Hopefully my previous post on C&C N shed some light on the game mechanics, so this report will simply highlight some incidents which occurred during the game. For simplicity and consistency, I shall refer to left, centre and right sectors from the French point of view. In many photos I have left the dice in view as they help to explain what is going on.
|On the left - French Hussars lay into Portuguese lights. It didn't go well for the infantry.|
|The battlefield viewed from the left. The action above can be seen more or less in the centre of the photo.|
|The plucky Portuguese formed square but it didn't save them. This was the situation after the French charge.|
|Here on the right, French infantry (on the hill) have charged the Brits,|
inflicting two hits (infantry and sword) and causing a retreat (flag).
|More lucky French dice rolling - spectacularly so this time! The French (with valiant leader at the helm) charge the Brit lights - wiping them out! This felt a bit uncomfortable at the time, but in fact the chances of it happening are minimal.|
|More carnage - the French charge the Brits in the wood - who rather obligingly all die horribly.|
|At this point the French need one more victory banner to win. This unit suffers 75% losses....|
|...and sadly a promising military career is cut short!|
Those of you planning to use 15mm toys may care to note that those used in the game described (mostly based on 1x1 inch stands) were transported in a single boxfile. The toys are all from my accumulation (sorry, but I can't think of it as a 'collection', from various manufacturers - mostly picked up at shows and ebay, with some (including the French Hussars) painted for me by Steve Briddon. The 'Portuguese' came out of the 'Saxon' box, and one of the 'British' guns is in fact from Brunswick.
I look forward to playing (and reporting) more C&C N games.