Yesterday at club we had a extended session, having the hall for the afternoon as well as the evening. A group of us arranged a large Napoleonic wars Black Powder game with Steve and Mike taking charge of a Russian, Prussian and Austrian alliance while me and Simon took charge of a large French force. We played on a 12 foot by 6 foot table using 1/72nd/20mm mainly plastic models, here’s some pictures of the table lay out.
Both forces had about 40 battalions of infantry, 12 regiments of cavalry and 12 batteries of artillery. We had decided that each force would hold one of the two built up area’s with a battalion of infantry with the objective for the game to hold yours and capture the enemies plus a extra objective was to take and hold the crossroad in the centre of the table, below are some pictures of the game in progress.
These were the last throws of the game, the French heavies did halt the allies but at this stage all my infantry brigades had been broken while Simon’s force was also in a bad way, the allies had been given a blooded noise but had taken the day. It was a great days gaming and a big thanks to Simon, Mike and Steve for making it so much fun :O).