The pointy-helmeted hordes deploy.
Following on from the Fletcher Pratt game on the 28th, Martin and I set up an played our first Funny Little Wars game. This was the first public airing for Martin's pointy-helmeted pantomime Prussians. We wanted to start off with a smallish game and so used a 13x7 foot table. Each 'army' fielded two infantry battalions (20 figures each), a cavalry regiment (12 figures) and two artillery batteries (2 4.7s for the spiky hats, a 4.7 and a mountain gun for the Forbodians) and a few staff officers.
The Forbodian Army in travel mode!
Armies in Plastic German infantry and A Call to Arms (French) Dragoons.
The limbers were only delivered 10 minutes before the game began - hence the ungentlemanly lack of paintwork!
King Boris III of Forbodia (in the red motor car) and chums take the field.
The Forbodian Army. The figures and motor cars have been dealt with in previous posts. The rather splendid limbers are from CTS.
This represents about two thirds of the Forbodian Army - the full order of battle will be covered in a forthcoming post.
The Forbodians advance heroically.
King Boris moves up to oversee operations.
The Foresters head for...a forest. Well a small wood.
The comedy Prussians advance in a typically unimaginative line.
The AIP figures have turned out rather nicely.
Forbodian cavalry making a fine sight.
The cavalry gallop forth.
The Jagers swarm over the hill while the mountain artillery battery deploys in the background.
The mountain gunners soon dropped a shell (matchstick) in the middle of the Dragoons, despatching three of them.
Good chaps, these gunners! Sadly a lucky shot from a Prussian gun had done for the Forbodian 4.7 battery before it could deploy.
|The Forbodian cavalry then made an ill-judged attack on an infantry battalion.|
Sadly the Prussians stood firm...
...egged on by the Brigadier. What will happen next? Stay tuned!