry battle begins.
 Into Korbrucke.
 The Jager cross the Teiner.
 Fandango closes the trap.
 The Eisenburg guns are deployed.
 What a bottleneck!.
 Fritz von Essling back from exile leads the Ostburgers through Korbrucke.
 The Jager advance upon the guns.
 Into the lions mouth!.
 The cavalry fight is furious.
 The heads of the columns are knocked off by artillery and musket fire.
The Blues win the cavalry melees.

Through canister fire the brave Jager Company reach the guns and the crews surrender.

 A desperate melee between the Altstein Grenadiers and the Eisenburg-Essling infantry ends in defeat for the whitecoats.
 The Altstein (Meissen Dragoons) take casualties from the Essling Grenadiers.
 A fierce firefight begins : casualties shown by the dice.
 The Jager Company enter Korbrucke.
 The Eisenburg Dragoons are routed by the Meissen Dragoons.
 Who rally back behind the line.
 The firefight continues.
 After casualties are removed there ain't many left!.
 Captain Weingartners men shoot the battalion gun crew.
 Colonel Fandango prepares his remaining cavalry for the killing blow.
 The Altstein Grenadiers advance.
 Prince John George forms his firing line.
 The Jagers withdraw into cover.
 Eight more casualties is more then the Grenadiers can take.
 And eighteen casualties on the Eisenburg Musketeers routs them,they only managed four in response.
 Fandango ruthlessly unleashes his cavalry upon the routed enemy.
The dashing Prince is defeated and his army destroyed. The rebellion will be stamped out by the Altsteiners and order restored.

8 comments:

  1. What a battle it's shaping up to be. Glad to see things are back in action in your neck of the woods, Paul.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  2. Nice report and the terrain boards look great!

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  3. Thanks chaps,I've now added the rest of the photos to finish the story.

    It was a great game, about 5 months late though, I get distracted far too easily (see the other blog AK-47,Hyboria,Rapid Fire and other stuff).

    Thanks again,

    Paul.

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  4. Good to see you back in action Paul.

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  5. Another great battle - did the Dashing Prince escape? Can he recruit another army?

    Tremendous stuff!

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  6. Thanks lads,

    Conrad,it was a great battle with plenty of drama I must get another game in soon.

    Prince Lupus,time will tell but I did envisage the young Prince encarcerated in the Altsteinburg.

    Thanks again,

    Paul.

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  7. Great battle report and pictures

    --Allan

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