Attendance was a bit thin, primarily because quite a few of the members had been to Partizan in Newark with the 'Bloody Big Battles' Gettysburg game. So we were very fortunate that Dale made a huge effort to organise a smashing big game using some of his 28mm Napoleonics.
Now in common with most wargamers, there's a touch of Obsession, a soupcon of Megalomania and certainly an uncontrollable lead lust, so the game naturally was 'Big' - in keeping with the Auld Alliance, I took the French, tasked with defending a vital river crossing somewhere in Spain.
The rules used were General de Brigade, which I have played before, and they give a pretty good game, though to be honest, the initiative roll seems to be absolutely critical. Late in the game, the British had a series of rolls to win the initiative, and I was virtually steam rollered in one sector.
All in all a great fun game, thanks to my opponent, Chris, and to Dale for doing all the heavy lifting (literally!)
|A sleepy Spanish town, somewhere near the French border.
|On my left, one of my battalions routs in the face of a suicidal British charge across the river, The neighbouring French battery does great execution though.
|Chris moves up the Royal Scots in another suicidal attack, this time, French musketry drove it back.
|On my right the Brigade of Guards shrugs off enfilading French Horse Artillery
|French Dragoons hang about optimistically hoping to catch the Guards disordered by the river.