Saturday, 15 August 2020

Chocim 1621 - part of battle - disperse the attack

The Battle Of Chocim, was a combined siege and series of engagements between 2/Sep & 9/Oct 1621, between Polish-Lithuanian and invading Ottoman forces; for full description see....

An informative plan map of battle, with some useful info on (in Polish) can be found here...

I decided to setup my gaming table to run through a scenario based on an engagement on 7/Sep when a small force of Polish cavalry (Hussars & Reiters) dispersed a large Ottoman attack.  For the setup I used my 17C Polish troops, a couple of units form my 17C Pike & Shot collection plus my 18C Ottoman style army (which is usable for 17C). Almost all figures in use are my own home-casts.

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A view of part of the Polish defences.....

The Hussars, supported by Reiters, move out to attack the approaching Ottomans...

The Ottoman attack force ...

The Polish cavalry charge .....
The Hussars and Reiters smashed through the Spahis and then into the infantry - result attack in tatters and dipsersed.  

Not much of a challenging scenario, but a lot of fun to setup the table and to 'play with my toys'  😁




Sunday, 12 July 2020

The Tatars ....

All the Tatars now finished, including a couple of special command figures ... trying out formations 3 and 2 ranks of figures deep ...

The command group.....
on the move ....
useful addition to the collection, could be part of a Polish-Lihtuanian force or fight with Ottoman forces.

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Sample Tatars finished...

I've painted up three of the Tatars...
There are another 16 to do plus 2 additional command figures

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Two units of light horse....

Two units of light horse (no armour/carbine), for use in future games.  Both units comprise my own home-cast figures, fitted with Front Rank 28mm swords.


Monday, 25 May 2020

Wallhof - Moves 4,5 and end-game....

Move 4

On the Polish left flank, the cossacks attack the Swedish musketeers on the edge of the woods, while the cavalry melee continues - the Swedes have committed a fresh cavalry regiment attacking the Poles in the flank
 in the centre the Swedish infantry stand firm, although coming of worst in exchange of vollies with the Polish german infantry and fire from light cannon
On the Polish right flank the cavalry melee continues - the Swedes have committed a fresh cavalry regiment attacking the Poles in the flank here as well.
 Move 5

The cavalry melees on both flank are lost by the Poles, outnumbered and attacked in the flank, they rout with the cossacks and others trying to hold off the pursuing Swedish cavalry. The Polish german infantry in the centre now find themselves outmatched by the Swedish infantry.



A victory for the Swedish army

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Notes: 
1. Game Approximate overall casualties (end move 5), 
  • Swedish :  Total: 660; comprising Cavalry - 330 (11 figs), Infantry - 330 (11 figures)
  • Polish:   Total: 1320;  comprising Hussars/Pancerni Cavalry - 1050 (35 figs),  Reiters - 60 (2 figs), Cossack Cavalry - 90 (3 figures), German Infantry - 120 (4 figs)
  • As next move would be off the table - game ended. Although the Poles would have lost more men as they were pursued.
2. The Historical result was a Swedish Victory, with few casualties on their side and at least a 1000+ on the Polish side.

Sunday, 24 May 2020

Wallhof - Move 3

I am slowly getting through this game, a move every day or so. Would get through it quicker but I just enjoy sitting down and looking at the setup....

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The Polish attack on the left flank loses its impetus due to the effect of the Swedish infantry's musketry, the Swedish cavalry charge...
 The Polish 'german' infantry in the centre has moved up and are exchanging vollies with the Swedish infantry to their front....
 On the Polish right flank, the cavalry charge hits the Swedish cavalry....
the cavalry melees are draws on both flanks, the Swedes have held the Polish cavalry charge, can they beat them ?

getting to the critical part of the game now...


Friday, 22 May 2020

Wallhof - Move 2

In the centre, the Polish german infantry advance ...
while the Winged Hussars and Pancerni cavalry on the flanks approach the Swedish cavalry to their front...

 The Swedish infantry in the woods and the centre fire on the passing Polish cavalry thinning them out around their flanks and disordering them ....