Friday, 30 May 2014
Saturday, 24 May 2014
I'm having a barbecue on the 21st June to celebrate my 40th. Its family,friends,neighbours and my watch from work. Any time after 1400. Plenty of food available and some drinks but I would suggest bringing your favourite tipple.
If its raining party will move inside
20 Leonard Drive
Monday, 19 May 2014
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Monday, 12 May 2014
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
I will be making the trek over to the dark country on the Saturday if anyone else fancies it.
As Irregular are attending plus timecast I need some WW1 stuff so I guess it's worth the journey.
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Monday, 5 May 2014
Dettingen AAR (part 2)
|Having seen off Grammont's cavalry, the British are swinging onto Grammont's infantry flank.|
|French cavalry struggle to cross the stream before the Hanoverian cavalry react. However, the melees are inconclusive to start with. At this point, fighting is general across the whole battlefield.|
|With no other threat the British sledge hammer smashes Grammont's infantry into the Hanoverian anvil.|
|Noaille's reserve is now struggling to maintain its position and Mark orders a general retreat of the French army.|
|The Allied rearguard held its position to the very end of the battle and the French are forced to retire.|
Sunday, 4 May 2014
After fumigating the house with airbrush paint I finally emerged with the following creation of horror.
Yes I probably overdid the colours and it kind of looks more like a piece of camoflage but it's a starting point to work on.
I'll bring it down on Thursday for you to look at. I am sure this can be tweaked and improved further
The Battle of Dettingen AAR (part 1)
|The battle began with the Allies informed that their march to the east has been blocked by the French and that they must withdraw westward and ensure the safety of their baggage. The above picture gives a good overall view looking westwards. To the south is the river main (impassable), to the north are wooded hills (impassable), to the east is Kleinostheim and its stream and to the west is Dettingen and its marshy brook. Russ began the game ordering his baggage westward ahead of the army to get it away from the French blocking force. However, this is turn 2 (8.30am) and Mark has revealed that another blocking force is holding the Dettingen stream and that the Pragmatic Army is trapped. Mark, as you may imagine was now full of glee. Russ made no comment but his eyes were saying "Fuckin Taylor has set me up again!"|
|French and Irish infantry move forward against Kleinostheim.|
|The English Footguards supported by the Hanoverian Guard act as rearguard.|
|The French reserves begin to cross the stream north of Kleinostheim. In the far corner is Ashaffenburg where the French have crossed the Main by pontoon bridge.|
|The Allied reserve. On the hill are Austrian infantry supporting the rearguard in Kleinostheim. To their left are Hanoverian Cavalry.|
|Grammont's cavalry has cleared the stream and marsh ahead of the infantry that they were supposed to support. On attack orders they must close with the British as quickly as possible.|
|Grammont's infantry struggle to maintain cohesion as they cross at Dettingen. Their failure to keep up with the cavalry means this attack will come in piece meal.|
|As Grammont's cavalry moves within charge range of the British infantry, Russ has just managed to issue new orders allowing the British to form line. Behind this thin line the remaining regiments are in column (and we know what happens to columns hit by cavalry!). George II is just behind the British artillery attempting to deploy it before the cavalry charge.|