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1813 Napoleonic Age of Eagles 15mm Battle (October 2013)

Organised by Mark, Paul B and Thoran

This was our first 15mm Napoleonic game using AoE.
Paul B, Mark and myself (Thoran) have been building 15mm armies using Old Glory, Minifigs and AB miniatures.
Mark has painted a large French army together with a few Prussian and Russian brigades and batteries.
Paul has painted a goodly number of Prussians and I have have a few Russian infantry and cavalry brigades and a number of batteries.
A battlefield was set up and we deployed our forces and had at it, with Michael and Mark as the French and Thoran and Paul as Russo-Prussian.

Russians advancing

French Cuirassiers

Russian horse and foot batteries with Cuirassier and Dragoon brigades in support
French heavy cavalry advancing

The French

The French cavalry on this part of the field spent most of it's time in column and unable to charge
Russian Cuirassiers to the front. The infantry had trouble getting out of column and into Masse. The leading brigade has so far the other two did not for a few moves

This Russian brigade remain in column and did not move for a few moves as the French Old Guard advanced

French Cuirassiers and Old Guard infantry taking out Russian Horse artillery
Russian hussars has failed in their charge onto French Old Guard infantry but the French Cuirassiers just did not want to charge

Russian Cuirassiers ready to charge the French infantry

Prussian Lancers taking on French Lancers on the Allied Left Flank
French brigades in the Centre

Russian Cuirassiers have charged the French Line Brigade

The French Old Guard have broken into the wheatfield defended by the Russian artillery and two brigades of musketeers. The French Cuirassiers were pushed back out by the Russian infantry
The second Russian Cuirassier brigade with infantry support is pushing the French back

French Cuirassiers pushing back Russian Grenadiers

The French in the Centre continue to advance, what is their no one to stop them
The far Left Flank of the Allied line, the Prussians were getting the better of the French cavalry

The Russian infantry on the Allied far Right Flank were being push back by the French Old Guard

Russian Cuirassiers had to retire from the French Line infantry

Prussian infantry in the Centre, at last trying to stop the French

Really bad picture of the Allied Left
In the end the Allies gave it as a French Victory.
One Russian Dragoon brigade did give the French infantry and artillery on the French Left Centre a lot of trouble but it was not enough, the French had the overall upper hand.

this calls for a re-match in the new year.

Gettysburg Game July 2 1863, the Union Clears the Wheatfield (October 2013)

Organised by Jason

So Jason, Robert, Don, Paul C and Geoff played BP ACW for the October meeting.
Matter of fact they played two games, way to go guys.

Here are some pictures.

The Map
That's a mighty big hat

Move along, there's nothin to see here

They can't shoot at us now

Is that a stone fence

We have the road, let's hold here

Looks like you Yankees didn't bring enough guys

Give it to them boys

Can't see a thing

We have a stone fence, facing the wrong way

A whole lot of space to fill

We will just ride around and scare them a little

Wait to those Yankees see our fence

Rank after rank those southern boys won't stand

A little skirmish going on here lads

We will hold this fence for the South

Is that reb infantry in the flank of Reb infantry!!

Union infantry under fire from 4 Reb batteries

This Reb infantry under fire from Union guns

The Union artillery bangs away

These Union regiments have take a lot of punishment

The Rebs are under some heavy fire here

Looks like both sides are really giving it to each other