Last night my long term opponent Mark graciously took the field against my French at the Grimsby Wargames Society.
This was the first opportunity I've had to use the newly created Regiment Clare and two of the recently revamped battalions of Alsaace (see earlier posts). Fielding eleven battalions of French (and Germans, Italians & Irish) I had a serious advantage in numbers of foot over Marks seven English & Dutch. But what you gain with one hand you lose with the other and Mark provided five regiments of horse and dragoons to my three regiments. Those dragoons were to be a source of annoyance all night.
|Revamped Alsaace in the front line. Those new bases look okay.|
|Three lines of three ranks|
|The extra base does not make a deal of difference when placed against other units in terms of height at least.|
|The Irish go into action|
This deceptive appearance was to prove critical at the end of the game.
|Alsaace in action|
Another good game and whilst the outcome was more of the same for the French - defeat - a highly enjoyable night at the Grimsby Wargames Society. so my thanks to Mark for bringing long his English & Dutch and to my son for taking part.
Club rules used as always. We may need to revisit the morale tests to prevent the three rank units being quite so dominant but more on that in another post.
Apologies for the blurry photographs - hand shake due to a cold I'm afraid.