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The Battle of Schwedt 1758 pt2 - A SYW batrep

As soon as we'd finished part 1 of last Sundays 7YW game the Battle of Schwedt Wood, we moved over to the main Battle of Schwedt, at the start of the game, neither of us knew how the result of the first battle would affect the second game, but we'd find out on turn 2.Lee's report can be found here.Order of BattlePrussian Army (c/o Ray)  1st Battalion - Grenadiers, 29th MB (2), 23rd MB, Medium Gun  2nd Battalion - 41st Foot  (2), 10th Musketeers (2), Medium Gun  3rd Battalion - Jagers  4th Battalion - 2nd Cuirassiers, 3rd Cuirassiers  5th Battalion - 6th Dragoons, 8th DragoonsRussian Army (c/o Lee)  1st Battalion - Grenadiers (2), Apcheron, St Petersburg, Medium Gun  2nd Battalion - Neva, Novva, Pskovsk, Viatsh, Medium Gun  3rd Battalion - Pandours  4th Battalion - Feboravitch Cuirassiers, Kievski Cuirassiers  5th Battalion - Tobolski Dragoons, Arkhanguelogorodski DragoonsAs you can see from above's OOB, we both had 5 brigades, which we had to deploy on a

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The Battles of Schwedt - 1758

Reject HQ saw two battles over the weekend when I faced off against Mr Rousell (of Don't throw a One fame) in a set of linked games set in the seven years war. Postie has been running a few games like this recently, with a smaller game determining advantage to the winner in the second game, and it made for an interesting days gaming. The SetupAs usual, we started by picking out of a metaphorical hat for sides, and I got the Russians while Ray would be the Prussians. I was clearly going to have my work cut out fighting a more experienced player and a better army (+1 morale rating for most of their troops, because they are better trained). I wasn't going to make it easy for Ray and if the dice gods looked on me favourably I might just pull off a win.... I'm all for positive thinking! Game One (Battle of Schwedt Woods) Order of BattlePrussian Reconnaissance Force  2nd Hussars (6th Battalion)  4th Hussars (7th Battalion)  Bosniacks (8th Battalion)Russian Reconnaissance Force  Jo

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The Battle of Schwedt Wood 1758 - A SYW batrep Part 1

Only two Rejects made it to last Sunday's game, BigLee and myself. We picked out the hat not even knowing what game or period we were playing. Lee picked first and Picked the Russians, I picked out the Prussians.We entered the Shed O War to find 2 games ready and waiting, the first being a small sideline game, the Battle of Schwedt Wood 12th August 1758.Both sides had 3 cavalry unitsMy Prussians Reconnaissance force consisted of2nd Hussars4th Hussars& Bosniak Lancers pictured above.Lee's Russian force consisted ofJolty Hussars (pictured in the main pic of this post) I painted these beauties in around 1995!!Slobodski HussarsCossacksWe were testing out a new set of Posties rules, so neither of us new exactly how the game would play out. Each unit had a card, which Postie turned over, Lee declined to move first turn so it was up to me. I deliberately kept my Bosniaks back a little.Lee declined to move again, so I moved up again, to within around 4 inches.Lee's card came out next and he initiated a charg

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The Battle of Trebbia 218 BC - To the Strongest - Batrep

Postie was given a well deserved rest last Sunday, as BigLee ( Lee's report here) took over the reigns as the Ref and cheif organiser. Lee had been planning for some time to introduce the rest of the Rejects to Simon Miller's excellent set of Ancients rules "To the Strongest".Myself and Richard picked out the Romans, Postie and Surj got the Carthaginians. As this was a playtest (or so we thought?) it was just a meeting engagement and it was a simple clashing of armies.We did find out halfway through the game we were infact re-fighting Trebbia!!!!It was actually quite funny, I stood over on the Carthaginian side of the table as me and Richard talked tactics, I noticed the river behind the Roman lines??? "Are we refighting Trebbia?" I asked. Lee's top lip quivered as he lied through his teeth......." No this is just a playtest!"Lying shitbag!(I do infact own some never played with 15mm armies for both sides of the Carthaginian Wars, but I've never found a set of rules that I liked because of the dreaded Maniple

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Skirmish ! Wargames Model Soldiers Military Modelling Show. Sept 19

Can't believe we're nearly half way through September already??? September for the Rejects means a short 20 minute trip to attend Skirmish, a great little Model and Wargames Show in Sidcup.First stop for Lee, Postie and myself was Art of War ShirtsThoroughly nice chap Glen was very happy to sell us all a few of his excellent T-Shirts.I let the side down wearing an Adidas top instead of one of Glen's!!Bad Boy Ray!The Main Trader Hall. Skirmish isn't a massive show, but its still very worth your while paying a visitThere was a great display of Sudan Wars period dress and weaponry.Everyone's favourite Col, BillIt was a shame, both traders and games were down on the last show, it needs a little more support, you never know the Rejects might even put a game on at the next show??Oh yes!!!Not sure my misses would share my appreciation for this work of Art?I can just imagine this beauty sitting above the fireplace at home......John doing his very best sales pitch!Skirmish organiser Craig, from Red Coat ModelsOriginal

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The Battle of Asturias 1809 Part 2 - A Napoleonic batrep

Part 2 of the Battle of Asturias 1809, or as I found out at the end The Battle of Asturias Monastery. I wish I knew that at the start!!So at the end of the sea battle you may remember the British got their transport ships off table, the Brits had 2 rowing boats set to land on the shore.The Monastery, right down the end of the table.Surj had some Spanish troops to place on the table, you can see them in the distance.The 3rd Battalion Valancia LineSonia MilitiaSpanish GuerrillasMaria Luisa Hussars5th Villa Viciosa Dragoons The French had 2 line regts1st Bat 36th Line2nd \bat 36th Line1st Bat 4th Legere10th Chasseur a Cheval15th DragoonsAt the start of the first move Surj had to throw for his row boats, he threw a 1 which was great forme, as this meant his boats were 1 move from the shore, if he'd thrown a 6, his goods would be already unloaded and reloaded onto their transport vehicles.So this gave me a little time, and a little idea that would backfire on me almost straight away.In my deployment I pl

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Napoleonic Naval batrep - The Battle of Asturias 1809

The Battle of Asturias 1809 (off the coast of Asturias)Only 2 Rejects made it for the latest game at Reject HQ, summer holidays and all!!!Postie called and said it was only me and Surj and we'd be playing a Napoleonic Naval game.So I was a little confused when I saw the table above!!Postie explained it was a 2 part game (Oooo how exciting!)I picked out the French and was given the following note.French CommanderYou must stop the British fleet at all costs, if you loses any ship you will withdraw from the action and the British fleet will carry on with its mission. Destroy or disable as many ships as you can.If you reach a certain target you have won.Le Hoche - 76 Gun Flagship Ship of the LineLe Superbe - 74 Gun Ship of the LineMars - 20 Gun CorvetteThe Britsh Fleet consisted of.......Defence 74 Gun Flagship  Ship of the LineAfrica 64 gun Ship of the LineEmpervier 16 Gun BrigAnd three other ship that looked like Merchant ships?Which infact they were....The Amity HallLilyRoseThe British were set up all in

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Battle of Moonshine Ridge - 1862 Maryland

Sunday was unbearably hot inside the shed-o-war, but we persevered because we were playing an excellent ACW game using the Fire and Fury rules. Its been a while since I have played this period or these rules (I think I missed the last game at Reject HQ) so I pulled out my copy of the rules and skimmed through them on Saturday in preparation. Apparently, in that last game, all the players were so frustrated with the way the game played that Postie said he would try to alter some aspects of the rules. So having dutifully read the rules I turn up on Sunday to find that Postie had prepared several changes that made large chunks of the rulebook invalid! So this game was more of a test of some ideas he had that would 'fix' some of the supposedly frustrating elements of the original rules.The SetupThe game is a fictional battle but set in the midst of a real campaign, so Postie drew up our orders of battle from forces appropriate to the time period and location. Both sides started the game in march column, streaming

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Broadside 2019 & The Battle of Killiecrankie 1689

Last Sunday saw the Rejects drive down to Sittingbourne for the Broadside Wargaming show. It was my turn to put on a game. After much deliberation (with myself) I chose to demo "The Battle of Killiecrankie"using Beneath the Lily Banners v3 The War of Three Kings.I painted up all the Scots a few years ago and recently finished off the last few Williamite regts.Postie was bitching that I didn't make bespoke terrain like he and Lee had for our last 2 Broadside game. I totally ignored him and used Posties normal gaming terrain that we use each week when we play. I've gotta admit to being very pleased with the results.Richard and Surj played the historical losers of the battle the Williamites.John and Dave played the Jacobites. With BigLee dipping in and out.I put in an optional rule of an initial bombardment. They threw a D6 and compared in to the chart 1=0 2,3=1 4,5=2 6=3. They threw a 3 giving them only 1 turn of artillery before the game started. They did manage to knock off 2 casualties on Locheils regt thoug

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Broadside 2019 - Rejects go Red!

The sports hall filled up quickly and stayed busy most of the day; the company was friendly with wargame regulars rubbing shoulders with families who popped in having been to the pool next door; the club demo games covered a wide range of periods and were generally of a high calibre. This could describe every Broadside Wargames Show we have attended over the years and Sunday's event was equally good as any we have been too before. A small but very friendly show with great games and a good selection of traders.Posties Rejects have sort of adopted this as our 'local show' and put on a demo here every year. This time it was Ray's turn to devise a game and we were able to have two goes at his recreation of the Battle of Killiecrankie. Not only did we put on our annual demo game but this year saw us 'rebranded' with new Red polo shirts. Black seems to be the colour of preference for the majority of people attending these shows and we sort of merged into the background with our old black polo shirts. Now there is n

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Broadside 2019 - Who's going?

As per my last post, this weekend see's Posties Rejects travelling  miles down the A2 to Milton Hundred;s Broadside 2019.We're their putting on a demo of The Battle of Killicrankie 1689.We can be found inside the red circle at G6.There's plenty of top Traders at the show, I'm looking forward to having a nose around myself.Hopefully you'll come along to the show and support Milton Hundred's great wargame show!If you wanna stop by G6 and see our game please do so, we won't bite.And you can't miss us all, we've spent out and got new club t-shirts, modeled byour Evil Umpire himself Postie.

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Postie Rejects@Broadside Wargames Show

Posties Rejects will be making their annual trip to Sittingborne this weekend, for Milton Hundred Wargames Club's show "Broadside"We're hosting a demo game on The Battle of Killicrankie 1689, using the newest version of Beneath the Lily Banners "The War of Three Kings"Come and check out the game, it should be very interesting!!We've had a few practice games in the last one, due to some disastrous die rolls BigLee managed to hand the game to the Williamites and change history!!!Sunday 9th JuneBroadside Wargames ShowSwallows Leisure CentreCentral AveneueSittingbourneKentME10 4NT

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Battle of Budweis - Moravia 1809

Over the weekend Stuart ran a Napoleonic game for the Rejects, of which Myself, Ray and Surjit were able to take part. As usual, we picked sides randomly out of a figurative hat and I was the odd one out ('odd' being the operative word). I would be playing the Austrians facing off against a combined Saxxon/Bavarian force.SetupThe game Postie set up was a meeting engagement as lead elements of both sides encounter each other between a pair of vital river crossings in Moravia. The Saxonn/Bavarian forces outnumber the Austrians but the latter army has some better quality troops and generally better cavalry (and more of it). My Austrians are arrayed along a small ridgeline, approximately diagonal across the table.  Order of BattleSaxonn /Bavarian Army - IX Corps C/O Marshal Bernadotte1st (Saxonn) Division  c/o GL von ZezSchwitz (Ray)  1st Brigade c/o Gm Von Hartitzsch    Liebgrenadier Garde (1) (Guard)    Combined Grenadiers Radeloff (1) (Elite)     Combined

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Salute 2019 - The Rejects on Tour

What a great day was had by all of Posties Rejects.But I've gotta admit I'm paying for the Marathon session I walked all day Saturday. My knees and back are killing me......but its well worth the pain!!!Luckily for us Reject HQ is only a 40 odd minute drive away. Postie, Dave and myself met Essex boy BigLee there and we were in at 8.15, courtesy of  some Press Passes from organiser Matt Still.Cheers Matt!!Its taken me an age to sort out all the photos I took, I really wish clubs would have info on or near their tables to say who they are and what the game is, it makes it so much easier!!Its a very long post so get the sarnies ready.We normally get a selfie as we enter, as we did we were joined by Mr Panzerkuput Pete BarfieldFirst stop was Warbases to collect an order, Postie got in on the photoNext stop was Col BillsThey do love to pose for piccies!!As does Barry Hilton at the Warfare minis stand.Barry's looking very pleased with himself!Another selfie. Least said about this one the better!!!At 9.55 myse

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Salute 2019 Photo Report - Part 3

The Marathon show report is two-thirds done, but there is plenty of more eye-watering goodness to see. I must admit that by the end of the day I was 'flagging' somewhat. My knees were screaming at me in protest by the end, but despite this, I had a fantastic day. I talked myself horse, spent a small fortune on my new lead mountain and got pretty much everything on my shopping list. One of my jobs today (aside from posting my pictures) is to go online and order a couple of the items that I couldn't find. Kudos and a shout out has to go to 4Ground for their customer service yesterday. I couldn't find something and two members of their team spent a good ten minutes looking through their stock for what I wanted. They didn't have the item I wanted but told me I could place an order at the till and would send me my item post free. Going the extra mile for a customer is always a good thing but this was at 4:45 when they must have been knackered and footsore after a long day, so I appreciated

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