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SYW Big Bash

Posted by Ochoin on 10 Aug 2016, 08:49

The weekend saw our annual 2 day game at a local show. As I've mentioned once or twice before (!), this year's effort featured the SYW using our own rules.

Out of the nine years we've been doing this, the recent demo game was IMO our finest hour.
The table featured a scratch built star fort, excellent terrain, about 1300 figures (HaT & others) and an enthralling and historically plausible game.

I am pleased to report "A Glorious War" handled its first really large game quite seamlessly. The pace was fast & indeed, if we hadn't stopped to continually chat to the interested audience, it could have easily been wrapped up in a day.
And I am thrilled at the success of period tactics. On a lower level, Passage of Lines, Supported cavalry lines, limited skirmisher ability etc all worked.

And at a larger level, so did period tactics.

The French, somewhat slower in manoeuvre & with slightly more fragile units & qualitatively inferior command, had to defend their line, including the key town of Hamelin. The Prussians, led by Frederick himself, launched a classic example of the oblique order which pinned down much of the French army and overwhelmed the left flank defenders & took the town, thus gaining the victory.

As French commander, I marvel at the inexorable nature of the Prussian attack & even as a loser, I am glad I was a participant.


Just a teaser till I can upload more....

Dawn breaks...
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Star fort

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Posted by Ochoin on 10 Aug 2016, 20:34

The French taking position....Image

You can see the French commander, Prince Soubise, in red with entourage on the left.
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Posted by Ochoin on 13 Aug 2016, 08:55

In case anyone's interested, our OOB for the Prussians:

SYW PRUSSIANS

HQ
Frederich. King of Prussia
Lieutenant General V Winterfeldt (Wing Commander)
Brigadier ensuite

Infantry Brigade #1
G-M Manteuffel + ADC
Von Kreytzen Fusiliers (2 battalions) Second Rate
Von Treskow Musketeers (2 battalions) Line infantry
+ battalion gun

INFANTRY BRIGADE #2
G-M V. Mayer +ADC
Pannewitz Musketeers (2 battalions) Line infantry
Von Kaunitz Musketeers (2 battalions) Line infantry

Grenadier Brigade
G-M V Oldenburg + ADC
1st Standing Grenadier battalion grenadier
9/10 Combined Grenadiers grenadier
37/40 Combined Grenadiers grenadier
2/G-II Manstein Combined Grenadiers grenadier

Cuirassier Brigade
G-M V Zeiten + ADC
Von Brandenburg Cuirassiers Cuirassiers
Prince Von Prussian cuirassiers Cuirassiers
Bayreuth Dragoons Dragoons

Cavalry Brigade
G-M Seydlitz
Leib Cuirassiers [3rd regt] cuirassiers
Buddenbrock Cuirassiers [1st regt] cuirassiers
Malachowski Hussars battle cavalry
Reusch Hussars [5th] battle cavalry

Guard Grenadier Brigade
Lieutenant-general Prince Ferdinand von Preussen
Grenadier Guards Guard
III/15 Guard Grenadiers Guard
Guard Jager zu Fuss #1 Line infantry
Guard Jager zu Fuss #2 Line infantry

Infantry Brigade # 3
Major-general von Wedel
Musketeers (2 battalions) [13th Itzenplitz)
Converged Grenadiers 1/23 Weddell
Converged Grenadiers 37/40 Manteuffel


Cavalry Brigade
G-M V Geist + ADC
Von Seydlitz Hussars battle cavalry
Von Belling Hussars battle cavalry

Frei Korps /1
G-M Mollendorff +ADC
Brandes Fusiliers (1 battalion) Second rate
# 3 Garrison Regiment (2 battalion) Second rate
Von Noble Frei Korps Light infantry
Von Kalben Frei Korps Light infantry
Von Kleist Jager Light infantry

Frei Korps/2
G-M von Rauch
Bosniaks Skirmish cavalry
Volunteer Bosniaks Skirmish cavalry
Frei Korps hussars Skirmish cavalry


Artillery
1 X Heavy gun
4 X Field guns
1 X Field gun (Howitzer)
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Posted by Ochoin on 13 Aug 2016, 08:56

And the French:

French SYW OOB
ARMY COMMANDER
Prince de SOUBISE
Maquis De Poyanne (Wing Commander)
+ ADC
+ 2 Brigadiers en suite
+ escort (1 sq)

INFANTRY
Field Brigade 1
Brigadier GASTON +ADC
2 X Line Infantry Battalions (Piedmont) Line infantry
2 X Line infantry (Royal Rousillion) Line infantry
1 X battalion gun

Etranger Brigade
Brigadier Monsieur de CHEVERT +ADC
1 X Etranger infantry battalions (Royal Eccossais ) Line infantry
2 X Etranger infantry battalions ( Anhalt) Line infantry
1 X Etranger infantry battalion (Eptingen) Line infantry
1 X Battalion gun

Grenadier Brigade
Brigadier Marquis d”Poysanne +ADC
4 X Grenadiers Royaux ( Solar, Chantilly, d’Aulans, De Bergeret) Grenadier
1 X Grenadiers de France battalion Guard
1 X Battalion gun

Field Brigade 2
Brigadier LE SEUR + ADC
2 X Line Battalions (d’Charmond) Line infantry
2 X Line Battalions (Le Reine ) Line infantry
1 X Battalion gun

Field Brigade 3
BrigadierD’ANSON +ADC
1 X Line infantry Battalion (Couronne Regiment) Second rate
2 X Line infantry Battalion (Poitu Regiment) Second rate
1 X Grenadier Battalion ( Garde Lorraine) Grenadier

CAVALRY
1st Brigade
Duc De PERIGORD + ADC
3 X Cavalry regiments ( Maestre de Camp General, Lusignan, De Vienne) Cuirassier

2nd Brigade
Chevalier Du NIKOLAY + ADC
3 X Cavalry regiments ( Du Roy, Saint James. Wurrtemburg Etrangers) Cuirassier

Dragoon Brigade
Marquis D’ARMENTIERES + ADC
2 X Dragoons ( Royal, Beauffremont) Dragoon

LIGHT TROOPS
Light Brigade
Brigadier SAINT GERMAINE + ADC
2 X Light Infantry (Arqubusiers de Grassin, Chasseurs de Fischer, Volunteers d’Flanders)
1 X Hussars (Bercheney) (7 sq) skirmish cavalr
..
ARTILLERY
1 X 24 pound gun Heavy artillery
1 X 18 pounder Howitzer Heavy artillery
2 X 8 pounders Field artillery
1 X 6 pounder
2 X 10 pound howitzer Field artillery
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Posted by Peter on 13 Aug 2016, 20:53

Show us more pictures from the game and the figures! Please! ;-)
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