Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Swiss v Italisn 25-01-2010

A DBMM bame using Martin and Steve's 15mm Renaissance figures.

The game begins

The Swiss launched an assault in the centre and right wing. Artillery and support were on a hill on the left flank. They faced the Italians with Albanian allies and some Swiss mercenaries.

A push of pike on the right wing.

Once the more agile Italian force got on the Swiss flanks, the massacre began, although the left flank made good progress against the Albanians and two elements of handgunners held up a column of Light Horse.

The End.

Losing more casualties than they caused, the centre and ruight inevitably collapsed.

Italian / Albanian = Steve.
Swiss mercenaries = Adrian
Swiss Centre and Left = Martin
Swiss Right = Ian

Words by Ian
Pics by Ian

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

DBMM Battle: Samurai v Timurid 18-01-2010


Samari v Timurid

The report of the following wargame took place on the 18th January 2010, using DBMM rules, 350 points per army and 15mm figures.

After initial Agression and deployment dicing Timur became the invader and after early morning maneoveuring the battle commenced at 11 am ish

The Timurids deployed their mounted forces in two main wings left and right with a weak centre.

The Samari deployed their Horde in front of their central foot command and then two further right and left wing commands of mixed mounted and foot.

As the Samari advanced the Timurid left wing moved further out, and the central command move to the rear of the right wing command. (as per IW's picture)

Combat commenced on the Timurid Right wing with the Stampeding Camels and Elephants have some initial success, however the wyle Samari soon managed to surround both foes and destroyed them. Timur then tried without much success to punch a hole through the Samari's left and central wings but the valiant Samari poured men in from both commands blocking the attempt.

Over on the Timurid Left both forces stood off each other as the Samari had the advantage of the upground and the right wing protected by a wooded area.
Eventually the Timurids charged uphill into the affray which see-sawed up and down as each side battled hard to maintain\ gain any advantage.

In the end actual time caused the game to be drawn to a conclusion after toting up the morale points lost it was agreed to call this a drawn game.

Report by Robin
Photo by Ian (apologies for poor quality)

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Blitzkreig Commander Battle Report 18-01-2010


American Para's landed and died in droves, British Para's landed and died in droves (this took a bit longer than the American Para's cos the Brits are harder). Our glorious German Volksturmjagers despite being old men in their eighties and nineties put up a good show more succumbing to lumbago and arthritis than enemy fire (despite the claims to the contrary of the Allied Airborne commander). The American Para's were more interested in sight seeing than the job in hand and spent most of the game meandering aimlessly across the battlefield undoubtedly searching for French Totty and wine to liberate.
Report by Chris.
Photo by Ian