Monday, 29 October 2012

Winter Quarters - play test - results


Time to apply some theory to the results, it being the Age of Reason after all...

S = Stand fast 
M = Move  
F = Fire  
C = Charge 
Rt = Retreat/Rout
R = Rally
D = Destroyed

Battle of Leffe Abbey – Army Red-Electorate


Regt
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Strength
HQ

S
M
S
S
M
M
M
S


4/4
Han HG

M
S
S
M
M
S
C
R


7/9
Blk Bay

S
S
M
M
S
M
C
R


7/9
Dgns

S
M
M
F
F
M
C
R


4/6
Inf Bde

S
S
S
S
M
M
S
M


2/3
Gds

S
S
S
S
M
M
F
M


18/20
Brls Ble

S
S
S
M
M
F
F
M


14/21

3rd
S
M
M
F
F/Rt
R
M
M


10/21

4th
S
M
M
F
F
F
M
M


13/16
Can 1

M
F
F
F
M
S
S
S


1/1
Can 2

M
F
D
-
-
-
-
-


0/1

Mor 1
F
F
F
F
F
F
S
S


1/1

Mor 2
F
F
F
F
F
F
S
S


1/1

Total = 1 Cannon destroyed/32 Figs lost (including gunners)

11 turns of infantry firing out of a possible 40
16 turns of artillery firing out of a possible 32



Battle of Leffe Abbey - Army White-Lily


Regt
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Strength
HQ

S
S
M
M
S
M
M
M


5/5
Bv Cur

S
S
M
C
-
-
-
-


0/8
Art Dg

M
M
F
F
F Rt
R
F
-


O/9 - 2 Cap
Pic Dg

S
S
S
S
M
M
F
F -


0/9
Inf Bde

M
M
S
S
S
S
S
M


2/2
Lang

M
S
M
S
F Rt
R
F
F -


0/23
Dillons

M
M
S
S
S
Rt
R
M


9/18
Berwick

M
M
S
S
S
S
S
M


14/14
Can 1

F
F
F
F
F
M
M
D


0/1
Can 2

F
F
F
F
-
-
-
-


0/1

Total = 1 Cannon destroyed + 1 Cannon captured/4 Colours lost/2 prisoners/63 figs lost (including gunners)

9 turns of infantry/dragoon firing out of a possible 40
9 turns of artillery firing out of a possible 16

5 comments:

  1. Interesting stats table my good sir.I must confess I had not thought to do this myself.I look forward to your post battle reflections here over a tankard of mulled ale as the nights get longer...

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  2. A most entertaining battle, sir ! In analyzing the results, are you satisfied with the effectivess of the artillery fire ? In reading through the battle posts, the overall impression is that it seemed quite deadly.

    Aside from cannister, my take has been that field artillery represented more of a nuisance value in the early 1700's once a battle got well under way, primarily due to lack of mobility. But then, scant consolation to those beheaded by bounding cannon balls. Perhaps I mistake my history here.

    Kudos for the attractive and surprisingly effective mix of figures you've employed. Unlike later eras, the scarcity of 54mm offerings early 18th Century represents a challenge, one you've met most creatively.

    I'll repeat a previous recommendation for the Peipp Miniaturen Dresden "45mm" WSS figures. I think you took it as an invitation to embark upon an entirely new scale. My point was they are somewhat over-scale, hence could mix in plausibly with your project, at least for command figures here and there. The mounted generals are really quite splendid. Some size comparisons here on my blog:

    http://castlesoftin.blogspot.com/2012/08/peipp-miniaturen-dresden-45mm-toy.html

    Best regards,
    Steve

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  3. Many thanks indeed - and I will check out the figures - especially as they are on the larger scale. What do you think about Mortar fire effect?

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  4. Uncle Toby,

    You're quite welcome.

    As to the mortars, they were used almost exclusively during sieges, at least so says Chandler. But in any case, if your objective is to have fun with toy soldiers in the spirit of Little Wars - who cares ?

    Regards,
    Steve

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  5. Many thanks - and I quite agree about the sieges - although I have a remembrance of mortars being used at Landen? And Frederick the Great used them in the field. I think the new rules make them too deadly - and need to be more random in effect. Sometimes going off - sometimes not/sometimes being devastating - sometimes not...

    with a similar effect for grenades.

    But the aim is to have fun, like Toby and Trim - and not get too obsessed! Ahem, may be a little late for that....

    Very best wishes, as ever




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