Saturday, 20 October 2012

Winter Quarters - play test


The time has come to play test the new 'Vauban, Shandy and Frederick' rules - and the indoor arena of winter quarters suits the close action very well.  So over the hills and far way, to Flanders....

The battle of Leffe Abbey – 170? 


Royal Army of White Lily’s

HQ
Le Comte de Pave du Nord
The Bishop of Ultra-Montaigne 

Cavalry 
Bavarian Cuirassiers 
Dragoons Artois 
Dragoons Picardie

Infantry 
Regiment Languedoc

Irish Brigade

Brigade Staff – the Earl of Bally-go-Backwards
Dr Slop

Berwick 
Dillon (Green) 

Artillery

1 x Cannon
1 x Cannon

 Army Red of the Electorate

HQ

The Duke of Blankshire
The Reverend Yorick 

Cavalry 

Hanoverian Horse Grenadiers 
The Blankshire Bays

 Infantry

Brigade staff 
Brigadier Overly-Random

Gaaards 
1st Foot 
2nd Foot 
3rd Foot

Artillery

1 x Cannon
1 x Cannon
1 x Mortar
1 x Mortar

Train 

The Baggage – including Lady Blankshire

 Scenario

The 'White Lily' army of Observation has retired in the face of the superior Army 'Red Electorate'.

M Le Comte de Pave du Nord has decided to give battle near the ruined abbey of Leffe to slow down the Red advance.  He can therefore gain time for the defences of Hommelbier to be made ready.  He must defend for ten moves – and then retire.  His infantry is commanded by the Jacobite Earl of Bally-go-Backwards – a hasty fellow indeed.

His Grace the Duke of Blankshire must capture Leffe Abbey and destroy as much of the enemy army as possible.  He must protect his vital train and baggage from any damage as he moves to invest Hommelbier...

The Red centre is led by the cautious Brigadier Overly-Random – who must push hard today.



















4 comments:

  1. I look forward to reading the results!

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  2. My good sir,
    will there be etchings and battlefield sketches of the interior Field of Mars for our delight and edification?

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  3. I omitted to say under what gloriously Baroque names your soldiers fight.A splendid conceit indeed.

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  4. Sounds exciting , will be interested to see how the rules work.

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