Leman inspiring stuff. Am I right in thinking your infantry is a mix of Pendraken and some Old Glory?
Yes, my collection started back in 2009 when a mate and I each bought an army pack from Pendraken - he bought Prussian Musketeers and I bought Austrian. I then came across OGUK's 6 for 5 offer and bought some Prussian musketeers, cavalry and artillery. I later supplemented this with additional purchases from Pendraken and a few Irregular battalion guns and Grenzers. For flags I use those sold by Baccus, who have an enormous range which works well with 10mm figures.
The battle opened with an advance by the Austrian cavalry towards the Prussians, who went into line and charged. The Austrians countercharged and saw off the hussars, who were done for. Meanwhile the Prussian infantry advanced towards the Austrian infantry, but the Prussian artillery were stalled, limbered. The superior Austrian artillery played on the Prussian grenadiers, but to little effect as they went into line. In the following moves the grenadiers were taken in flank and destroyed by the Austrian dragoons, but they themselves were done for by their two heroic efforts. Alas it was to no avail as the Prussian line ploughed into the Austrian line, completely dispersing one unit, routing the other and leaving their brigadier ripe for capture. At the start of the next, and final, move the Austrian commander legged it over the bridge,
I chose to fight this for obvious reasons, my opponent had had a rough day at work (public sector so that says it all!) and had not yet seen the rules, and I had only read the rulebook, picked up from Caliver at Warfare. The first 3 photos below show initial dispositions and the final shows what happened to the Austrians.
Hi all, Andy Fuller here of Liverpool Wargames Association (UK). I have been wargaming the Seven Years War for about 8 years now in 10mm scale. so far have played using Maurice, Black Powder and Field of Battle 2. Of the three FOB2 is my preferred set, but not amongst the others down the club, so hoping HOW will satisfy everyone's tastes. Three of us down the club have 10mm SYW armies that include Austrian, French, British and two Prussian. My next army planned is Russian. From a read through of the rules I think it will provide the kind of game we are all looking for.
In my 10mm units I use 25mm squares for infantry. In some units I have put a couple of infantry and a 3pdr on a base to represent the battalion gun. The rules I have used previously ignore battalion guns, so I did it just for show, but quite glad now and will probably make more such bases. I have posted a link to my SYW photos on the Terrain thread in the photos section.
I was right, completely different to other fora in that I thought it would post one photo to the forum, but instead you've got access to the whole back catalogue of my 10mm SYW photos. Many games played down the Liverpool club, and some of my painting efforts. Really looking forward to trying out Honours of War next Thursday. Will most likely try the first scenario in the book to get a feel for the flow of the game.
And I don't think anything has happened. No, the usual jumble before some helpful soul comes along and tells you how to do it here because it is different, again, from the other fora, which are also different from each other.