Its been awhile since I’ve played Black Powder but what with the big Waterloo game on the horizon I jumped at the chance when Mike offered his Austrians up for battle.
Mikes would be fielding 2 mixed Infantry Brigades each with 5 Battalions(1 Guard,1 militia,3 Line)plus 1 large mixed Battalion containing heavy cavalry Regiments back up with 3 infantry Battalions, I would have to break 2 of these to break Mikes force.
My force consisted of 3 Infantry Brigades each of 4 Line Battalions plus 2 Light Cavalry Brigades each of 2 Regiments, Mike would have to break 3 of these to force me to retire.
We set the table up with a ridge (3 hills) in the centre of the table we decided that the player who held the most of these by the end of the game, 10 turns would be the victor unless either side broke before.
Things were on a knife edge now I had 3 Brigades that were only one unit away from breaking while I was only 1 unit away from breaking the large Austrian Brigade and 2 away from another. There was plenty of shooting and combats going on across the ridge but when the dust settled 2 Austrian Brigades were broken while only 1 of the French.
What I absolutely awesome game, it was so close at the end and could have gone ever way, a big thanks to Mike for being such a great opponent here’s hoping we cross swords again sometime soon and thanks for the extra pictures i’ll put them up later in the week.