Beared-itorial

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Well WAAC seems to have started bubbling along :) The #WAACChallenge Buy a cheap model, paint it, sell it on the difference goes to WAAC nice simple easy!! What are you waiting for??? Ah yes link to the RULES there you go.. #WAAC Salamanders The fun of building a 40k army is a serious one, […]

Foxy cunning…

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So I’ve been obsessed with LotD recently, and figured I needed variety on this blog, so I took a step towards it, I decided to try and get some more Romans done, I love my romans! Anyway, my Mrs notices me getting all my stuff out to paint up another 20 man cohort or republican […]

X-Wing software tools part 4: Apps

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This is part 4 in a multi-part series about software tools for FFG’s X-Wing miniatures game. Parts 1, 2, and 3 can be found here, here, and here. Android Android users can get several useful and free apps from Google’s Play Store. I tested them on a tablet, so I can’t tell you how they…

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WW100 – Great War Exhibition Miniatures

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I finished my last 33 Turk and Fernleaf soldiers this evening, just before the deadline. It was a huge privilege to be involved in the project.If you need catching up on what all this is about, Sir Peter Jackson has commissioned a diorama to be constru…

Aeronef in Houston

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A visual Aeronef treat for a Sunday – Andy at Houston Beer and Pretzel Wargaming (great name for a club) has sent us a bunch of photos from their annual Aeronef game, “Clash Over The Desert”. Here are a couple of samples, there are far more on their website (click on either photo to go […]

Perry Miniatures: New Blitzkrieg World War Two Vehicles Released

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Perry Miniatures has released these new World War Two vehicles.Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily wargame news, straight from the source. We also have an extensive collection of reviews and…

Finished Wind Maiden and Dettol

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Hi All,Well since the response to my last post was so underwhelming, I’ll bore you with another. Here’s that figure from the Caeser fantasy adventurer set that I’ve used for a sorceress and a wind maiden of late in my games of Rally Round the King (RRt…

Pulp City based coated and washed

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Still lots to do but almost ready for a game or two. They are a bit brighter than photo suggests but I do tend to be quite a dark painter anyway. Very nice to paint and the variety is brilliant. Each model is unique and they are require different techniques. The big powerhouse, Cro Mag […]

Battle of Salamanca – Black Powder AAR

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Battle of Salamanca – July 22nd, 1812

Roy Scaife, John Lantz and I got together today to play test our Napoleonic scenario for Black Powder that we plan to run at KublaCon this coming May (memorial day weekend here in the US).  Roy did a great job of putting together the scenario – working partly from the historical battle and the scenario that is covered in the Albion Triumphant: Volume 1 expansion for Black Powder.

Background

After the capture of Badajoz and Ciudad Rodrigo, the Duke of Wellington advanced into Spain. Marshal Marmont’s French Forces were waiting for him. Marmont was able to threaten the British supply lines and force Wellington to fallback. On July 22nd, Marmont encountered a British force in plain view on a ridge and clouds of dust moving away to the south. Thinking he had caught Wellington’s rearguard, Marmont extended his army to flank the defenders. Unfortunately for Marmont, what he thought was the rearguard was Wellington’s left flank, and the clouds were from the baggage train Wellington had sent towards Ciudad Rodrigo. Wellington immediately ordered his army to attack.

Overview

This scenario covers the center of the Battle of Salamanca. The French left is certainly lost to Marmont’s fatal mistake. With Thomieres’ and Curto’s Divisions unsupported they are relatively easy for Packenham’s infantry and Cotton’s cavalry to overwhelm. On the French right Foy and Ferrey attempt to support the center, but they are checked by the 1st and Light Divisions of the British. A victory in the center for either side will divide the enemy’s army and deal a decisive blow to the enemy.

The overall battlefield and focus area of our battle.

As you can see from the map above, we are focusing in on a specific part of the overall battlefield.  This translates into the table layout below.

Victory Conditions & Points

The game lasts 6 turns or until, at the end of a turn, one or both of the armies become broken (1/2 or more brigades are broken).  Victory points are allocated as follows:

  • Lesser Arapiles hill – French controlled = 6VP, British controlled = 3VP
  • Greater Arapiles hill – French controlled = 3VP, British controlled = 6VP
  • For each full size Infantry or Cavalry unit destroyed or shaken (at game end) = 2VP
  • For each Artillery unit or small/tiny sized unit destroyed or shaken (at game end) = 1VP
  • For each enemy general (brigade or C-in-C) removed from play = 1VP
  • If your opponents army is broken = 6VP
  • For each of your opponents broken brigades = 2VP
At games end, count up your victory points.  Determine the difference in victory points.  For the player with more victory points, consult the following results:
  • +0-5VP = Draw
  • +6-10VP = Minor Victory
  • +11 or more = Major Victory

British Order of Battle

C-in-C:
  • Wellington – SR 9
1st Brigade – Clinton – SR-7: 
  • 79th Line – Cameron Highlanders
  • 92nd Line – Gordon Highlanders
  • 2nd Line – King’s German Legion 
  • 85th Light – Bucks Volunteers 
  • 60th Rifle Company 
  • 1st Royal Foot Artillery
2nd Brigade – Cole – SR-7:
  • 3rd Foot Guards – Scot’s
  • 2nd Foot Guards – Coldstream
  • 52nd Light – Oxfordshire 
  • 1st Line – King’s German Legion
  • 95th Rifle Company
  • 3rd Portuguese Foot Artillery
3rd Brigade – Leith – SR-7:
  • 42nd Line – Royal Highlanders
  • 5th Line – King’s German Legion 
  • 29th Line – Worcestershire 
  • 35th Line – Sussex 
  • 95th Rifle Company
  • 2nd Royal Foot Artillery
4th Brigade – Hope – SR-7:
  • 51st Light – King’s Own/Yorkshire 
  • 2nd Light – King’s German Legion 
  • 9th Portuguese Cacadores Light Regiment
5th Brigade – Cotton – SR-8:
  • 1st Hussars (Light) Cavalry- King’s German Legion
  • 10th Hussars (Light) Cavalry – Prince of Wales Own 
  • 3rd KGL Horse Artillery

French Order of Battle

French C-in-C:
  • Marmont – SR 8
1st Brigade – Sarrut – SR-7:
  • 2nd Line Infantry 
  • 4th Line Infantry
  • 27th Line Infantry
  • 36th Light Infantry
  • Foot Artillery Battery
2nd Brigade – Bonnet – SR-7: 
  • 118th Line Infantry 
  • 119th Line Infantry
  • 122nd Line Infantry
  • 130th Light Infantry
  • Foot Artillery Battery
3rd Brigade – Brennier – SR-7:
  • 65th Line Infantry
  • 22nd Line Infantry
  • 50th Line Infantry
  • 17th Light Infantry
  • Foot Artillery Battery
4th Brigade – Maucune – SR-7:
  • 15th Line Infantry
  • 25th Light Infantry
  • Foot Artillery Battery
  • Foot Artillery Battery
5th Brigade – Boyer – SR-8:
  • 6th Dragoon Cavalry
  • 11th Dragoon Cavalry 
  • Horse Artillery

Pictures & Our AAR

Our game lasted 5 turns.  By the end of turn 5 both armies had broken, with 4 of 5 French brigades broken and 3 of 5 British brigades broken.  Two British generals died when the units they where leading in melee were destroyed.  The French suffered heavy casualties – and it wasn’t looking good for them until they managed a great round of shooting in turn five that saw many British units move to “shaken” (with counts against brigade and army morale).  The British cavalry was destroyed by turn two but the French could never capitalize on the opportunity due to poor command rolls.  Two of the British brigades (in the center) failed brigade orders in the first couple of turns which delayed getting them engaged and allowed the French to move forward early to engage the left and right British flanks.  The official VP results are after the pictures below.

So who won?  The end of turn 5 VPs worked out as follows:
British:

  • +3VP (holding lesser Arapiles)
  • Destroyed/shaken French units:
    • 6 x Infantry = 12VP
    • 2 x Cavalry = 4VP
    • 1 x Artillery = 1VP
  • +6VP (French army broken)
  • +8VP (4 x broken French brigades)
TOTAL = 34VPs
French:
  • +3VP (holding greater Arapiles)
  • Destroyed/shaken units:
    • 8 x Infantry = 16VP
    • 2 x Cavalry = 4VP
    • 2 x Rifle Companies = 2VP
  • +2VP (British generals killed)
  • +6VP (British army broken)
  • +6VP (3 x broken British brigades)
TOTAL = 39VP
That leaves the difference in VPs at +5 in favour of the French which is a DRAW (one more VP and they would have pulled out a minor victory!).
Overall it was a great game — we are adjusting two things:
  1. The woods between the two central British brigades will be reduced to a single tree — the larger tree clump really limited the British ability to deploy their brigades.
  2. Replace one of the French Dragoon units with a French light cavalry unit (either Hussars or Chesseur a Cheval).
I also finished my army quick references for the Albion Triumphant Volume 1 French and British lists this morning …

Well — that’s it for today — I hope you enjoyed the report!

Battle Report 2,000 point – Imperial Guard & Tau VS Space Marines

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Well after two weeks I have finally written up my Guard & Tau VS Space Marines battle report. It can

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Dead Man’s Hand

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After accidentally buying lots of Wild West figures, terrain and buildings for Malifaux, the inevitable has happened and I have expanded into the Dead Man’s Hand Wild West game.I know it’s been out for several years already, but this is my first game o…

Mordheim Vampire Hunters: Forces of Undead: Grave Guard Seneschal

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Finally got around to putting some paint on this guy. Seriously unimpressed with the quality of the finecast piece though (the chest and left arm) it made it quite maddening to paint and at certain angles the figure looks a bit rubbish, but whatever, i…

Ebay Project and New Weathering pigments 

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Today i went to town and grabbed myself a handful of new goodies! first thing i found was a discounted box of tamiya weathering pigments, but unopened :) i snapped this one up and then went looking for a new project to paint for sale. I chose ww2 as its always popular but i love the Valiant models and it was a pleasure, as much as it was a draaaggggggggg to glue up these 64….yes…..SIXTY FOUR models….for only £6! that’s almost less than $10! They’re good fun to glue but they are […]

Black & White Video Review

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War is in the air. Two feuding nations after a decade of a very fragile truce assemble their armies: Her Majesty Susanna from Thargaton with troops in black uniforms to the west and Cardinal Nicodemus from Vesani with white-robed religious fanatics to the east. Both leaders try to secure the most strategic parts of forty-kilometer-long …

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RP No 166 NYW French – Gardes Suisses

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The Swiss Guard was a regiment that could trace its ancestry back to at least 1590. In 1615 it was first mentioned as a guard regiment and it was completed and functioning as such by 1616. By 1700 it numbered 12 companies of Swiss soldiers, b…

Battle Group Lokhvitsa Campaign ticket purchased

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I enjoyed the Ponyri campaign last year at Stafford Games run by the Battle Group team and Plastic Soldier company. They are running another one this year 31st Oct to 1st Nov but instead of Kursk they have gone for a Barbarossa battle – Lokhvitsa.It di…

Warlord Games: New Italian M41 Carro Comando Command Vehicle

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Warlord Games: Players of Bolt Action Italian armies receive a new command option this week in the form of the M41 Carro Comando to lead your forces!Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily warga…

Conwy Wargames Club meet tomorrow

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Club meeting tomorrow at the Anglers at Rhos. This month it’s a 28mm Dark Ages game using Dux Bellorum. I’m looking forward to it. The chap putting on the game has really lovely troops. As an added bonus I also have the rules to read, purchased at a re…

LotD SGT 2.0

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So I wasn’t very happy with my LotD sergeant that I made, mainly just the banner, that was such an old banner that the surface had become rough and horrible, the flames looked terrible, and his head, the half cyborg head just didn’t seem right, so I scrapped those parts and revisited him with some […]

Puppetswar: New Double and Single Telegraph Poles

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Puppetswar: You can find more wargame terrain on our website starting today. Two types of telegraph poles available in two sets of ten pieces.Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily wargame news…

Gripping Beast: New Saga Spanish, Moors and Plastic Arab Light and Heavy Cavalry

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Just found these upcoming releases from Gripping Beast to be released on Salute 2015.Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily wargame news, straight from the source. We also have an extensive col…

Pure Evil Miniatures: Three Huge Monster Tentacles Released

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Pure Evil Miniatures has released these three huge tentacles.Welcome to Wargame News and Terrain, a wargame hobby blog dedicated to supply you with your daily wargame news, straight from the source. We also have an extensive collection of reviews and t…

AAR: The Zareba at Handoub

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At the last club night at Wyvern Wargamers, I put on a further game in my ongoing Sudan campaign. Bob and new Wyverner Furphy of (‘Furphy’s Brush with History’ – check it out) took a British brigade each, while Dane took the Mahdists. It was a slightly…

Typhoon Modern Air Combat Rules

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I found these on the hard-drive today, so thought I’d track them down on the net, having forgotten where I originally located them. Although designed for 1/144th scale models, which seems a bit counter-intuitutive given the range factor in modern air w…

**Target Located…Relaying Coordinates** – Pathfinder Breakdown

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The galaxy is burning. As the might of humanity pushes ever outwards from the GCPS, they encounter new and more dangerous threats amongst the stars. The forefront of the all-powerful Council of Seven’s response is the deadly Enforcers. Clad in the best armour that money can buy, and armed with weapons of devastating power, they […]