|Me on the table. |
A 15mm Battle Honours FRW Austrian General that I painted back in the late '80s/early 90's but who now fights for Jeff. The stand with him is the remnant of a brigade about to launch a final Death or Glory charge.
Jeff had the Battle of Raab set up in 15mm for Commit the Guard. These are a set of army level rules with Brigade sized units for play on hexes. It was only my 2nd time with the rules but I'm starting to get a handle on them and they flowed well and provided an enjoyable game with a reasonable feel.
Its also a set with upside down dice, which is to say that 1's are good, 6's bad. I like to think my tactics were appropriate but I'm afraid that what would have been a horrible dice day with many rules, turned 'appropriate' into 'brilliant'.
|Reviewing the rules before we start.The hex mat was homemade by Jeff.|
In any event my mostly militia light cavalry managed to successfully defend the river crossing against superior numbers of France's Italian minions and Elite French cavalry. Technically we were only halfway through the wargame scenario when we had to call it but it ended with a bang when my leader led the remnants of one of my regular Hussar brigades forward routing a French cavalry brigade through an Italian Brigade formed in Square and following up to disperse the infantry as well, wiping out the last French bridgehead in my sector, but dying at the head of the exhausted Hussars.
|Late afternoon, just before the second French offensive established two short live bridgeheads on their right flank.|
An excellent day with friends and miniatures.