With last weekend taken up playing the Al Andalus game I have made slightly underwhelming progress on the painting front. But preparing for up and coming AWI games I have completed a couple more officers one of each, I do need to think about some officers on foot for Bunker Hill !
Friday, 19 February 2021
AWI Officers and Command and Colors update
British Mounted Officer
Also did the extra gun crew I need for Bunker Hill, these have been painted fairly simply so at a pinch they might just appear on either side 😬 Their Howitzer is on the way this evening .
We have also managed to keep our Command and Colors games going as we work through the Pennisular Campaign the seconds part of Bussaco and the Battle of Redinha
Bussaco (Ney’s Assault), the British again in a strong defensive position
The way the cards fell the French only option was a strong assault down the left flank with Marchand, this was almost successful but ultimately very costly
The British stick it to the french with bayonets drawn and then consolidate in the central village
Next attempt the french go down the right (I’m nothing if not persistent!)
This attack is almost close to being successful and at this point the game is very close with only one banner between us.
Ultimately though the french on the right become isolated and are shot down, another good and close battle, won by the British
Then we played Combat and Redinha 12 March 1811
I actually forgot to take any early photos (I had been drinking 🤪) so we are well into the battle here, the french hold the plateau north of the Town, at this stage again another very close battle the British initial assaults have been beaten back, the french are consolidating in the centre
This was a particularly close game and both french and British are very weakened with almost no full strength units left, a pincher assault on the remaining British light infantry actually clinched it in this one
Finally redressing the flow the french win 6 to 5
Still enjoying these games and we plan to continue through the whole scenario book before I make up the Prussians! And just as a teaser all this Napoleonic gaming, seeing other people’s active blogs has inevitably had a very bad influence on me. !!!!!!
More to come on the future KBO