Wednesday, 18 October 2017

DBN24 The Road to Jena 1806

A return to small scale DBN Battles now with a 16 point aside meeting engagement.  1806 Prussia, Boney sends in the lads for another campaign.  Both sides would have to take half the force from Light troops.  Also each side would have a sub-commander with a CaP allocation to aid command & control.  SPAV took ze French, while yours truly the Prussians.

Prussian Army
General ( d6-1 CaP), Sub-Commander (+2 CaP),  Light Cavalry x2, Elite Jager x2, Light Infantry x4, Elite Musket x2, Musket x4,

French Army
General ( d6+1 CaP), Sub-Commander (+2 CaP),  Light Cavalry x2, Light Infantry x6, Elite Musket x2, Musket x4, Horse Artillery x1

The mighty Prussians

Ze French 

The Battlefield, SPAV won the initiative roll & picked which side of
the board he would have.  Both sides would advance via two roads.

Prussian Hussars.

French Chasseurs a Cheval

It's General Baguette leading the Light troops...

The Battle takes shape.

SPAV sends the Light Cavalry & Horse Artillery to his right flank.

Great initial CaP rolls, the French advance quickly.

On the other flank it would be a scrap of the Light Infantry.

Oh Lovely! I manage to get the Elite Prussian Jagers into a piece of rough terrain.

Their aim is true, casualties for the French Cavalry.

It's a great match up for the Prussians.

Splendid firepower from the Prussian Fusiliers!!!

The French column advances...

Great stuff, SPAV is flapping already & having to redeploy his troops.

The French reinforce their left flank.

It's looking good for the Prussians.  A French Light Infantry element is eliminated.

I love this picture, the Battle is in full swing.

The Cavalry are lining up for a scrap.

CHARGE!!!  Everyone piles in. 

Death or Glory!!!  Whose Cavalry would win?

SPAV's die hits the ceiling! The French combat rolls are pants.

Another French casualty.

The French left retires....

Those PESKY Jagers.  The French attack in the centre is stunted.
Two precious elements have to be used to clear the Jagers.

Casualties mount for both sides, the Jagers retire.

Overview!!!  The French attack is floundering.
The Prussian right flank is now going to swing round.

Attack of  'Jester' the mad cat. 
3 troop elements go flying & he runs off with a tree!!!

The game is suspended & I run around the house to catch the cat.
The game resumes & the Prussians advance. 

The Prussian Cavalry charge into the French Light Infantry.

Combat goes the Prussians way.  The French are forced back.

The French column is slowly advancing, casualties are heavy for both sides.

The French left is a shambles.  

Again the Prussian Infantry is forced back.

Oh my oh my!!!  The Prussian Hussars are invincible......

Breakthrough, the power of Cavalry in DBN.
Both Hussar elements advance into another combat.

HHHmm.... What's going to happen next?

A Prussian victory! An absolute bloodbath.

Wagners 'Ride of the Valkyries' belts out on the CD player as I mock SPAV's performance.  A splendid DBN game, the balance was just right, CaP rolls were great for both sides allowing good movement.  We both agree that SPAV choose the wrong side of the battlefield.  Allowing the Prussian Jagers into that the rough ground was a major plus for the Prussians.  It was like a brick wall for the Prussians.

Right then, I will now crack on painting up the Prussian 1806 Army.  Pictures to follow.