Thursday, 24 September 2015

Waterloo 200 game - part 5 (the last - phew!)

The game had been laid out in such a way that the players at Mont St. Jean had no idea what was happening over at Wavre.  So the first clue came when....
The Prussians hove into view.
On the Allied right a huge cavalry encounter was in the offing
The defenders of LHS and the sandpit prepare to repel boarders

Hougoumont  - with more French cavalry having a look
A closeup of the Guinness-swilling Irishmen.  No stereotyping here then.

The mighty rocket troop in action.
Here come the Prussians!

Any similarity to my Russian 1914 reservists is entirely coincidental.  After all, the figures are actually Landwehr!

French cavalry attach British squares... a rather cinematic fashion!

It's a bloody business

The big cavalry battle nears.  Basically a big line of Allied cavalry versus two big lines of Frenchies, the latter including lancers,
Dragoons, Cuirassiers
and Chasseurs
13 Legre had a bit of a pasting as they approached LHS
Blucher does some world-class pipe pointing

What a sight!

More flawless pointing as my lancers get stuck in.  Literally in some cases - the lances are very sharp!

Just as LHS looked threatened a load of hairy Highlanders appeared.
Guess who.  The flag is a clue...
While LHS held out...
...the sandpit was under threat...
... and soon fell to a horde of French cavalry.
LHS shrouded in smoke.  How did we achieve such special effects?
Twas none other than our very own Conrad Kinch!
After the battle it was off for tea and cake.  It was agreed that the battle was a draw.  With the arrival of the Prussians the French couldn't win, but on the other hand the French Army was still rampaging round Belgium!

All in all a thoroughly splendid day.  Lots of toys, a great group of players fine victuals and even decent weather!

So now to plan the next such extravaganza.....


Springinsfeld said...

Better than Bondarchuck by a long shot. Period/National pipe rules should be introduced with extra points for style flourished, smoke effects, historical authenticity and aroma.

Archduke Piccolo said...

A great looking event!

Tim Gow said...

As a non-smoker myself, perhaps I need to design a pipe smoking simulator?

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
It certainly was!

Stephen Beat said...

Applause! :) And supreme pipe-pointing that would do credit to any gents fashion catalogue of the 1950s! ;)

Ross Mac said...

The next one? As in 2115? I'll see if I can make promises mind.
But looks like a grand enough affair to make the effort worth it.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
1950s? Well we do like to keep up to date.

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
We'll try to squeeze in a few more games before then.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Looks Fab

You are definitely a big scale man now Tim :)