Sunday, 20 February 2011

Civil War Games

My old Chum Brian came round for a game of Warhammer English Civil War. I had sorted out the two armies into 2700 pt forces, and  as Brian was the guest, asked him to choose his force. He Chose Parliament, which obviously left me with the King!
Parliament's forces, with the London Trained Band in the Red, Greencoat Regiment in the Distance, and Rainbrows Regiment in the Foreground. Near the small hill are a unit of Curassier. Parliament also has a unit of Gallopers, a unit of Trotters, unit of Dragoons, 2 falconnetes, a Saker, and a unit of clubmen with Agitator, and a Master Gunner. Lead by the Earl of Essex, and with Oliver Cromwell as Lord Generall of Horse.

The King's forces, with gerards Regiment to the fore, with The Kings Lifeguard of Foote next to them, and Ruperts Regiment to the rear. In the Distance we see his Majesty with The Royal Standard and the Gentlemen Pensioners. The Royalists also have A Saker, one Falconnete, a Galloper unit, A trotter unit with Carbines, and a trotter unit with Heavy Armour, as well as a unit of Firelocks.
 The Game commences with an artillery fusilade from both sides.
and advances on both flanks. here we see the Carbine armed Trotter Cavalry supporting the Firelock companies advance. Opposing them are the Clubmen, misdirected by the Agitator, who after dithering for a move decides that it is best to move them off the Parliament base line!

Just in time Brian moves an officer to aprehend the seditious fool, and set the club men to better use!
 On the other flank Parliament's cavalry, supported by the Dragoons, blast the Royalist horse from the field, and move rapidly to the flank.

There are frantic maneuverings from Gerards, and Ruperts Regiments to bolster the flank, but Ruperts men falter, and a company of matchlocks flee the field, together with the Saker crew.
Gerrard's regiment are decimated by accurate Parliamentary gunnery. and, out of powder, the Kings troops begin to fall apart and flee.
Brian surveys the final act. Pleased with this days work! The King is Routed and Parliament carries the day.
 A great fun game. We will have to have more of these!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a good game. Keep the ECW reports coming.