Over the weekend, we had ourselves a Napoleonics game featuring Chris Caron and I running the dastardly French (and one unit of Irish allies) vs Mark and Rob's assorted British / Allies including Kings German Legion, Badeners (posing as Portuguese) and some Black Brunswickers. We kept things reasonable and had roughly 200pts per player, and thus 400pts per side. Laid out 2 static objectives (Lion statue and french supply cart) in the middle and would score 1 VP for each enemy unit broken. As ever, Video Battle Report is at the end. Enjoy!
View from the French side, you can see supply cart left middle and lion statue mid right.
We decided to deploy onto the table using orders. Hands up if you can guess whose entire Brigade failed its command rolls? I took a cavalry Brigade with 3 units of Horse and 2 Horse guns, and thus was not able to take advantage of 'Attack Column' Command bonuses!
Chris' Light Infantry command jeering the British from the supply wagon, waving the colours!
FINALLY my cavalry brigade comes on the board, but can only declare charges on the infantry and they form square. My Horse Guns, despite being within Cannister range, only on the last turn do would they finally break Rob's KGL line infantry. With Mark's Brigade below half strength from the town-side fire, the British -Germanic alliance would fall back and leave the field to the French. To be fair, Chris' infantry did all the heavy lifting. Still, great game, and it turns out we have enough models and terrain to play in Scott's absence. Looking forward to our next game, perhaps some Colonials?