Friday, 29 December 2017

DBN25 Plancenoit 1815

The battle for Plancenoit 1815, the French defend against the Prussians.  Another DBN game, this time using the free download from the good fellows at KISR.  A very different game from normal.  The French only have a few troops to defend the village of Plancenoit from a humongous amount of blood thirsty Prussians.  The good news for the French is the 'arrival' of elements of  Imperial Guard later in the game.  Of course ONLY if you make your reinforcement roll... lol
 
https://dbnwargaming.weebly.com/uploads/1/6/5/7/16577496/the_attack_on_plancenoit_1815.pdf

We used 'larger' sized elements for Muskets (double sized), giving a nice visual effect.  The attrition system was also used, our 'flame' hit markers.   This is a great scenario, SPAV & I played this one 3 times, every game had a different result.  The one listed here is our 2nd playthrough.  SPAV took ze Prussians & yours truly ze French.  We played the scenario slightly different, we just used Plancenoit as a Built Up Area & did not include the church as as a strongpoint.  Anyway have a read of the scenario....

FRENCH
1 x General(Lobau), 3 x Muskets, 1 x Artillery, 1 x Cavalry
(reinforcement 2 x Muskets/Light(E) (Young Guard, Turn 4), 1 x Muskets(E) (Old Guard, Turn 8)
 A 5 or 6 needed on the reinforcement die roll.

PRUSSIANS
1 x General(Bulow), 2 x Light, 2 x Muskets, 6 x Muskets(M), 2 x Artillery, 1 x Cavalry

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Prussian_Attack_Plancenoit_by_Adolf_Northern.jpg

One French element holds Plancenoit, the French artillery to the north.
The Prussians would attack in 3 huge columns.

French Cavalry ready to deploy either side of Plancenoit.

2 Prussian columns would attack Plancenoit

Prussian Light & Cavalry 

Prussian Columns

FORWARDS!!!!!!

One Prussian Column had the Silesians & have a +1 combat factor

The Prussian guns take a beating from the French guns.

Lobau looks on....

Prussian Lancers, lovely!

BOOM! First blood to ze French....

The Prussian Assault begins....

The French Cavalry counters the Prussian Lancers.

Plancenoit is proving to be a tough nut to crack.....

OUCH!!  The first Prussian attack is repulsed....

The French Artillery rake the flanking Prussian column, re-adjustments are needed.

The main Prussian columns would also need re-adjustment, wasting CaPs & rounds...

A small force means more CaPs all round, I launch a counter attack.

Magnifique!!!!  The Young Guard arrive......

Overview


Attack! Attack Attack Attack!

Lobau himself is thrown into the combat, +1 to the French.

Both units are repulsed, Lobau is out of action for two rounds.....

Rumadum, Rumadum, dum dum dum.......

The regular French musket is sent onto the other flank... 

AAAArrrgghh! Prussian frustration, the attack on Plancenoit is stalled again.....

Oh splendid, the Young Guard attack....

At last another Prussian attack on Plancenoit....

The cavalry clash.

The Young Guard are unstoppable....

The French Cavalry are victorious, a new dimension of attack opens up now...

The flanking Prussian Column is being torn to shreds....

Plancenoit Falls!!!!!  The French unit is destroyed.....

There's still plenty of time left before the end turn....

The French Cavalry are free for 'Deep Strike' missions.....

The French Artillery have been fantastic in this game.

The Young Guard's musketry is also terrific....

The Prussian force is being wiped out....

Overview.  Where is the Prussian Army???

The Young Guard form column.

Spav is left shaking his head....

D'oh!
The Young Guard attack Plancenoit.....

The Tricolour flies once more over Plancenoit.....
The Old Guard were not needed, this time...

Superb scenario, one of the best we have played by far.  Well done to the chaps from KISR.  No matter what rule set you use, I would urge you to  try this senario.  It's a short one, but fun, so could be played a few times in an evening.  Like I said earlier we played it three times, each with a different result.  Don't worry, Spav got 'bragging rights' in out 3rd game.....

11 comments:

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Superb! When/if I get back into Napoleonics this is the route for me I think... love the Young Guard.. very nice..

MrFarrow2U said...

Cheers Steve. It was a cracking game. It was also the first time we had used the French Imperial Guard in battle, it was well worth the wait.

Happy New Year to You!
MrF.

Gregory Pomfret said...

Splendid game!

I have thoroughly enjoyed your recent series...Quatre Bras,Genappe and now Plancenoit.

The big base games have a great visual appeal to them whilst still employing a modest layout and resources.

Well done.

Greg.

MrFarrow2U said...

Cheers Greg

They have all been a welcome change. Though we may need to play a few 'what-if's' as I don't want the Dutch-Belgium Army to sit redundant on the shelves for the next few years.....lol

happy New year
MrF

Gregory Pomfret said...

Mr F,

I am scratching my head a bit but you could do a Papelotte,La Haye and Frischemont scenario as the battle for the extreme left flank seeems to be often neglected..

Bernard and his Orange-Nassuers (once again)...French furiously attacking..and Prussians arriving by dribs and drabs.

Just a thought.

Gregory Pomfret said...

...and Happy New Year to you Mr F and your friends and family and those wonderful miniature armies that you field for our delight.

MrFarrow2U said...

Hello Greg

We've got plans to run a game from the other flank & the Dukes 17,000 men at Hal. I just need to 'find' where the French troops would come from....lol

Cheers
MrF

Gregory Pomfret said...

Yes-some outflanking manouvre on Hal would be quite logical and it would truly get the Dutch-Belgians into the fray..

But as you say..

"Troops?Where does he expect me to get troops from?does he expect me to make them?"

I will be interested to see what you come up with..

In the meantime I have commenced to paint up some"War of the Three Kingdoms" armies and some Napoleonics-all to be based on your big base DBN type scenarios and rules.

MrFarrow2U said...

Well done Greg, I'm happy or games give inspiration to others. Good luck with your endeavours.

It's looking like an 'imaginary' French force for the Hal game....

MrF

Nikos said...

Hello MrF, happy new year! A wonderful battle report as always. Very nice figures! Keep up "fighting" and posting reports from the "front" ofcourse!

Nikos

MrFarrow2U said...

Cheers Nikos and Happy New Year!
MrF