Sunday, 9 May 2021

Battle of Dullogren

Over the weekend, I have played a solo game set in The Wars of the Vaubarian Succession, as shown in the layout in my previous post.

It was a really straightforward encounter action.

And I'm sure some blog visitors might be able to recognise the parallels, in terms of rough set up, with a well-known 18C battle. No prizes for guessing.

Meanwhile, here are just a few shots of the game.







In the end, the Astrovians found themselves on the receiving end of a hammering, once the Vaubarian firepower took hold. The poor Astrovian attack faltered as they were significantly outnumbered in the centre. Their cavalry also failed to make a breakthrough on the left, even though the lancers did well in the first round of combat, eventually their heavier Vaubarian opponents won through. On the Astrovian right, the enclosures were hotly contested, with neither side willing to make the decisive push, and a stalemate ensued.

An enjoyable few hours.

and I've got some new troops fresh off the painting table to show, once I take a few pics. So, next time...


10 comments:

  1. Good looking action, Phil! The flags really make your armies 'pop' on the table.

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  2. I’m thinking Culloden because of the enclosures.

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  3. Wonderful looking table. Like Jonathan I love the flags

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  4. I "Culloden" see that coming. Excellent inspiration from a very good looking affair.

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  5. Always a treat to see you tabletop exploits, Phil!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  6. Nice pics of your game - great setup

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  7. An inspiring series of shots, Phil. looks like fun, too. Definitely need another brigade of Astrovian infantry for a full assault, and the right wig hussars might have tipped the balance on the left flank! ;-) As always, a pleasure to see your great work! Cheers, Rohan.

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  8. Splendid looking game. Hope all is well with you.

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  9. A lovely table of figures. A sizeable cavalry mêlée on the flank and fine firing lines in the centre. A good few hours spent, for sure!
    Regards, James

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  10. What a grand sight, as ever, to raise the spirits of any true wargamer!

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