Saturday, 23 January 2016

Battle of Kolin

Yesterday I attended Colin's ( from http://www.carryingsonupthedale.com/ ) for a refight of the Battle of Kolin using the Honour of War rules.

Now Colin is going to do a detailed write up of the game and battle which is just as well because before I played the game all I knew of the battle was that Frederick was outnumbered and he got beat!!!

Five of us in total spent a full day gaming and here's some photos taken during the game I shall not give anything away
Robbie laughing at our outnumbered forces and reminding us who won!
 The garrisoned village of Krezczhorz a primary objective for the Prussians
 Lots and lots of Austrians facing the Prussian right flank
 Zieten sacrifices some Hussars to stall the Austrian right flank
 Robbie pondering about the dawdling Austrians in the centre
 More Austrians
 Prussian Cavalry on the left taunt the Austrians to come forward.

 Robbie getting excited that his Austrian artillery actually hit something

 Prussian grenadiers have taken Krezczhorz and threaten Austrian cavalry flanks!
 The massed Austrian cavalry attack pour through the centre.
Things I learnt on the day - Colin is a great host and has a lot and I mean a lot of painted figures.
His wife makes exceedingly good soup.
It was a cracking game and I actually like the Honour of War rules with suitable amendments regarding cannister range which is way too long in the rules.

6 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed the game Graham. The rules work really well.
    Colin

    Ps: I made the soup :'-(

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  2. Glad you enjoyed the game Graham. The rules work really well.
    Colin

    Ps: I made the soup :'-(

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    1. Colin,
      Aren't yo a clever boy. Lovely soup.
      Graham

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  3. Looks like a very fine game.
    See you at York, no doubt!
    Phil

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    1. Phil,
      it was a good game. I'm not trading but hope to catch up with you at York could do with a chat :)

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  4. Looks like a cracking Game mate, definitely a period to get into :)

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