29 November 2008

Move Six Begins. . .

Here's a view of the general situtation across most of the battlefield at the start of Move Six. You can see that von Grundig has moved his infantry up into position and deployed them into line. Unfortunately, it might be a case of too little, too late. Out of sight here (to the left) is another squadron of the 4th Dragoons, who bring up the rear of the colonel's small force.


On the southwestern edge of the field, another company of O'Malley's Irish Grenzers has appeared and makes its way to Pickelhaubewicz, to join the first company of the battalion already there.


Two moves ahead of those same grenzers, we see The Newts, making their way slowly toward the village to cement von Hirschbiegel's possession of it.


Meanwhile, the first company of grenzers has cleared Pickelhaubewicz of Stollenian troops, forcing them back toward the waiting Grenadiere zu Pferd beyond.


And as they attempt flight from Pickelhaubewicz, the 4th Dragoons are taken in flank by those same Grenadiere zu Pferd, meaning a third cavalry melee is in store at the end of
Move 6.



Sadly, von Grundig's sole gun and crew are still marching up the road from the southeast, looking for a suitable place to deploy.

10 comments:

Prinz Geoffrey said...

Just tuned in. Very interesting battle. First time I have seen play-by-play, I love it!!!

Prinz Geoffrey said...

Just tuned in... Very interesting battle. First time I have seen live play-by-play on a war game. I love it!!

Capt Bill said...

Stokes,
I particularly like those gallant 11th Hussars. Who manufactured these nice figures.
Best regards, Bill

Fitz-Badger said...

eep! Not looking good for Stollen!

Capt Bill said...

Stokes,
I particularly like your gallant 11th Hussars. Who manufactured these nice figures? Bill

A J Matthews said...

Ah! Firstest with the mostest wins it in the village. But the forces of Stollen still have plenty of shot in their locker.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Stokes interesting stuff - how do you exchange moves ie. how does your opponent tell you exactly where he wants to move his troops?? Do you have an overhead view of the table??

tradgardmastare said...

The action is fast and furious and very entertaining . Keep up the good work...
Alan

Snickering Corpses said...

AJ: So far, I've been sending Stokes initial objective orders for the units as they arrived on the table, and he's been implementing them. I imagine when we get in the thick of it soon there will probably be a need to do more detailed orders when things get in close quarters with both commanders within range to control things.

For instance, the hussars were ordered on arrival to make best speed to the village, and seize it if they could get there first, otherwise taking a screening position specified. Each action they've had since then has been predicated on that objective. They arrived first, so they've been fighting the dragoons for control of the village.

andygamer said...

I believe that they are the Revell Prussian SYW hussars:
http://tinyurl.com/5ctor6

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