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 Rumstadt

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Kettelwitz, the battle proper ....

continued from the previous post....

The Wittenberg army starts their advance ...
Cavalry clash on the left ....
 infantry move up into short musket range ....

cavalry action also starts on the right ....
following both sides exchanging musket fire, a Monrovian regiment falls back disordered ....
the cavalry melees continue on each flank


the Wittenberg infantry have closed the gap and are at push of pike with the opposition, one Monrovian regiment does not stand but turns tail and starts to run ....
the Monrovians battle line is holding their ground...
 a Monrovian cavalry regiment breaks and turns tail, the Wittenberg cavalry do not pursue ....
 another Monrovian infantry regiment breaks in the centre passing back through another one which joins them in their rout .....
the Monrovians just about plug the hole in the centre
 with their cavalry just holding their ground on each flank


All starts to unravel for the Monrovians ... the infantry on their left flank breaks, and the cavalry on their right flank does the same ....

 most of the cavalry on the Monrovian left flank manages to disengage  ....

with no real battle line left and their troops in full retreat or routing the Monrovian army has lost the battle.....

A VICTORY FOR WITTENBERG