I've been reading some of the information on Wikipedia about the Polish-Swedish war of 1626-9. One battle that I thought I could use as a basis for a scenario was the battle of Trzciana (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Trzciana).
A Swedonian force has invaded Polonia, their rearguard has setup a position in and around a village. The Polonians assisted by troops sent by Wittenberg are following the Swedonian army and will attack the rearguard in force. Troops from the main body of the Swedonian army are led back to assist with the withdrawal of the rearguard
Objective: Swedonians to extricate the rearguard - saving the guns & dragoons and not incurring more than 15% casualties.
Table layout. (approx 7ft by 4ft):
The Rearguard: S1 & S2 - Two brigades of cavalry (a total of 4 units); S3 - 2 model guns/crew and a half unit of Dragoons. Reinforcements from Main Body:
- SR1 - 2 units of cavalry; arrive on table move 10
- SR2 - 2 units of elite cavalry led by the King of Swedonia; arrive on table move 7.
- PC1 - 2 units of Light cavalry/cossacks
- PC2 - 1 unit Winged Hussars, 2 Units of Pancerni; arrive on table move 5
- Wittenberg Allied cavalry - 3 units of horse, 1 unit of cuirassier; arrive on table move 8.
The Swedonian rearguard in position in and around the village ....
A victory for Polonia ...
Approximate Polonian losses - 10% of their cavalry.
A victory for Polonia, the Polonians have dislodged the rearguard but not destroyed it - once they re-group they can continue the pursuit; The Swedonians have lost their artillery and the rearguard cavalry is in on the run being covered by the King with the cavalry from the main body.