Post of Honour v.2
Post of Honour v.2 Playsheet
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Simple SYW/Post of Honour
Best wishes, Keith.
Update: 16th April 2019
|At this time of year, it's easy to find a quiet corner in the delightful grounds of Blenheim Palace.|
|Hmmm. I seem to recognise that name...|
|The battle is depicted as it was at 5.15pm. This is Oberglau, viewed from behind the British lines.|
|Blindheim/Blenheim assaulted by the British.|
|A close up of some of the cavalry figures.|
|Oberglau again and the cavalry contest to the west.|
|My table size was 6' x 5'. The scenario maps are sized for a 7' x 5' table.|
|The defender sets up first, then the attacker responds with his set up. Paul (Prussia) concentrated|
all his infantry in his centre and right, leaving the guns on the left with unhindered lines of fire.
|An Austrian battalion plus artillery in Fontoney.|
|The Prussians concentrated on cracking open the centre of the Austrian position |
by assaulting Fontenoy in overwhelming numbers
|They are completely successful - the defenders are driven out and what remains |
of the Austrian line are considerably outnumbered.
|On the other flank the Austrian gun positions in redoubts 1 and 2 were |
eventually wrecked by the concentration against them of all 4 Prussian guns.
|A conclusive victory - the Austrians are notable by their absence |
in this shot at the end of the game
|Redoubt "C" remained in Austrian hands, although harassed by Prussian jaeger.|
|On the opposite flank, Angoint remains in the hands of a unit of Croats -|
but their position is untenable and they will have to leave quickly.
|Another day, another costly assault. With the Prussians now under my command, and the Austrians |
fielding an additional infantry battalion, things might not go as well for the forces of Frederick.
|Once again Fontoney was the key to the position.|
|The assault is well under way. The Prussian battery in the distance pounds Fontoney,|
supporting the infantry advance.
|Oh dear. Two Prussian battalions appear to be routing! That wasn't supposed to happen. |
Unfortunately the Army Commander was killed at the same time - the gold counter marks the position
of his demise. With luck his subordinate will reappear in the next move to take over.
|My clever little flank move isn't having much success either.|
Artillery from the redoubts sends cavalry and infantry running for their baseline.
|About here I decided it was all up. I have a toehold in Fontoney,|
but not much to back it up. Plus the town is being reinforced already.
|The desperate struggle in Fontoney.|
|My flank moves had resulted in Angoint being disputed, but the attacking|
battalion was on its own. They would have to retire.