Charles Grant's Tabletop Teaser from Battlegames #23.
BOTH ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Cavalry only, fast-moving using 100 cavalry per side.
A 1.5 hour warm-up game before our main event.
Almost four decades ago Don Featherstone suggested doing a cavalry only game. What if you don't have enough cavalry? If I remember correctly, Don suggested using cavalrymen from several different time periods. A very useful idea.
Game #2 (Double click all images)
Der Alte (Jim P.) suggested Korbach (fought 10 July 1760) so we could have our British and French tangle in Western Germania. The table was based on the map on page 217 in my first edition of Sir Reginald Savory's, His Britannic Majesty's Army In Germany During The Seven Years War, published in 1966.
Foreground: 2/Guyenne. Just beyond in red are resplendent Gendarmes. Some of the latter penetrated to the Allied Back Table pursuing and cutting down routing opponents.
Late in the battle, two battalions of Grenadiers de France were committed from The Reserve. The near battalion marched between two separate Gallian batteries. There was insufficient room. As was customary, portions of battalions would pause, turn inward and march behind those not bothered by blocking terrain. The grenadier (near) and picket (far) companies were the ones falling behind on this occasion.
1. Rules Batailles de l' Ancien Régime 1740-1763 known as BAR.
2. Miniatures On Table: 1,700 approx.
3. Game Duration 11:30am to 4:30pm with a half hour lunch break. (4.5 hours)
4. Winner: Gallia
5. Tower made by H.G. Walls.
6. I did not take many photographs. Der Alte may post some he took on his blog.
7. To buy BAR and the recent edition of Savory go to the left of this blog finding the heading: Rules And Savory For Sale. To subscribe to Battlegames, click on the address at the upper left of the blog.
ALLIED KORPS595 Infantry (Veteran)
223 Cavalry (Veteran)
52 Pds. Arty. (Veteran)
4x Ammo Wagons
Left (the cavalry flank): Todd
Center: Matt and Jim
JIM’S INFANTRY (351)
1st Foot Guards (60)
3rd Foot (60 + 9 grenadiers)
8th Foot (60)
11th Foot (60 +12 grenadiers)
23rd Foot Royal Welsh Fusiliers (30)
42nd foot (60)
BILL’S INFANTRY (244)
44th Foot (66)
46th Foot (72)
60th Foot 54
Converged Grenadiers (52) [From above battalions]
JIM’S CAVALRY (168)
British. Cav. Saving Throws of 3-4-5-6
Other Cav. Saving Throws of 4-5-6
12 Horse Grenadiers
36 regt of Horse
48 Hanoverian Horse
12 3rd Dragoon Guards (not guards).
60 2nd Dragoons Prussians
BILL’S CAVALRY (55)
Hanoverian Luckner's Hussars (7)
Hanoverian Guard du Corps and Horse Gren. (12)
Hanoverian von Breidenbach Dragoons (36)
ARTILLERY (52 Pds.)
British: 2x6 Pdrs. (10 crew)
British: 2x6 Pdrs. and 1x12 Pdr.
Hanoverian: 1x 4 Pdr. and 1x 12 Pdr.
FRENCH CORPS D’AMREE
600 Infantry (Veteran)
234 Cavalry (Veteran)
56 Pds. Arty. (Veteran)
4x Ammo Wagons
Center: Bill and George
Right (the cavalry flank): Michael
BILL’S INFANTRY (360)
1/Gren. De France (60)
2/Gren. De France (60)
BRENT’S INFANTRY (240)
Gardes Francais (60)
BILL’S CAVALRY (234)
Comm. Général (36) (armoured)
Royals (36) (armoured)
Gendarmes (48) (unarmoured today)
Von Brühl Dragoons (50)
Von Brühl Horse Grenadiers (12)
Grenadiers a Cheval de l’Garde (12)
Lanciers de Saxe (16)
Bercheney Hussars (24)