Saturday, 25 September 2010

The French Attack at Alma

So we don't like to do anything normal... This time The Battle of Alma, from a French viewpoint on the right of the battlefield.

Alma reenactment

Battle of Alma, from British Battles:

The Battle of Alma on YouTube

Each side consists of two commands, each headed by a General.  The Russians would have to hold the heights dominating the battlefield.  the French would have to move them off.  Each command would consist of 12-15 elements.  Amy & Jack took the Russians.

Battle of Alma, the French Attack

The main French body

The main French Attack

The far right

Boom! the Russian guns find their range...

Poor PiPs & the Attack is uncoordinated
Magnifique!!! Chasseurs D'Afrique hold the flank

The French reserves plough straight up the road.  Whilst the Chasseurs a Pied take out some Skirmishers.

The French Guns take their toll

OOoops! That road hasn't been guarded well..

Jack turns the Russian guns onto the Chasseurs a Pied

In go the French, with mixed results...

The French Artillery doing it's job
Come on! 

Russian Canister wipes out some poor Frenchmen!!

The Russians are being hammered on the right hill.

French Riflepower downs another Russian..

AAAAaaaarggh! I forgot & went hand to hand with the Russian, bad mistake..

However on the hill, Russian resistance is wiped out.

The end is near!

This Russian command is broken & they leg it to Sevastopol.

With the other Russian command near breakpoint, the horrors admit defeat!
There you go, the French won the day with a head on Assault.  Jack's kicking himself for not putting more troops guarding the right hill & the main road.  This time I made use of the Allied superiority in firepower & tried to avoid going hand to hand with those 'Bwutal Wussians'.

This time we used Google Chrome Web Browser, it made a BIG difference in loading the pictures quickly!!!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Battle of Bosworth Museum

We paid a visit to the Bosworth Battlefield Museum & it was well worth it.  Plus it was a smashing price for the entrance fee, nice & cheap for the six of us.  Full details for the museum can be seen at the website...

The best place for Jack

Henry Tudor & Richard III eye each other up.

There are lots of good displays

Amy was in her element

Life size models of the troops involved


Richard III in full plate

Don't touch the displays Jack!

A nice touch, armour for the kids to try on

Jenny even had a go

It's an improvement Jack...

Nice range of weapons, luckily nailed to the wall though!

The crown in the thickets

Some bones of one of the fallen

The standard of Richard III, from his camp outside on the battlefield. 
Of course Amy now wants to play the Battle of Bosworth, stay tuned.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

More Crimean Russians

A few more units to finish off our Crimean Russian Army.

Russian Naval Infantry

Russian Line Infantry

Russian Artillery

Russian Infantry - big Eureka 18mm (probably use these as Elite Infantry)

Russian Lancers

Russian Dragoons

Russian Cuirassiers

Russian Cossacks