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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.

19 comments:

  1. What a wonderful looking game!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Stokes,
      Colin did a fine job, and it was a hard battle.

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    2. Thanks Robbie, it was an exhausting day but highly enjoyable. I will get my full account on my blog just as soon as the internet starts behaving itself again!

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    1. I will let colin do the game justice. Especially when all the Prussians turn up.

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    2. http://carryingsonupthedale.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Robbie ,
    Looks good and you're still getting way more games in than me.
    Graham

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    1. And hopefully that will increase soon.

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  4. Morning Graham,
    Thats the trouble with being in figure management, when we see each other at Stockton work out some dates for a syw game I'm certain we can get one in before Christmas

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  5. Fine looking game indeed.
    All you retired gentlemen of leasure get in more games that I ever do. If I'm lucky I'll get in 1 more this year which means I might make double figures .... Ah well back to work- chap wants an army of 13th century Medievals ....

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    1. Yes Andy, but you are director of a profitable company.

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    1. It was a very interesting battle to have a go at.

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  7. Not all retired you know, although if i had lost Fredrick the Great again i may have had to!! it was a good game and certainly more challenging than the final result may have suggested

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    1. John,
      You lucky so and so. Never in the field of human toil, has a man thrown so many high dice.

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  8. A truly splendid array of figures. I've only ever read about Kunersdorf. I think I'm probably safe until someone comes along with a set of 18th century rules that I won't be able to resist.

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    1. Conrad,
      there are some great battles to fight in this period. None of them are cut and dried before hand.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

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