Saturday, 14 October 2017

Poswitz - the Croats revenge ....

Back to the campaign ....

After the battle of Kettelwitz the Wittenberg army camped on the other side of the town and rested for a day. With all the troops ready to move again, the army set off down the main road towards the border burgh town of Rumsdorf (via Poswitz and Buckdorf).

The vanguard secured Poswitz and as the lead elements of the main body of the army reached the town it moved off down the road towards Buckdorf ...

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The vanguard leave Poswitz....
 Monrovian croats wait to spring a trap ....
 The first unit of croats attacks the lead cavalry unit ....charging it in the flank ....
 as the vanguard starts to react, the rest of the croats charge home .....
 a unit of dragoons hit in the flank turn tail and the croats move on to attack the nearby horse regiments ....
 the lead horse regiment beset on all quarters routs .... another regiment of dragoons holds their ground as well as the second horse regiment ...
 the second Wittenberg horse regiment can't hold the croats and turns tail .....
 the Wittenberg vanguard is in total disarray, most of the troops rout back towards Poswitz while a regiment of horse rallies ....
 the croats disengage and move off down the road towards Buckdorf .....

a Victory for Monrovia

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Sculpt and Cast - Polish Haiduk WIP ...

I've been working on a Polish Haiduk infantry figure for some time, have reached a point where it is now just about right...
I'll expect I'll tinker with it a bit before I get round to making a mould ....

Saturday, 7 October 2017

a message for the Cardinal ....

A messenger brings news of the victory over Monrovia at Kettelwitz to Cardinal Lazunarund...
and that the King is moving the army to the west in order to attempt to take Rumsdorf ...

Monday, 25 September 2017

Sculpt & Cast - chaps in tabards - first castings

I made mould recently, this one had two items - man in tabard on foot and as a rider; a couple of raw castings from first run of the mould....
a few issues, mostly from the masters and a couple from the moulds - some flash but not too much. I've started adding weapons on a some trial figures and fixing casting issues with green stuff as needed.

will get back to the Monrovia V Wittenberg campaign soon .....

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

At Alt-Wittendorf ....

Hofler, Scharfe and Fischer had missed the army muster but been enrolled as part of the town guard for Alt-Wittendorf, their job to patrol the streets and keep order.


The town square of Alt-Wittendorf ....
 the local militia guard the bridge ....
Limburger tells Hofler that he has seen a group of ruffians on its way into the town ....
 the ruffians enter the town square ....
Limburger reports the ruffians to the militia captain ....
Hofler and Fischer move round behind the market cross .....
Scharfe confronts the leader of the ruffians ..... while some of them steal food off the tables in front of the Red Lion ...
 One of the ruffians attacks Hofler .....
 Scharfe jumps up onto a bale .... Hofler has deflected the attack of the ruffian, but Fischer is wounded and fighting bravely....
a bystander shouts a warning to Scharfe who jumps off the bale to face a ruffian who has come up from behind him ....
Hofler kills one of the ruffians ...
the ruffians start to back off ..... Scharfe follows ...
 the militia from the bridge guard have reached the square .....
a couple of shots from the muskets of the militia and the ruffians run back down the road, watched by Hofler and Scharfe...
Fischer lies badly wounded behind the market cross. The ruffians have been ejected from the town ...

[
1. A small game to try out the Eureka Miniatures 'One for All' free rules for the fighting between Hofler, Scharfe, Fischer and the ruffians
2. the main playing surface uses vinyl floor tiles - which I can't seem find anymore of in the local DIY emporiums.
]

Saturday, 9 September 2017

To Safety ....

After losing the battle of Kettelwitz, the King of Monrovia with his lifeguard of horse and some dragoons rides west towards the border and the safety of the burgh town of Rumsdorf

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Kettelwitz, the battle proper ....

continued from the previous post....

The Wittenberg army starts their advance ...
Cavalry clash on the left ....
 infantry move up into short musket range ....

cavalry action also starts on the right ....
following both sides exchanging musket fire, a Monrovian regiment falls back disordered ....
the cavalry melees continue on each flank


the Wittenberg infantry have closed the gap and are at push of pike with the opposition, one Monrovian regiment does not stand but turns tail and starts to run ....
the Monrovians battle line is holding their ground...
 a Monrovian cavalry regiment breaks and turns tail, the Wittenberg cavalry do not pursue ....
 another Monrovian infantry regiment breaks in the centre passing back through another one which joins them in their rout .....
the Monrovians just about plug the hole in the centre
 with their cavalry just holding their ground on each flank


All starts to unravel for the Monrovians ... the infantry on their left flank breaks, and the cavalry on their right flank does the same ....

 most of the cavalry on the Monrovian left flank manages to disengage  ....

with no real battle line left and their troops in full retreat or routing the Monrovian army has lost the battle.....

A VICTORY FOR WITTENBERG