One of the benefits of retiring to mid France is you get the space for a thumping great gaming table – one of our members sent us these pix from his solo game (the downside of mid France is the closest SLW member is 2 hours away further North ….)
Anyway, if you like Napoleonics porn, here we go….taking the bridge and town of Abensberg circa 1809. General de Brigade, approximated Orbats
The setup – Bavarians on the left attack the bridge, Austrians on the right are not well deployed to resist
Bavarians come pouring over the bridge, Grenz infantry opposing them
Austrian infantry reinforcements start to arrive
Things really start to get difficult for the Bavarians when Austrian cavalry start to ford the river on the Bavarian’s flanks.
Things fall apart under weight of Austrian numbers, will the centre hold?
The circling Austrian cavalry falls on the rear of the Bavarian artillery…..
….and then onto the rear of the Bavarian infantry, who have also failed to crack the Kaiserliks in their front. Surrounded, they had to surrender.
The good news as a Solo gamer is that you are always victorious, the bad news is that you always lose. The Bavarian alter ego reflected that:
“I should really have thought more carefully about assaulting head-on and the clever cavalry flank attack just didn’t work either.”
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This post was written by Alan Patrick