Saturday, 30 March 2019

ADLG-R Pirates vs Later Austrians

And now for something serious PIRATES!!!!

Geoff wanted to bring out his FoGR pirates, so, he mocked up a list and brought them for a game of ADLG-R. 

I haven't written up any rules for ships, but since Geoff had gone to the effort of bringing his pirate ship, it would have been rude to not have a water way.  The ship didn't add anything to the game other than a menacing threat of artillery.

After a very bloody firefight, both armies conceded the table and retreated in an orderly fashion (mutual destruction)


Annoyingly, I forgot to bring some baggage

Turn 1
The Austrians advance

First blood to the Austrians!

Turn 1 Pirates
How come their shooting is much more effective?  We are trained Austrians

Turn 2
The Austrian Dragoons see an opportunity and block the escape route of the Pirate Light Foot, allowing the mounted to charge them down

Turn 2 Pirates
hmmmm, the Pirates did the same thing to the dragoon.....

Turn 3
The Austrian mounted charge the pirates and it didn't go well

 End of Turn 3
The Austrian right hand flank, including general is wiped out to just one Pirate unit!

Turn 4
The Austrian's advance slows under the pirate musket volleys

Turn 5
The Austrians break thru on the left hand flank, while getting ready for the flank attack on the right

Turn 6
The Pirates charge and break thru.  I think they caused 4 markers on a unit that had already taken 5.....

Shortly afterwards, both armies broke, the Pirates lost 26 of 26 and the Austrians lost 25 of 22.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

ADLG in Pamplona!

The CLWC descended upon Pamplona this weekend for an ADLG competition.

The theme, "army must contain a minimum of two cataphracts"

Interesting choice, not a period I've ever tried, so, I brought my Chinese army, using the Southern and Northern Dynasties. 

The Europeans generally use a two list competition, so, one list an impact mounted version, the other a medium foot with an Elephant.

The Runners & Riders, some very scary opponents

The result, I got 4th!  I managed four wins, a mutal destruction and Jean-yves in the final round absolutely spanked me.  Very impressed to get 4th place.

Before the comp, we took a side trip to San Sebastian for some sun, wine and pinxtos (Basque for tapas)

I didn't take many photos of the games as I was too busy in the games.

Game 1 vs Juan Carlos's Sassanid Persians.

Yes, that was a 3 wide elite Elephant with two elite impact swordsman death star.

I found the best way to deal with the death star, flank both armies and forced the Elephants to split up.

 Game 2 vs Eduardo's Patrician Romans.  

One all mightly centre of 8 legionaires, supported by elite auxilia and two medium artillery.

Luckily, the flanks were pretty week so we went thru them first with my impact mounted

Game 3 vs Carlos's Kyro Koreans
A mutual destruction!

Game 6 the final round
Civil war vs Jean-yves

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

ADLG-R AAR English Parliamentarian vs Early 30 Years War Swedish

The ADLG-R rules are starting to stabilise and we've had lots of practice games with it now.

Andy brought his English Parliamentarian vs my Early 3o Years War Swedish.

We didn't realise till the end of the game that Andy had been working off an older version of the rules and had brought 250 points to my 230 points, which explained his army size of 28!

The Swedes won the initiative and invaded England.

The English tried to cover the table in bad terrain but most of it fell on the Swedish side.  One positive for the Swedes was a gentle hill just in the right place for an artillery unit.

The English lined up with their pike & shot in the center and both flanks with average horse armed with pistol.  For rear support, some mediocre pike & shot or cav with carbine.

The Swedes went for the classic line up of the Salvo Pike & Shot in the centre and on the left hand flank Elite Heavy Cav with Pistol, plus a dragoon and a Reiter with a command shot.

The third command was on a flank march, much to Andy's horror.

The result?  Mutual Destruction, the Swedes loosing 23 of 23, the English loosing 28 of 28.

Turn 1, Deployment

Turn 2
The Swedish flank march still hasn't arrived, rolling a 1 in turn 1 & 2. 

The Swedes begin to advance under artillery fire in the centre and on the left, break out from the rough terrain and threaten the English flank.

The English move their left hand cavalry wing to protect what they hope will be the flank march and advance their right flank of mounted to counter the Swedish mounted.

Turn 3

The Swedish foot's advance slows down while they take time to recover cohesion due to the artillery fire.

The English mounted use the delayed flank march as an excuse to break off one mounted to go sack the camp or charge the artillery unit on the hill.

On the left flank, the Swedish mounted charge the English, hoping to break thru and then get into the flanks of the foot.

The initial charge doesn't cause a break thru but the English flank is in trouble.

The Swedish Reiters with Dragoon support fire at the English Dragoon.

Turn 4

The Swedish flank march still hasn't arrived, they must have gone the long way, via a bar, Denmark, thru Belgium, up thru France and then delayed by Southern Rail.

The mounted melee in the flank continues with the Swedes loosing all the combats


 Turn 5

The Swedish flank march finally rolls a 6 and will be arriving next turn on the right hand flank.

In the center, the Swedish foot line up ready for a charge, they still take heavy fire from the English foot and artillery, but the rear support starts taking effect.

 Turn 6

The Swedish foot charge the English, breaking one foot unit in a turn with a series of 6-1s.

Turn 7 & 8.

Nearly every unit is engaged in combat on both sides with a mutual destruction happening in turn 8.

Cracking game!

Sunday, 17 March 2019

ADLG-R AAR 30 Years War French vs Later English Civil War Royalists

For this weeks game of ADLG-R, we have the classic French vs English brawl.

Elliot from CLWC brought the 30 Years War French and I brought the English.

Elliot's French are from Testudo Miniatures and are beautiful. 

Here a close up

The English won the initiative and invaded France.

The table was pretty open with one flank blocked by two enclosed fields and then on the French table edge a gentle hill.

Turn 1, both lines advance, artillery not proving very effective.

Turn 2 the English push forward on the right hand flank with the Elite Firelocks (LMI Shot) advance to get into shooting range.  The Cavaliers don't advance due to to lack of pips.

The French send off a single heavy cav with pistol to counter the Firelock flank.

Turn 3.  The French mounted charge the Firelocks, deciding that melee is better than getting shot at.

The French artillery proves to be very effective, causing lots of cohesion markers on the English as they advance.

Turn 4.  The French prove to be more aggressive than the English and charge as soon as possible.  On the French right hand flank, three Elite Heavy Cav with Pistol and Heavy Cav with Pistol charge the unarmoured Cavaliers, supported by a Pike & Shot.

Turn 5
The French mounted retreat from melee with the Firelocks and slowly start to break thru the English left hand flank.

The French artillery continues to pound the English foot as they advance.

Turn 6

The French mounted realise they are about to be pushed off the table and charge the Elite Cavaliers.

Turn 7
The English foot finally advance in the centre and charge the artillery that had been causing soo much trouble. 

The English Firelocks blow away the mounted thru shooting and start to advance towards the engaged French mounted and baggage.

It's looking good for the English.

Turn 8

The English left hand flank crumbles with Dragoons and Firelocks being killed in melee.  Lord Preston Tarquin Rupert the Third was killed as the unit routed.  The Cavaliers crumble against the heavy French mounted and the Pike & Shot isn't looking forward to the the flank charge

Turn 9

The French break the English!

The end score was 23 elements lost out of 23 for the English and 22 out of 23 for the French.

If the English General hadn't got caught in the rout, the English would have had them!