Tuesday, 17 December 2019

ADLG-R 30 Years War German Catholics vs 30 Years War Swedish

Last ADLG-R game of the year. Sean wanted to bring out his newly based and painted later Tercios so it seemed approriate to bring out Gustavus and the Swedes. Gustavus won the initiative and invaded Germany. End result was a narrow win to the Swedes after the German centre collapsed. The Germans were not far from beating the Swedes, having broken thru the Swedish right flank and getting ready to charge the artillery and camp.
I tried using the Caracole mounted vs the German Pistol armed cav, it didn't go well. They spent most of their time running away and when pinned down in combat, lost spectacularily.

Turn 1
The armies deploy

The Swedes advance under artillery fire

The Swedish foot Charge!

Hmm, this doesn't bode well....

The Swedish line gets stuck in before the German mounted arrive in their flank

Break thru!
The Swedes break thru the German Later Tercios

The Germans break shortly afterwards.
The Swedes were two points off breaking as well

Saturday, 23 November 2019

ADLG-R AAR Caroline Imperialist vs Imperial Spanish

Mike and I got ADLG-R on the table this week with a civil war between his Caroline Imperialist and my Imperial Spanish.

I won the initiative and chose to invade Spain in the plains.

The table was quite open with a water way running down one side.

Mike chose both enclosed fields and they landed on his side of the table.  One of them proved to be a right pain in the backside as a battle unit of arquebus sat in it and I could't dig them out.

The end result was a major win to Mike's Caroline Imperialist.  My Tercios failed to hold the line and my knights and heavy cav on both flanks failed to punch thru.

Better luck next time.

The Spanish line up and eye each other.

My centre comprised of four tercios and a colunella. Mike had three tercios and three keils.  One keil and one tercio was elite.

Both of us had mounted on the flanks with a arquebus unit advancing into the fields.

Turn 2
The Imperial spanish loose most of the shooting and are using carbine mounted to slow down the advancing tercio.

Turn 3
The Carbine troops re-deploy to the rear after getting shot up.
Mikes's tercios advance very aggressively.

Turn 5
The lines start to clash.  Two of my tercios take on an elite keil and those pesky two handed swordsmen start chipping away.

Meanwhile, on my right hand flank, my mounted wing has retreated and the tercio is about to do something very painful to my artillery......

The Caroline Imperialist line crashes in and I lose almost every round of combat.  I think I rolled five one or twos in a row.

My flank now exposed to a tercio and keil

Turn 7
Where did my centre go?
My army breaks shortly afterwards

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

ADLG-R AAR Early Imperial Spanish vs French Wars Catholic

Mike has been busy and rebased a bunch of figures that haven't seen the day of light in many years. The French won the initiative and invaded Spain. A large Swiss contingent had been hired and were up for a decent fight and came charging down the center of the table. There flanks were protected by Tercios, Gendarmes and Caracole Horse. An LMI Arquebus unit made a bee line towards the enclosed field and proved to be a right royal pain.

The Swiss with support

The Spanish deployed several Tercios and two Colunellas with heavy artillery in the middle and mounted on the flanks. The terrain didn't help and the Gendarme heavy left flank didn't add much value to the game.

The end result was a narrow win to the Spanish, breaking the French but took heavy casualties.
Mikes's Caracole units were the heros of the day, killing two Elite Gendarmes and a medium cav, while the Swiss were beaten back by some very accurate heavy artillery fire.

The Tercios with arquebus did manage to get some shooting in and took a beating before finally breaking

It was great to get that many Tercios, Keils and other large formations on the table and get nearly everyone in combat. You got the feel of the period.
Next week, more later ADLG-R with my Later Poles coming to the table for their first game.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

20mm Chinese for ADLG

Ohh dear,

the 20mm/25mm has bitten me and have now bought a new army.

I've gone for 20mm figures for my Chinese army.  It was a lot cheaper and lighter than the lead version.

More pictures to come

I've bought figures from a variety of manufactures as no one range does everthing

25mm ECW/30 Years War army for Sale

I've run out of space at home so time to sell some figures.

£130 plus postage