THE INDEPENDENT WARGAMES GROUP.
Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
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Sunday, 15 November 2015
To more pleasurable things, a re fight of Kunersdorf.
Anyway, thankfully getting away from the unpalatable realities of modern life. Yesterday Colin very kindly staged a refight of the Battle of Kunersdorf, the next battle in our refight of the Seven Years War. As I have touched upon previously, my wargaming had been curtailed due to me taking up temporary gainful employment, so I was really looking forward to a damned good thrash. I really thought Colin had pulled out all the stops for the set up, which was a devilish problem for both sides.
I wont comment very much on the actual re fight, as I know Colin will no doubt provide a far better, and more detailed account, as is his due. Anyway, refusing to fight for the Prussians, I took command of the Russians, with Colin, whilst facing the two Johns. The rules of choice were Blackpowder, with the usual add ons re generalship and troop types.Needless to say the Russian high command was not of the best, with hesitant and timid used to describe most of their generals.
Prussian fusiliers, who were to learn that pink is not a good colour to wear. They subsequently routed.
Austrian reinforcements, arrive, to stand about.
John the Reds first attack against the unfortunate troops of the Observation Corps. [ Not the best troop types ]
Down to the right, is one of my Russian Grenadier regiments, who attempted to counterattack. The unit was to rout quite quickly against Prussian firepower. Im afraid it was not to be a great day for the Russians, as the whole army collapsed after a refight of five hours. I thoroughly recommend this battle as a scenario to re fight, there are several tactical problems to cope with for both sides. Anyway, a great game, and a great refight.