giovedì 22 giugno 2017

Double Line June, 15 2017 – Play test Meeting at the creek bend

Last Thursday we tested a new scenario for "double line"; the ACW rule system wrote by Paolo M. The scenario was a multiplayer game with four players plus the support of Paolo.

I want point out that all miniatures in the post are not painted by me but by "La Piccola Armata" members. 

The initial deployment is particular because the idea is that the armies arrive on the field in a random way. Starting from Union troops, each player deploy a brigade placing it 1d6 x 5 inches from his table side. The obj is to control (by the 12th turn) the field on the middle of the table.

After the deployment the table appears as in the photo below. The obj is the green field on the center


Confederate started close to the obj and tries to push back the Unionist left wing 



On the Union front the right wing and the center advance while the left remains steady 




Some Louisiana batteries try to demoralize the Unionist left wing but unfortunately without great success


Union centre advance while ...



... the left rebel wing is repelled but new reinforcement are arriving




Near the obj the struggle becomes hard but Unionist troops maintain the control



The commander of the left rebel brigades decided to split his forces hoping to regain the obj but ...



... in this way are easy target of the Unionist troops




Final position after 12 turns. Union victory


lunedì 19 giugno 2017

Battle of Katzbach - June 10 and 16, 2017


Last Friday two of my club mates finished to play the battle of Katzbach. They played the battle in two different days because they were testing a new rules book: "Over the hills". 

In this post I will not done a review of this rules system because it is possible to find it a better recension in my friend's blog (JJ's Wargames blog). I'll publish some pictures of battle scenes and details of the fight to help someone that wants to re-produce it with the same rules system. 

Battle of Katzbach was fought on August 26, 1813 in Poland. It was an angagement of the Napoleonic Wars between the forces of the First French Empire under Marshal MacDonald and a Russo-Prussian army of the Sixth Coalition under Prussian Marshal Von Blücher.


The battle of the photos below is fought between Ezio (Sixth Coalition) and Alberto (French). The scenario was adapted from General de Brigade and considers only the struggles of the right Allied wing.


Miniatures are 15mm and they are painted mainly by Alberto F. and some of them by Filippo G. The table and the army lists (that it is possible to find at the end of the post) are prepared by Ezio



The initial deployment



The Prussian troops start trying to take the control of the hill with the cover of the artilleries




On the right, Prussians maintain the line thanks a cavalry charge




New French battalions are launched in the fight over the hill while Coalition artillery blocks the left French wing





At the end the Prussians take the hill ...



... the French pull back towards the river while the Russian reinforcement in on the road




Below the details of two Prussian units ... I'm sorry for the wrong direction of some miniatures of the column 




Final position ... The Coalition wins the battle as well as in the real history.



Below the Armies list



FRANCESI
Turno
Unità
Forza
Qualità
Basi
Fatica/SK
Regole spec.
Armamento
1
XI CORPO, McDonald (Poor)
10” 3 +0


(97/49, dal 2° 128/65, dal 3° 152/77, dal 6° 167/84)
1
Art. di Corpo, Batteria 12 lbr
8 cann.
Linea
2
8

12 lbr, Heavy Art.
1
1ª DIVISIONE
6” 3 +0


(50/26)
1
Art. Divisionale, Batteria 6 lbr
8 cann.
Linea
2
7

6 lbr, Light Medium Art.
1
Simmer
3” 3 +0


(21/11)


1
I / 22° Leggero
720 u.
Linea
4
7B
Spec. Light Inf.
Moschetto
1
II / 22° Leggero
720 u.
Linea
4
7B
Spec. Light Inf.
Moschetto
1
10° Linea
720 u.
Linea
4
7C

Moschetto
1
Meunier
3” 3 +0


(22/12)


1
3° Leggero
720 u.
Veterano
4
8B
Spec. Light Inf.
Moschetto
1
I / 14° Leggero
720 u.
Linea
4
7B
Spec. Light Inf.
Moschetto
1
II / 14° Leggero
720 u.
Linea
4
7B
Spec. Light Inf.
Moschetto
1
DIVISIONE CAVALLERIA
6” 3 +0


(39/20, dal 6° 54/28)
1
Art. Divisionale, Batteria Cav. 6 lbr
6 cann.
Elite
1
8

6 lbr, Light Medium Horse Art.
1
Beurmann
3” 3 +0


(13/7)


1
10° Ussari
360 u.
Linea
4
6
Light Cavalry
Sciabola
1
Ussari Baden
360 u.
Veterano
4
7
Light Cavalry
Sciabola
1
Domanget
3” 3 +0


(18/10)


1
2° Lanceri
360 u.
Linea
4
6
Lancer
Lancia
1
11° Cacciatori
360 u.
Linea
4
6
Light Cavalry
Sciabola
1
12° Cacciatori
360 u.
Linea
4
6
Light Cavalry
Sciabola
6
Wathiez
3” 3 +0


(15/8)


6
23° Cacciatori
360 u.
Elite
4
8
Light Cavalry
Sciabola
6
24° Cacciatori
360 u.
Veterano
4
7
Light Cavalry
Sciabola
2
2ª DIVISIONE
6” 3 +0


(31/16, dal 3° 55/28)
2
Art. Divisionale, Batteria 6 lbr
8 cann.
Linea
2
7

6 lbr, Light Medium Art.
2
Brayer
3” 3 +0


(24/13)


2
I / Provisional
720 u.
2ª Linea
4
6B

Moschetto
2
II / Provisional
720 u.
2ª Linea
4
6B

Moschetto
2
III / Provisional
720 u.
2ª Linea
4
6B

Moschetto
2
IV / Provisional
720 u.
2ª Linea
4
6B

Moschetto
3
Charrier
3” 3 +0


(24/13)


3
I / Provisional
720 u.
2ª Linea
4
6B

Moschetto
3
II / Provisional
720 u.
2ª Linea
4
6B

Moschetto
3
III / Provisional
720 u.
2ª Linea
4
6B

Moschetto
3
IV / Provisional
720 u.
2ª Linea
4
6B

Moschetto



ALLEATI (PRUSSIANI e RUSSI)
Turno
Unità
Forza
Qualità
Basi
Fatica/SK
Regole spec.
Armamento
1
Corpo di YORK (Average)
10” 4 +1


(116/59, dal 2° 147/74, dal 3° 174/88, dal 6° 209/105)
1
Art. Russa, Batteria 12 lbr
12 cann.
Linea
3
10
½ CB+1 when firing
12 lbr, Heavy Art.
1
1ª DIVISIONE
6” 4 +1


(96/49)


1
Mecklenburg
4” 4 +1


(38/20)


1
I/1° Est Prussian Musk.
640 u.
Linea
4
6C

Moschetto
1
II/1° Est Prussian Musk.
640 u.
Linea
4
6C

Moschetto
1
1° Est Prussian Fusiliers
640 u.
Veterano
4
7B
Spec. Light Inf.
Moschetto
1
I/2° Est Prussian Musk.
640 u.
Linea
4
6C

Moschetto
1
II/2° Est Prussian Musk.
640 u.
Linea
4
6C

Moschetto
1
2° Est Prussian Fusiliers
640 u.
Veterano
4
7B
Spec. Light Inf.
Moschetto
1
Lobenthan
4” 4 +1


(27/14)


1
I/6° Silesian Landwehr
640 u.
Coscritti
4
5C
Poor Shots, Militia
Moschetto
1
II/6° Silesian Landwehr
640 u.
Coscritti
4
5C
Poor Shots, Militia
Moschetto
1
III/6° Silesian Landwehr
640 u.
Coscritti
4
5C
Poor Shots, Militia
Moschetto
1
IV/6° Silesian Landwehr
640 u.
Coscritti
4
5C
Poor Shots, Militia
Moschetto
1
Batteria 6 lbr
8 cann.
Linea
2
7

6 lbr, Light Medium Art.
1
Brigata di Cavalleria
4” 4 +1


(7/4)


1
Ussari del Brandeburgo
360 u.
Veterani
4
7
Light Cavalry
Sciabola
1
Donnersmark
4” 4 +1


(24/13)


1
West Prussian Dragoons
480 u.
Linea
6
9
Heavy Cavalry
Sciabola
1
Ulani del Brandeburgo
480 u.
Linea
6
8
Lancer
Lancia
1
Batteria Cav. 6 lbr
8 cann.
Linea
2
7

6 lbr, Light Med. H. Art.
1
2ª DIVISIONE
6” 4 +1


(10/6, dal 2° 41/22, dal 3° 68/35)
1
Bieberstein
4” 4 +1


(10/6)


1
Cavalleria Nazionale
360 u.
Coscritti
4
5
Lancer
Lancia
1
Silesian Landwehr
360 u.
Coscritti
4
5
Lancer
Lancia
2
Zepelin (Guardia)
4” 4 +1


(31/16)


2
I / Leib Musketeers
640 u.
Veterani
4
9C

Moschetto
2
II / Leib Musketeers
640 u.
Veterani
4
9C

Moschetto
2
Leib Fusiliers
640 u.
Veterani
4
9B
Spec. Light Inf.
Moschetto
2
Guard Jagers
240 u.
Elite
2
4AR
Spec. Light Inf.
Moschetto rigato
3
Knorr
4” 4 +1


(27/14)


3
I/4° Silesian Landwehr
640 u.
Coscritti
4
5C
Poor Shots, Militia
Moschetto
3
II/4° Silesian Landwehr
640 u.
Coscritti
4
5C
Poor Shots, Militia
Moschetto
3
III/4° Silesian Landwehr
640 u.
Coscritti
4
5C
Poor Shots, Militia
Moschetto
3
IV/4° Silesian Landwehr
640 u.
Coscritti
4
5C
Poor Shots, Militia
Moschetto
3
Batteria 6 lbr
8 cann.
Linea
2
7

6 lbr, Light Medium Art.

Dipendente dal C. di Corpo
6
Neverosky (Russi)
3” 3 +0


(35/18)


6
Okhotsk Regt.
640 u.
2ª Linea
4
7C
Poor Shots
Moschetto
6
Kamtchatka Regt.
640 u.
2ª Linea
4
7C
Poor Shots
Moschetto
6
Odessa Regt.
640 u.
2ª Linea
4
7C
Poor Shots
Moschetto
6
Vilma Regt.
640 u.
2ª Linea
4
7C
Poor Shots
Moschetto
6
49° Jager Regt.
640 u.
2ª Linea
4
7B

Moschetto