Thursday, 27 December 2012

The Battle of Porcinorci - Report (Part 1)

Here’s James’ first report of his “refight” of the fictional battle of Porcinorci.

On the French right the battle opened with both sides pushing forward mixed light cavalry:

The Imperials came off the better, but the skirmishing is far from over:

The cavalry were followed into battle by the infantry. The Swiss, both pike squares up, are seen here advancing into a hail of deadly arquebus fire from a Spanish colonela - they rolled an 11 vs 1, taking out 3 unit integrity at a stroke:

 

On the Imperial left the Landsknecht and Spanish foot, supported by Genitors, go in hard against the French infantry:

A fire fight is developing, but the Gascon crossbow is no match for the massed troops of the Empire:

In the centre, the French Gendarmerie advances into the teeth of the oncoming Spanish:

This contest may well decide the day. Gendarmes, supported by artillery, taking on a pike square:

It will be interesting to see how the rules deal with this situation:

We only played a single turn of the battle last Wednesday night so there is plenty left in it. It will resume next Wednesday.

I have also been doing lots of work on the rules. In a couple of weeks I should have a play test version ready for those who want to check them out.

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