Saturday, January 26, 2013

Battles of the Oglio & Reggio

My friend Robert has been running a hypothetical northern Italian Napoleonic campaign that a few of us have been enjoying. The first two battles were generated and happened on the same day of the campaign. Because I have a table large enough to host both at one time we're playing them in my basement gaming room. Today we played for the late morning and all afternoon and made good progress on both battles.

Battle of the Oglio

This battle features a major river intersecting the tabletop with two bridges and troops from both armies flowing on throughout the first day of battle. Our armies (the armies of the east represented by Prussian and Russian figures) started holding one bridge, with the enemy establishing a bridgehead on the other. Turn one cavalry reinforcements for the East allowed us to contest the bridgehead. When we called it the Western army (represented by French and Austrian figures) had a considerable figure advantage but were still fighting to expand their bridgehead.  Photos below are mostly sequential with the final photo the status of the game as we broke for the day.

Battle of the Reggio

This battle features the stone-walled town of Reggio which is nestled between two major rivers and abutted with a small forest. A minor marshy stream is also present on the battlefield southwest of the town. The Western army started with two corps if infantry occupying the town with three Eastern corps assaulting. Later in the day each army added an additional cavalry corps.  Again photos are relatively sequential with the final position shown in the final photo.

We hope to continue both games tomorrow if possible. If not we will be scheduling another day of gaming as soon as possible.


DeanM said...

Wow - that is a pretty huge game. Looks like a lot of maneuvering going on. Nice. Dean

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

It's actually two games. The orange strings separate my large table into two smaller tables.

Jack said...

I just ran across the page. I used to love these type of games when I was younger.
I used to love to paint all my pieces, ruined the value of the games but was ton of fun. I will bookmark site see how this turns out.