Friday, 19 February 2021

AWI Officers and Command and Colors update

 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 !

Colonial General
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 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ 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 ๐Ÿคช) 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

Matt


26 comments:

  1. Some nice command figures there Matt and both C&C games were nice and close, which is good to see:)

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    1. Thanks Steve gunners just need their gunfinishing ๐Ÿ˜€ in the 8 or so games we’ve only had one game which wasn’t close so for

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  2. Some really nice additions to your growing AWI collection, Matt! It will be fun to see these appear at Bunker Hill.

    Good to see you are continuing to enjoy CCN with your son. Hey! The French got a victory!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan I do need some officers on foot, but we’ll see if I can muster something ๐Ÿค” CCN is still giving good value ๐Ÿ‘ and the french definitely needed a Win I was getting demoralised and close to chucking in , hope my son wasn’t just feeling sorry for me. Unlikely ๐Ÿคช

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  3. Great looking AWI officers and gaming, Matt! Very inspiring and motivating all around.

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    1. Thanks Dean just keep going on the hobby, you have partly inspired my next project !

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  4. Nice job on the command and particularly the extra gun crew Matt. The lesson I am drawing from your CCN campaign us the it's generally best to be the defender, which coincides with how Wellington conducted most of his campaign in Portugal and Spain.

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    1. Yes in CCN so far we have found defending slightly easier, but having said that the majority of games have been close

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  5. Lovely looking command and gun crew and it sounds like CCN continues to entertain!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain ....managing to keep the hobby mojo alive at the moment ๐Ÿ‘

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  6. nice figs and a cool set of battles.Great how close they always are

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    1. Cheers.......be nice for the french to get a crushing victory ๐Ÿค”

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  7. Fine looking fellows there Matt, the artillery crew look particularly workman like๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Thanks Phil.....I just need to get their gun sorted

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  8. Grand additions to the AWI collection!

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    1. Thanks David next up some nasty plastic British Marines ๐Ÿ‘

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  9. Nice looking command figures, good to see C&C in action it is a lovely system and gives a really good game in a couple of hours.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  10. Great looking AWI miniatures and I look forward to see how you realize Bunker Hill on the tabletop. ๐Ÿ˜€
    What’s KBO?

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    1. Thanks Stew , bunker/breeds hill planning at the moment and trying to paint up some marines !

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  11. Nice looking game and splendid figures Matt, I love the gunners!

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  12. Lovely toys as always Matt...
    I really really should do something with my copy of C&C...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly ...you really really should. The little block aren’t figures and it isn’t a replacement for a big figure based wargame but given the time etc.. it does give a fun and enjoyable recreation of a historical battle ๐Ÿ‘

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