Tuesday, January 6, 2015

LEUCHARS BIG GAME: 28MM NORDLINGEN 1634

Between Christmas and New Year I was lucky enough to get an invite to the Leuchars Club’s traditional big holiday game.  This year it was a 28mm refight of the  Battle of Nordlingen 1634. from the Thirty Years War.  There were 8 players a side and 3 busy umpires.  We used a simple set of rules developed by the Leuchars club – they worked well for such a big multi-player game.
 

 
VIEW FROM SWEDISH LEFT FLANK
 
HAPPY SWEDISH COMMANDERS - HOPES SOON TO BE DASHED

The terrain was fairly simple as it all has to be setup and removed on the day of the game.  I started the game commanding the forlorn hope cavalry brigade on the far left of the Swedish Armies flank.  The brave boys did well holding up their more numerous Imperialist opponents until after lunch – an action described as miraculous!   I then commanded a reserve infantry brigade which arrived to shore up the rest of the disintegrating Swedish  left flank.

MY PLUCKY CAVALRY HOLD OF THEIR OPPONENTS


SWEDISH RIGHT FLANK PREPAES TO ATTACK THE REDOUBT - BUT THAT WAS NOT THE PLAN!

SPANISH COMMANDERS CALMLY AWAIT THE ATTACK BEHIND THEIR REDOUBT
Altogether it was once again an enjoyable game at Leuchars – I will be back late this year.  My thanks to the organisers.  Angus Konstam has written a fuller report from the Imperialist side on his site at

http://www.edinburghwargames.com/Journal%20101.htm

3 comments:

  1. Yet another great looking game Bill! Now that's a big game!

    Christopher

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