This game took place at the Sheffield club on Wednesday 18 May 2011. Martin wanted to try out his newly developed rules - entertainingly named Marlborough Light.... John took the part of Tallard while I was the Marlborough Man himself. The game used Martin's newly painted 2mm toys on a board about 50x100cm. As usual I will let the photos and captions do the talking. All are taken from Marborough's side of the table.
An overview of the battle setup. This and all other photos taken from the British side of the table.
Imperial troops marching to the right flank.
The village of Oberglau - in the centre of the enemy line - already well garrisoned by Bavarian troops.
The town of Blenheim - on the left flank - occupied early on by the French.
The view from the Allied centre - not encouraging!
Plucky Imperial troops move up on the right.
The centre got very bloody - the lines here are already notably thinner.
Marlborough himself (the round base) crosses the stream to encourage his men.
The centre and right - the Imperial chaps are pressing forward against the Bavarians.
The action in the centre intensifies - the crosses are casualty markers (each stand can take two hits).
The Bavarians on the right have crumbled after the Elector legged it.
Marborough urges his weary troops on. Meanwhile Tallard (the French CO) has fallen off his horse.
A slight embarassment on the right as most of the Imperial troops run off - but only after they have driven off the Bavarians.
A French cavalry charge comes to grief - the Brits needed 5s or 6s to hit...
Endgame - Tallard is captured by British cavalry!