Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Phone blogging


A few months ago my laptop broke, and I haven't bought a new one yet. I have a big desktop computer, but I don't like using it for writing blogs or doing small photo editing. So this is a post from my phone to show some of the things that have occupied my hobby time!

Spanish for the Dutch revolt/80 years war/30 years war

Some cuirassiers as well

Here you can see the fun I had with painting the horses, I really enjoyed  doing these!

A little bit of a close up

And the whole lot from behind

This was my addition to a big Wargaming community day where everybody played something from our 80 years war. The next few pictures are from the battle I participated in, Kallo 1638.

The dykes constituted good going terrain, almost everything else was difficult or very difficult marshland (the Dutch had flooded the area). The brown indicates real water, the Schelde actually goes right up to the dykes on the right. The spanish on the left had to get units into the Dutch deployment area while the Dutch scored points for destroying Spanish units.

We used the Tercios rules.

I had the Spanish left flank, my team mate would focus on the right. I had requisitioned the majority of Spanish artillery (3 batteries) and had only 1 fort to deal with. My units advanced quickly along the dykes towards the Dutch.

I had the advantage of numbers, and after some initial floundering progress they began to count. The Spanish advance was beginning to make some real headway.

On the Spanish right flank things looked pretty good. Spanish units advanced towards the Dutch troops avoiding a direct assault on the fortress. Dutch artillery did do a number on the Spanish from this entrenched position...

Back on the left flank the Spanish routed nearly all the Dutch forces and even managed to take the fortress. My Spanish cuirassiers got into a position to storm down the dyke and help on the Spanish right flank..

Unfortunately the Spanish right flank had crumbled by this point, the Dutch therefor achieved a victory.

We finished the game in a day with most people not having played (much) before. The Tercios rules are a lot of fun and more on the side of fun than on the side of absolute realism. They are however a bit heavy on the markers and require a bit of work in advance. I would recommend them!