A return to DBN now, the place Quiberon in France, the year is 1795. A British/French Royalist attempt to invade Revolutionary France, which did not go very well. Anyway after watching the Hornblower TV Series for the 'umpteenth' time, the episode 'The Frogs & the Lobsters' set the spark and....
|The Navy lads hold the southern approach|
|The Marquis de Moncoutant sets about his important work..|
|Vive la Roi!!!!! |
Where is my Guillotine???
|The 95th Regiment of Foot|
|Where to deploy the French?|
|Spav went for a major attack on Muzillac with two Regiments.|
|Great CaPs & the French attack quickly.|
|Good combat dice & the French Royalists are already in trouble...|
|Another round of shooting & an Allied casualty.|
|The CaP die is throwing high numbers, the French pile across the river.|
|Whilst the British slowly deploy into line....|
|The French Light infantry are sent to hold the southern bridge.|
|The other French Regiment is sent to cross the river in the middle of the battlefield.|
The British Marines are sent to stop them.
|Vive la France!!!!!!|
|There is no stopping the French steamroller...|
|The attack now focuses on Muzillac...|
|The French Light troops move quickly & are in position....|
|A second Loyalist element is destoyed.|
|Pot shots across the river, I'm confident the Marines will hold...|
|It's not looking good for the Royalists in Muzillac.|
|Pot shots across the bridge, the Naval guns find their range...|
The Marqui faces ze chop...
|The remaining French Royalist troops peg it from the village.|
|Overview from the eastern edge|
|The French 'Blitzkreig' has took me by surprise...|
|Spav urges his men on!|
|The rush to close the jaws of the sneaky Revolutionary trap!!!|
|Escape is now the focus, the Navy Lads charge across the bridge....|
|Slowly the 95th regiment of Foot form column of march.....|
They haven't fired a shot.
|French shooting is 'Bob On!'|
|Another round, Hornblower will lead the way, the French are closing in fast.....|
|Spav is eager, a MAJOR victory (and bragging rights) is very close...|
|The British Navy cannon hold back ze French....|
|HAVE IT !|
|The dreaded 6 to 1 combat dice.... Against ze French...!!!|
|Hornblower's Lads clear the way, the Allies escape.|
Victory to the French though... (Minor, I point out, as a die hits my head...)