Sunday, March 13, 2011
The Grand Duchess' Coach: Part 2
Overview of the fourth turn....the raiders appear!
Colnel Volger's Freikorps in their first action, advance smartly to engage the column escort.
The Bleiherzen center moves to block the head of the coulumn, the Kuschen hussars on the left, and 2 squadrons fo the Konigswald Dragoons on the right.
The Grolstein rearguard moves quickly to cover the right flank.
Volger' Freikorps begins the affair with an exchange of musketry at long range. In this game I give the Croat sharpshooters an extra pip on the die to hit.
Croats returning fire...while the coach driver frantically hunts for a weapon...
In the center the two cavalry forces close the distance in preparation for a charge.
...as the cavalry clash begins in earnest, Volger's Freikorps tops the crest of a small ridge and peppers the column escort with well aimed fire...the jagers are under strict orders not to fire on the coach itself.
meanwhile on the Bleiherzen right, a large body of Grolstein cuirassiers thunders down the road to the rescue.
to be continued...
(...also continuing are some ebay sales of some SYW Austrian cavalry and a fine unit of Hungarian musketeers: LINK and LINK and LINK )