10 August 2008

Photo Update at End of Turn Eight

The picture really says it all. Despite some early small triumphs, General von Drosselmaier rolled low again and again when it came to hitting his targets and determining the number of casulties.

The Zichenauer battery inflicted lethal damage on the Von Laurenz Musketeers throughout most of the game.

Stollen's 4th (Trakehnen) Dragoons did manage to disrupt a flank attack by O'Malley's Irish grenzers during Turn 6 and Turn 7.

In Turn 8, General von Drosselmaier finally committed his reserve -- the Leib (Grand Duchess Sonja's Own) Grenadiers. But it may be a case of too little, too late.

The same might be said of Stollen's Jaeger Corps, which messed around in this copse for most of the game without contributing much to the unfolding military action around them.

When last seen, the remaining Von Laurenz Musketeers were fleeing up the postal road toward the Stollenian capital Krankenstadt.

As they did at Zollamtstadt last December, "The Newts" under Colonel Gussie von Finknottle enter their hard won objective, in this case the town of Pelznikkel. If General von Drosselmaier is smart, he'll begin withdrawing what's left of his army in Turn 9 tomorrow.


MurdocK said...

Looking very good there Stokes!

How do you feel now after a good tabletop action, the first in some time?

Fitz-Badger said...

Excellent pictures!
How did things go with the Tactical Chance Cards? As a solo player I'm especially interested to hear if they added to the enjoyment of the game.

Thanks for sharing this magnificent setup so the rest of us can enjoy it vicariously!

CWT said...
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CWT said...

Fantastic display! Excellent stuff, and it looks like a lot of fun. Good luck with Turn 9...

Bluebear Jeff said...

Oh oh. I come home from rehearsal only to discover that things have gone ill for the "lobster lads".

Perhaps Sonja's Own will save the day . . . at least I hope so. But it appears that General von Drosselmaier has not managed his forces as well as he might have.

How will Irwin-Amadeus II react to this may be critical to the survival of Stollen.


I hope that you will discuss what you thought of the rules in play. What you liked . . . or didn't care for, etc.

-- Jeff

A J Matthews said...

"A sad day for Stollenian arms! Hopefully General von Drosselmaier can achieve that most difficult of maneuvers, a withdrawal in the face of the enemy."

(Excerpt from a dispatch sent to the Grand Duchy of Hetzenberg from one of its gentleman travelers, Colonel Freiherr Bertram von Wuster...)

Andy Mitchell said...

What a great christening for your table. It was lovely to see the Erbprinz marching into battle (in the form of Grand Duchess Sonja's Own) in its usual impeccable style.

Stryker said...

That's excellent stuff Stokes!


tradgardmastare said...

fantastic and gripping to read. Keep up the good work.
p.s what do you undercoat your plastic figures with ? Some say plasticoate others acryllic spray - what are your thoughts?
best wishes

Snickering Corpses said...

In the picture of the Stollenian Jagers, the figure just right of center in the front rank....is that the same officer figure as the far left one, but with the weapon cut down to a sword?

Major Wittering said...

Inspiring stuff, and lovely photos.

I, too, would like to know how the chance cards influenced things.

And what happens next.......

Snickering Corpses said...

I have a suspicion the tactical chance cards may have impacted Stollen's performance. Perhaps part of the reason for the Jagers meandering about in the woods?

tidders said...

Excellent stuff Stokes,

nice to see your superbly painted figs doing their thing on the wargames table.

So many nice pictures echoing those in Charge and the Wargame.

Hopefully Stollen will win ??

-- Allan


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