Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Battle of Weissenberg Part 2

Got a chance late this afternoon to play a few turns of the Battle of Weissenberg. I'm using "Black Powder" for the rules just to change things up and give a quick moving fight in between all the other things I have to do.


The battle heated up early when the Grolsteiners launched their combined grenadiers at the walls of Weissenberg stoutly defended by Colonel Gerlach's Jagers and an entrenched gun. The grenadiers were shaken by the intense fire and faltered under the walls...never getting into contact, they were soon in hasty retreat.

...almost simultaneously, a Grolstein brigade delivers a solid assault on the Bleiherzen right, and ferocious firefight erupts.


and finally the main Grolstein assault on the chateau in the center develops into a fierce melee arount it's walls...

...after three turns of melee, the Yellow grenadiers are turned out of the chateau and the battle turns in favor of Grolstein.

and just as things are looking grim for the Bleiherzener's, a squadron of Kuschen Hussars arrives on the scene and immediately charges a body of Croats who have enveloped the Bleiherzen main battleline...


...the Grolsteiners are frustrated after taking the chateau, with their infantry making little headway against the Bleiherzeners firm grip on the walled road beyond the chateau.

...and a final order from the Grolstein CinC for a charge of the Grand Duchess' cuirassiers seems too little too late...

...as the charge of the Hussars sends off both Croat light infantry units in full flight... and the infantry remaining just has no punch left to continue the fight and the win goes to the Koinigreich!

9 comments:

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

Neat battle description! And your photographs are really well done too where lighting, focus, clarity, and composition are concerned. My personal favorite is the first one of today's post, featuring the infantry in the gray coats with red facings.

Best Regards,

Stokes

tradgardmastare said...

Thanks for sharing your game with us and all the best for your summer project too!
Alan

Capt Bill said...

Absolutely the best!

abdul666 said...

So pleasant AAR and eye-candy! Thanks for sharing.

A J said...

Splendid and stirring action! Thanks for sharing.

The Ferrymen said...

Hi LittleJohn,
Very cool battle report, with beautiful figures. Thanks.
Regards,
John

littlejohn said...

Stokes, That would be the famed Musketeer Regiment Jahde...one of the Grand Duchess' oldest units, and veteran's of many a battle!

tidders said...

classicly nice; great battle

-- Allan

James said...

Nicely done. Thanks.