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.