Saturday, 1 January 2011

DBA 15-19K Pirates vs Spanish

Happy New Year & all that malarkey....bah humbug.  Work, most definitely took it's toll on MrF last year only a measly 16 posts for the DBA 15K website.  Well this year it will be different!!!  Though it may not be DBA we'll be playing.  I've had a look at a few other rule sets & at last found one that appears to be Ok.  We've already started collecting new minis, this time in 28mm, so stay tuned.

SO first up Captain Henry Morgan's Raid on Panama 1671.  Pirates vs Spaniards.  This was inspired by Steve Balagan's battle http://www.balagan.org.uk/war/dbx/dbr/scenarios/panama.htm
Well done to Steve, another cracking website... check it out.


The fine & dandy Captain Henry Morgan

The Battle of Panama 1671
Links to the attack on Panama....




Spanish Army
1x General, 4x 3Knight, 4x 4Pike, 4x 4Shot, 1x Artillery, 5x 2Psiloi (Indians), 
2x Warband(African Slaves), 2x Cattle(Warband), 1x 4Bow (Indians)

Pirate Army
1x General, 1x 4Blades, 6x 4Shot, 2x 4Musket, 8x 3Warband
(4 Warband would be kept off table for a sneaky flank attack..)



As usual a few rounds to come to grips...

The Pirate lads AAaaaarrrr.. take the initiative & attack.



Scratch one artillery

Spanish turn & in go the Stampeding Cattle!!!

Ole! The attack of the Spanish Knights

Those sneaky Indians are trying to out flank the Pirate lads AAArrrrr!

Pirate shooting takes down the Spanish!
The Stampeding Cattle are PANTS & shot to bits...

End of turn 6 positions

The Pirate sneak attack, more Pirate Lads AAaaarr!!

Pirate firepower sends em packing...

The Spanish Line steadies....

The Pirate Lads AAarrr!! hack down the Spanish Pike.

It's not looking good for ze Spanish!

AAAaaaaaarrr!!!

and more AAAaaaaaaarrrr!!!

Nice view of the battle

The Pirate Lads AAarrr! press home their attacks

But the Spanish Knights manage to cut down some unlucky lads

But the Pirate Lads AAAaaaarrr! can't be denied!!! Victory

Panama is SACKED!!!

Amy took the Pirate Lads AAaarr!! for that one & went straight for the jugular.  My Spanish Army was poorly lead & it showed...  Never mind, at least we've started 2011!

2 comments:

Chris said...

Nice scenario! Coincidentally, I had just read a similar scenario on a weirdly-named site called "Balagan":

http://www.balagan.org.uk/war/dbx/dbr/scenarios/panama.htm

He did a similar scenario set in the West Indies, this time involving Francis Drake (who was maybe 1 step above being a pirate himself!):

http://www.balagan.org.uk/war/dbx/dbr/scenarios/nombre-de-dios.htm

I have to say I like your version a lot better!

Best regards,

Chris

MrFarrow2U said...

Cheers Chris

It was Steve Balagan's website that we got the idea from for our Panama game. A cracking site with lots of ideas.

Cheers
Paul F