Saturday, 22 July 2017

The Garigliano 1503 - Battle Report II

James writes: this week we finished off the Battle of Garigliano. Peter swapped sides and took over from Don as Gonsalvo de Coroba. Graham took sole command of the now depleted French. I persisted in taking the Spanish at the French bridge because I was determined to get over it and barge my way into Formia.

At the French Bridge: The Italians stormed over the bridge and crossed pikes with the French.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Garigliano 1503 - Battle Report

Last night, after two trial runs, we played the first session of the Battle of Garigliano scenario. If I say so myself, it is developing into a great little battle.

Unusually, there was an extra player for last night's session. Graham's friend Don was up north on a two day pass and he took charge, most successfully as it happened, of the Spanish right; I took the Spanish left, mostly unsuccessfully; Graham took the French right, holding the French bridge in the face of my woeful opposition; Peter took the French left, only to watch his Swiss get shot to pieces and a charge of wonder by Prospero Colonna's bodyguard cavalry.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Italian Wars Unit Characterisation for Pike & Shotte

James has recently tweaked his master table for characterising units for Pike & Shotte games set in the earlier part of Italian Wars - between Charles VIII's 1494 invasion of Italy and the Sack of Rome in 1527.