In the last two months Ezio, Riccardo, Giancarlo and Alberto tested the new rules included into Black Powder supplement “the clash of Eagles”. They played several battles and they took many photos so I decided to write a kind of report for one of their clashes.
The match is a generic scenario between Russian and French troops (810 points each); the miniatures are 15mm on a table 180x120 cm.
Riccardo commands the French hordes while Ezio the Russians.
The initial deployment
Some details of French ...
…and the Russian troops
Russian player decides to take the control of the strategic wood in the center of the table as first move
French commander replies moving forward his troops
Ezio moves the Russian cavalry and artillery on his right wing trying to encircling the enemies
Riccardo advances with his infantry till the wood and launches his cavalry against the Cossacks
On the left of the French formation the Russian cannons try to block the Napoleon’s troops advance but they are forced to retreat
On the center the struggle becomes ferocious and the Russian player send reinforcement
On the French right, the cuirassiers breaks the Cossack’s resistance while the infantries continue to push
All players continue their fires but …
… at the end French take the control of the wood
The battle continues in the center and …
… even if Russian cavalry forces a French battalion to order the square formation … the Russians are forced to retreat
As I told at the beginning of the post my mates played also other battles during the summer … below a little selection of some photos taken. This time the armies were 1,000 points each