Monday, 17 October 2016

Commands and Colors : Seven Years War

Today I set up a game of Commands and Colors and based the scenario on the battle of Lobositz. I used some of my 1/72nd plastic Imaginations toy soldiers to battle in the guise of Austrians and Prussians.
I sketched out some statistics and based the game on Commands and Colors Napoleonics.

 A view of the Austrian right flank.
 The left flank with units behind the Morellenbach.
 A view down the Prussian line, the Lobosch in the foreground. The Austrians started the battle strongly with a succession of good cards to batter the Prussian centre. But they became spent and the Prussians reinforced their centre before counterattacking and routing the Austrian centre.
 The Austrians finally begin to cross the Morellenbach.
 Last card of the game sees the Austrian artillery destroyed by the Prussian cavalry charge!.
 I enjoyed the game so much that I set up a fictional scenario with the same forces. Here are some shots of the set up...



 Once again the Austrians started strongly and were winning six banners to nil at one point. Then the pendulum swung...

 Which idiot deployed that cannon there!.

 The last card of this game saw Prussian musket fire smashing the Austrians.
 The Prussians won eight banners to six!.
 I love this game system, I really do.

PS I nicked this post from my other blog as I thought it might be of interest.