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VolleyFireVSFwargames

New for 2013 new adventures 1895 and Beyond
http://volleyfirevsfgames.blogspot.com/

Henry has introduced me to a new set of rules look here for new tales of these adventures.
IHNM - In Her Majesty's Name by Osprey

Volleyfiresupplydepot

My newly updated blog for supplies and painting tips gleaned from the web and my general surplus miniature selling page click on the link to take you to the new blog.
http://volleyfiresupplydepot.blogspot.com/

I now have joined the electronic age and have paypal and EBay auctions.

VolleyFireOverseas

This is a blog I set up to chronicle my adventures in wargaming overseas in Scotland in 2011 and to continue following particular games overseas that I enjoyed with my new friends in Edinburgh. I look forward to finally updating this with more pics soon.

http://volleyfireoverseas.blogspot.com/

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy

Napoleonic Campaigning in Italy
Les Grognards Blog "The sabre that Napoleon used at Marengo"

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals

Napoleon's Drum and his Marshals
Napoleon Mulling over his battle plan

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton

Napoleon reflecting by Iron Mitton
Quiet before the battle

Napoleon the morning of waterloo

More Iron Mitton Cartoons

More Iron Mitton Cartoons
Knock - Knock

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Iron Mitton Cartoons

Civility in wargaming

Civility in wargaming

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Pirates at St Powders N. GA Irregulars

The Maroon Pirates await the return of their inland raiding party, Little knowing Colonial troops and well armed sloops awaited off the horizon to take back St Powders and sink any Pirate foolish to leave it with any treasure on board.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Napoleonics Skirmish game Peninsular action 8 hours!!!!!

Steven and I played out the skirmish portion of the ongoing main battle Andy and I are playing "next door", as such since there were only two of us I changed it to the Spanish Peninsula and a Spanish supply train.

Here is the AAR pics
the Napoleonic skirmish game was interesting we played for 8 hours with a break for lunch.




Spanish Partisans held off a Brigade of French - Polish and German forces in a village of isolated buildings

waiting for "regulars" of dubious quality to support them for the arrival of the Spanish supply train for the British forces and Spanish partisans.

While the German Infantry and dismounted dragoons with French skirmishers cleared out the local stone Church of Partisans first and then well delivered volleys from the German infantry cleared Sharpe and his rifles out of the Church after Sharpe heroically tried to hold it.

The Spanish infantry square held against two Polish Lancer Cavalry charges


Two charges by Elite Polish Infantry failed twice to dislodge British rifles and Brunswick light infantry from the Blue Tavern Inn.



The Allied commander had divided his reinforcements so 3 companies of British Highlanders, a Spanish infantry battalion of 4 companies a Spanish cannon, and Spanish cavalry arrived in a staggered order. The Cavalry commander was rash (he only had a small escort squadron of 120 light cavalry) He charged an Elite French infantry battalion which, although bloodied earlier, still managed to inflict 60% casualties on the Cavalry and resist the charge. The inital French attack only had a small 4 lb horse gun in support.



The remainder of the 3 British Highlander companies and 2 Spanish companies wandered in from West of the village to help rescue the supply train before the beleaguered, bloodied and disordered French allied infantry could capture it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pratzen Heights but circa 1813

As previously mentioned the Russians and Prussians move to cut off a French division escaping from Leipzig - The French Guard may be present or is this Prazten 1805 with Russians and Austrians - Well either way it was a fun Friday night fights at the North Georgia Irregulars.

Saturday Skirmish Brigade Battle moving supplys

Steve and I played 8 hours / with a break for Spanish meat pie dinner / has to be the longest Napoleonic "skirmish" game in one sitting I have played in a long time.



From last months Pirate game - the "pirate" treasure trove ended up being the Spanish supply train for the British - Spanish partisans as a means to resupply Spanish forces fighting Napoleon's forces in Spain.

Spanish Partisans held off a Brigade of French - Polish and German forces in a village of isolated buildings

waiting for "regulars" of dubious quality to support them.

While the German Infantry and dismounted dragoons with French skirmishers cleared out the local stone Church of Partisans first and then well delivered volleys from the German infantry cleared Sharpe and his rifles out of the Church.

The Spanish infantry square held against two Polish Lancer Cavalry charges -

Two charges by Elite Polish Infantry failed twice to dislodge British rifles and Brunswick light infantry from the Blue Tavern Inn.

The Allied commander had divided his reinforcements so that 3 companies of British Highlanders, a Spanish infantry battalion of 4 companies, a Spanish light cannon, and Spanish cavalry arrived in a staggered order. The Cavalry commander was rash (he only had a small escort squadron of 120 light cavalry) He charged an Elite french battalion which, although bloodied earlier, still managed to inflict 60% casualties on the Cavalry and resist the charge.



The remainder of the 3 British Highlander companies and 2 Spanish companies wandered in from the West of the village to help rescue the supply train before the beleaguered and bloodied French  could capture it.