Friday, 20 October 2017

Rearguard at Buckdorf ....

The vanguard of the Wittenberg army has reformed after being scattered by the Monrovian croats,  the next day they are back en route for Buckdorf...
As what's left of rest of the Monrovian army with its ordnance are moving back to Rumsdorf.  Some of the Monrovian army prepare to defend the town of Buckdorf ....
a regiment of cavalry is in position by the town, in front of the town some dragoons hold a small enclosure
to their right is an infantry regiment in another enclosure, with a forlorn hope defending the line of a small river...
 The Wittenberg advance guard deploys .....
After an initial exchange between the forlorn hope and the Wittenberg dragoons both sides re-group; a Wittenberg horse regiment crosses the small river and disperses the forlorn hope to their front...
the sound of musket fire in the distance is heard by the lead elements of the main body - the King brings up two regiments of foot to re-inforce the vanguard ....
the dragoons move forward again start to clear away the forlorn hope by the bridge ....
The reinforcements for the vanguard arrive ....
The Monrovian horse regiment moves up ....
and takes position between the enclosures as the Wittenberg troops cross the river ...
The Wittenberg horse clear the Monrovian dragoons out of the enclosure they were defending and set off in pursuit....
the Monrovian horse charges the Wittenberg horse regiment nearest them ....
after a fierce melee they break and are pursued ....
the Monrovian foot regiment in the other enclosure falls back in the face of growing opposition ...
meanwhile some Wittenberg horse break into Buckdorf ....
With the Wittenberg horse in Buckdorf the remaining Monrovian defenders withdraw as best they can...

A victory for Wittenberg, but the Monrovian rearguard has delayed their advance for long enough so that the remaining elements of their army and ordnance managed to get back to Rumsdorf.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Poswitz - the Croats revenge ....

Back to the campaign ....

After the battle of Kettelwitz the Wittenberg army camped on the other side of the town and rested for a day. With all the troops ready to move again, the army set off down the main road towards the border burgh town of Rumsdorf (via Poswitz and Buckdorf).

The vanguard secured Poswitz and as the lead elements of the main body of the army reached the town it moved off down the road towards Buckdorf ...

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The vanguard leave Poswitz....
 Monrovian croats wait to spring a trap ....
 The first unit of croats attacks the lead cavalry unit ....charging it in the flank ....
 as the vanguard starts to react, the rest of the croats charge home .....
 a unit of dragoons hit in the flank turn tail and the croats move on to attack the nearby horse regiments ....
 the lead horse regiment beset on all quarters routs .... another regiment of dragoons holds their ground as well as the second horse regiment ...
 the second Wittenberg horse regiment can't hold the croats and turns tail .....
 the Wittenberg vanguard is in total disarray, most of the troops rout back towards Poswitz while a regiment of horse rallies ....
 the croats disengage and move off down the road towards Buckdorf .....

a Victory for Monrovia

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Sculpt and Cast - Polish Haiduk WIP ...

I've been working on a Polish Haiduk infantry figure for some time, have reached a point where it is now just about right...
I'll expect I'll tinker with it a bit before I get round to making a mould ....

Saturday, 7 October 2017

a message for the Cardinal ....

A messenger brings news of the victory over Monrovia at Kettelwitz to Cardinal Lazunarund...
and that the King is moving the army to the west in order to attempt to take Rumsdorf ...

Monday, 25 September 2017

Sculpt & Cast - chaps in tabards - first castings

I made mould recently, this one had two items - man in tabard on foot and as a rider; a couple of raw castings from first run of the mould....
a few issues, mostly from the masters and a couple from the moulds - some flash but not too much. I've started adding weapons on a some trial figures and fixing casting issues with green stuff as needed.

will get back to the Monrovia V Wittenberg campaign soon .....

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

At Alt-Wittendorf ....

Hofler, Scharfe and Fischer had missed the army muster but been enrolled as part of the town guard for Alt-Wittendorf, their job to patrol the streets and keep order.


The town square of Alt-Wittendorf ....
 the local militia guard the bridge ....
Limburger tells Hofler that he has seen a group of ruffians on its way into the town ....
 the ruffians enter the town square ....
Limburger reports the ruffians to the militia captain ....
Hofler and Fischer move round behind the market cross .....
Scharfe confronts the leader of the ruffians ..... while some of them steal food off the tables in front of the Red Lion ...
 One of the ruffians attacks Hofler .....
 Scharfe jumps up onto a bale .... Hofler has deflected the attack of the ruffian, but Fischer is wounded and fighting bravely....
a bystander shouts a warning to Scharfe who jumps off the bale to face a ruffian who has come up from behind him ....
Hofler kills one of the ruffians ...
the ruffians start to back off ..... Scharfe follows ...
 the militia from the bridge guard have reached the square .....
a couple of shots from the muskets of the militia and the ruffians run back down the road, watched by Hofler and Scharfe...
Fischer lies badly wounded behind the market cross. The ruffians have been ejected from the town ...

[
1. A small game to try out the Eureka Miniatures 'One for All' free rules for the fighting between Hofler, Scharfe, Fischer and the ruffians
2. the main playing surface uses vinyl floor tiles - which I can't seem find anymore of in the local DIY emporiums.
]

Saturday, 9 September 2017

To Safety ....

After losing the battle of Kettelwitz, the King of Monrovia with his lifeguard of horse and some dragoons rides west towards the border and the safety of the burgh town of Rumsdorf