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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 d'Artenay-Pas-Vraiment - 1870

On Sunday I braved high winds and terrible traffic to join the Rejects for a game in Posties Shed-o-War. However, for a change, our leader wasn't running the game, the honour instead falling to Reject Richard. He had brought his excellent figure collection along for a Seven Years War game using the They Died for Glory rules. This is the second time I have played these rules and both times we have had an excellent game, even if the result wasn't what I had hoped for. In fact, I enjoyed them so much I have bought a copy for myself. The SetupThis is a hypothetical scenario based on the military situation at the time. August and September of 1870 have seen the irresistible onslaught of the Prussian War Machine against an ill-prepared and poorly lead French Army. The Prussians and their allies under the direction on Moltke have swept the Imperial French forces from the North and have commenced the siege of Paris. However, the Teutonic hoard has failed to destroy the armies of Napoleon III,

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Mehr, 1758

Last week we had Seven Years War game. After several tests, Michael finally published his set and this time we were going to check, how it will work with historical scenario. For that we used one of the Charles Grant's games and that was battle of Mehr, fought 5th of august 1758.W zeszłym tygodniu mieliśmy grę z okresu wojny siedmioletniej. Po kilku testach, Michael w końcu opublikował swoje zasady i tym razem postanowiliśmy je przetestować z historycznym scenariuszem. do tego celu użyliśmy jednej z gier Charlesa Granta i była to potyczka pod Mehr, stoczoną 5 sierpnia 1758 roku.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Charles GrantUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael SchneiderSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWCFIGURES & MODELS/FIGURKI I MODELE: Angus Konstam, Michael Schneider1. Forces. Siły.ALLIED/SPRZYMIERZENI(Michael, Mike)7 x Line Infantry Battalion2 x Cavalry RegimentsFRANCE/FRANCJA(Angus, Alasdair, Bartek)11 x Line Infantry Battalion1 x Gun Battery2 x Cavalry Regiment1 x Light Cavalry Regiment2. The game. Gra.The objec

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Detmold, 1759

Last Thursday, we got demand for a horse and musket game. I push idea to try another time Michael's Seven Years War rules and all agreed. We wanted  to check if the BUA rules working well. During our game we had two new players and they pick up the game very quickly and that prove that the rules are easy to pick, which was one of our conditions for the rules for that period.W ostatni czwartek część z nas miała chęć zagrania w grę z czasów konia i muszkietu. Podsunąłem pomysł, by rozegrać kolejny raz testową grę Michael'owych zasad Seven Years War i wszyscy się na to zgodzili. Tym razem byliśmy ciekawi zasad walk w budynkach i czy napisane zasady są dobrze napisane. Podczas naszej gry uczestniczyło w niej dwóch nowych graczy, którzy bardzo szybko zrozumieli jej przepisy. To tylko potwierdza, że zasady są bardzo łatwe dla nowicjuszy, czyli jeden z naszych warunków względem zasad do tego okresu.SCENARIO/SCENARIUSZ: Michael SchneiderUMPIRING/PROWADZENIE GRY: Michael SchneiderSCENERY/SCENERIA: SESWC

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