Friday, 29 May 2009

Battle of Talavera - September 2006

In mid October 2006 we set up this table for the visit of Costa Blanca News, the English language weekly newspaper. They do an article each week about ex pats living in the area, and we asked them to feature us so that we could get some publicity and contact other wargamers in the area.

He seemed quite impressed and took a few photographs which appeared in the paper.

It seemed a shame not to record the table in photographs for our own records

Talavera battlefield

British foot artillery

British centre

British cavalry

Spanish army in Talavera

Spanish reserve at Talavera

Spanish cavalry passing through Talavera

French right flank

French Irish Legion

French foot artillery

French reserve cavalry

French reserve cavalry

French left flank

French left

French attack on Talavera

Battle of Landshut - September 2006

On 4 September 2006 we set up this one off wargame.

It was not a refight of an historical battle, but another in the series we fought to convert LFS rules to suit our armies.

The whole battlefield. Bavarians on the left are attacking. Austrians on the right defending

Austrian right. The church is held by a battalion of jagers, with a brigade of greandiers in reserve.

Austrian centre. One battalion holds the woods, with another on their right. The rest of the brigade are held in reserve behind the woods.

Austrian left. One battalion holds the village, another two either side plus a battery of artillery. The remainder of the brigade is in reserve. The battallion on the right has formed square because of the threat from enemy lancers.

Bavarian left. An elite infantry brigade approach the woods, with cavalry on their right.

Bavarian centre. The divisional commander has ordered Halt. The CinC has arrived to issue fresh orders. The infantry are in square because of the threat from enemy cavalry

Bavarian right. The main attack consists of a Bavarian brigade (right) and a Baden brigade (left). Cavalry protect their left, and the artillery are moving up in support