Monday, 21 September 2020
Thursday, 17 September 2020
…despite two small ‘victories’ against the French in the previous 'few hours of this campaign' played out using the Osprey "Rebels and Patriots" by WillB as the French CO, the Nassau forces (historically a small German state adding its military force to Wellington’s Allied Army in 1815) had decided to fall back to this picked second position defensive hedge position beside a small woods to protect the hay of the nearby field from French use…
|The French dismounted cavalry advance against the Nassau defensive line along the hedge. The Nassau Lights are in the woods off-camera to the right. The hay stacks can be seen in the distance. |
The French...well, me actually...decided on the direct approach, to forego any firing as their carbines were less effective and not having the range of the Germans and their muskets, and lead with his two weakened dragoon companies; with the under-strength Elites - from previous casualties- on the right to face the Nassau Lights ensconced in the woods; and the 'foot' cuirassiers positioned close to the rear to be the ultimate fighting force to penetrate the Nassau line at the hedge.
|The assault goes in|
|The cuirassiers are in morale trouble indicated by the heavier strapped knapsack marker indicating permanent negative modifier and the plainer knapsack of a second negative.|
His elites were met with strong musket fire and quickly put hors-de-combat. The other French units advancing until, as a body, they all halted. (for all three units I failed their activations); however, the German musket fire was very ineffectual during this time (my 36 dice with no hits at all!).
While the dragoons finally took the low hedge, the Nassau 3rd Line Company calmly and without disorder, put a volley into the poor dragoons, all but destroying them. The remaining French were forced to concede due to casualties sustained overall, and had to withdraw.
Their horses will not dine on the hay tonight.
Monday, 14 September 2020
No big write up. Just a test of the new Blogger interface....
My French Napoleonic dismounted cuirassiers - converted from Perrys plastic offerings of the dismounted poses from their Dragoon box set. A photo shot of the foot cuirassiers, most of whom are without their heavy armour.
Saturday, 12 September 2020
Some shots of my cavalry from the 100 Days/Waterloo Campaign
All are plastic Perrys [with the exception of the Dutch horses which are Fireforge medievals] and with the Dutch and Belgians heavily converted by me.
Trying to come to terms with the new Blogger interface. However I did discover new edit tool which allows type directly on the photo. Very old, but new to me ...I am still a Luddite I must admit.