Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Grand Duchess' Coach: A Replay of a Classic Scenario


A replay of a classic scenario is in the works here at the Lead Gardens. This is the "Wagon Train" scenario from CS Grant, using only cavalry and light infantry units for a change of pace...Klein Krieg at it's best!

First some pics of the grand Duchess' coach and four (castings from Eureka miniatures) led by her Polish Uhlanen coach guard followed by a small detachment of Hussars forming a color party. The coach itself is closely guarded by a picket of 3 picked Red Croat sharpshooters (who have a better hit chance than normal light infantry)...followed by a unit of Grolstein regular dragoons. Following on a turn later is the rest of the Hussar unit.

An overview of the Coach escort column.
In the lead, the Uhlanen mercenaries, (favorites of the Grand Duchess...)


Across the table, Grostein Curaissiers in their start positions...heading to meet the coach column... though they will not move until turn five.  














The Bleiherzen ambushing force, is comprised of the newly formed Colonel Volger's Freikorps...


Plus a squadron of the the Kushchen Black Hussars...

and 2 squadrons of the Konigswald Dragoons...


and, an overview of the Bleiherzen right wing who's orders are to block the road and destroy the Grolstein head of coulumn, while Volger's men attack from the flank to capture the coach.



.....more in part 2...


7 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

Looks a fun game ahead- excellent set up and I can't wait for part two...
Alan

Der Alte Fritz said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how this scenario plays out.

Bluebear Jeff said...

I've played a "Wagon Train" scenario three times . . . and had a good time each time.

You seem to have an interesting variation of it here . . . it will be fun to watch it develop.


-- Jeff

Capt Bill said...

Let the adventure begin...

tidders said...

Interesting scenario

-- Allan

A J said...

Gorgeous figures, and a promising situation. I especially like the Uhlanen.

rob3rod said...

Im embarassed to say that after seeing your ulhans I have had to buy a regiment, I thought you had done such a great job on them.
Well done by the way on the Von Kleist figures.
Robbie