Sunday, March 6, 2016

Baroque - League of Augsberg

We had another go at the playtest rules for Baroque on Friday night at Richard's house.  Richard's French were up against Ralph's Bavarians.  Both armies look wonderful.  Most of the photos are from the French side as I had one wing of the army.
 
 
Here is Comte la de daa - my wing commander.  Looks petty good whatever he was called.
 

 
The French line about to advance.
 
 
The Bavarian infantry regiments facing my Frenchies.
 
 
Early on, Ralph moved his two Cuirassier regiments up to threaten my left flank.  They get benefit in combat due to the steel cuirass.
 
 
My lone French horse regiment realised that now was the time to write themselves into the history books and advanced valiantly against twice their size.
 
 
And the inevitable happened - they sent the two Bavarians back to lick their wounds!
 
 
While the French horse held on valiantly for a number of turns in melee, the outcome was always only going to end badly for them.  Eventually the French horse broke and fled - but they had bought a lot of time for my infantry and gun (more of that later) to close with the Bavarian infantry. 
 
In holding out for so long, they had inflicted quite severe damage to both of the Bavarian horse - so while the picture below should be concerning for my French regiment on the left flank, they thumbed their noses and concentrated on the infantry.
 
 
C'mon you buggers - come and get it.
 
 
 
And get it they did, good volley fire from the infantry and that big red gun in the middle inflicted severe damage on the Bavarians advancing to contact


  So much so that by the time they hit my line for a melee, they were well and truly ready for a break - and break they did - all the way back to Munich.






14 comments:

  1. Wonderful and impressive figures...what a fantastic period!

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    1. They are great looking Phil - Richard and Ralph have done a great job with them.

      Very tempting it is .....

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  2. Those are magnificently painted collections!

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    1. Hopefully the guys will see yiur comment Jonathan - thanks

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  3. Great looking armies and it looks like a good game, was that impetus baroque you were trying?
    Best Iain

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    1. Yes Iain, it is Impetus Barique. English version very close to printers we hope.

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  4. Beautiful figs. Cool looking battle

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    1. Thanks Martin. It was a goid game.

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  5. sweet looking photos mate

    cheers
    Matt

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    1. Just a simple phone. But Ralph & Tarty's figures make it easy.

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  6. Some great photo's in that lot ! wow ! ...might pinch some :-)

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    1. They'll only look good if the figures are!!

      Take what you want.

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  7. Looking treat Richard. So the Baroque rules give an excellent feel for the period mate?

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    1. Thanks Carlo. We think the rules are good. Most troop types and formations are represented with specific mechanics to represent them eg: cuirass armoured cavalry are slower than others but get a bit of extra protection, there are Swedish supported horse formations, big Spanish Tercios are represented by 18*18cm bass with all round fire etc.

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