|enemy dragoons infest a wood.|
Well work it did and to my considerable surprise I enjoyed the game far more than I had expected to. Set on a floor area of about 10 by 15 feet the terrain included redoubts, trenches, Vaubanesque walls and a big castle. So things are looking up already. The toys were (of course!) 54mm and I can confirm that this period is aesthetically well suited to the scale.
There is a fuller report on the Vauban & Shandy blog - from whence came the photos which I use here with the author's permission.
|enemy gunners hiding in a redoubt - the rotters!|
|One of my infantry battalions advances - led by it's bold/stupid officer....|
|Safe behind several layers of walls, an enemy battalion minces about.|
|An overview of my gun line as saps are dug forward|
|"Fire!" Sadly my gunnery was - even by my own lamentable standards - pretty poor.|
|My brave lads occupy a forward trench|
|Foreign Johnnies coming to spoil things.|
|The final dramatic assault!|
|An heroic grenadier captures the position. We'll overlook that pile of corpses behind him, shall we?|
* Though I do recognise 1689, 1715 and 1745 as significant dates. But that's another story.