Friday, 20 May 2016

Sahagun 1808

This was the first game played with the new Command & Colours expansion.  This includes a new deck of command cards and an additional deck of 'Tactician' cards which add more flavour to the game.  An unusual battle, Sahagun is purely a cavalry engagement so my boxes of toys were duly plundered to find sufficient British horsemen.  The photo above shows the Brits at the top.  A nasty surprise for the French was the presence of a small British force (bottom right in the photo) behind their lines!
The view from the other side.
The Frenchies had to basically escape.  Here they are trotting towards Sahagun village.
They were soon beset by British forces and a bloody swirling melee ensued.

Casualties mounted (pun intended) on both sides and for a while it looked as if the Brits would run away with the game...
...but the end came with some aggressive French play as they rolled over one last British unit and carried away a general.

The veteran players agreed that the new cards and rules added to the C&C experience and it will be interesting to play a more conventional scenario in a few weeks.


Conrad Kinch said...

Interesting - I've long had an affection for Sahagun and rather ineffectively tried to put together a CCN scnenario for it.

We shall see if this is better.

Martin Rapier said...

It is quite a challening scenario to do in any set of rules, let alone CnC, but htis one actually worked very well.

The presence of Slades cavalry behind the French right rear flank was a nasty surprise. I spent some time peering at them wondering why they had red jackets, and the gunners had RHA helmets. I thought perhaps they were Neapolitans...

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...


This is a possible way I could play Napoleonics!

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
It a very odd wee battle, but this scenario seemed to work well.

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
Your reaction to the 'uncovering' of Slade's force was a delight!

Tim Gow said...

We really like the C&C games, and this new bolt-on seems to add some more napoleonic 'flavour'.

peter said...

Great looking game and pictures! Thanks for sharing!