Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Polish V Ottomans: A Cavalry Engagement

 I thought I ought to get the tweaked Polish cavalry form the previous couple of posts onto the the table this year; so for the last game before Xmas, in a scenario loosely adapted from one of the 'Fire and Sword' books - forces from Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth will have to defeat an Ottoman Turkish force.

I used a cut down version of my 17C home-baked rules for a sort of 'fast play', to give a simpler game with this cavalry encounter; routed units and casualties removed as the game moved on...

---oXo---

The two armies initial deployment,  the Ottoman force ...


The Polish: Winged Hussars, Pancerni, Light Cav and Lithuanian Tartars


The light cavalry units on both side move forward....

they clash ......
in the centre the green unit of polish Light cavalry defeats and routes two units of Ottoman cavalry and is then met by another Ottoman light cavalry unit; the blue unit of Polish light cavalry are beaten and rout their place taken by a supporting unit of Pancerni...

The Ottoman cavalry move forward on their right and are met by some Tartars
And then receive a flank attack for a unit of Pancerni
The elite Ottoman cavalry join the fray, attacking the Pancerni
The elite Ottoman cavalry defeat the Pancerni
The Ottomans seem to getting the upper hand  .....
The Winged Hussars charge into the elite Ottoman cavalry... while the Tartars push on and into the next Ottoman unit...
The Winged Hussars practically wipe out the elite Ottoman cavalry unit and kill the Ottoman commander as well; then they move on into the next block of Ottoman cavalry, who hold the charge just ...

The Winged hussars regroup and are about to plough through the remaining Ottoman cavalry with the Tartars hitting them in the flank...

a bad day for the Ottomans

a win for the Polish

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