In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

A Bit of a Throwback

My buddy Scott, with whom I've been gaming for about 30 years, works his butt off at the Toyota plant with piles of mandatory over time, so he rarely gets out for games. He likes big horse and musket battles too, which neither of us get to play much any more.

But this past Saturday he brought down part of the enormous 28mm Napoleonic collection that he's been getting painted for the past 2 or 3 years. He's got a Corps each of Austrians and French (all Perry Miniatures) plus some lovely Crescent Root buildings.

So we set up far too many figures on far too complex a table with far too complicated a scenario and bashed on with Black Powder.

But fun was had. German and Hungarian infantry held off charging squadrons of Hussars and lancers. French infantry stormed the dug in battery where some of the gunners held on far longer than expected. German counterattack columns disappeared like mist. Jaegers held a column attack for four rounds of hand to hand before destroying the French. Austrian cavalry arrived at literally the 11th hour turning the tide.

On to pictures!
Setting up

Scott has limbers for every 2 gun battery

My gabions were pretty excited to have some black powder artillery behind them

Austrian Grenadiers brigade in the cathedral


French commander

Scott is getting his own game room and terrain together, featuring a 5x12 table. Hopefully we'll be able to get his whole collection out! He'd like to try General d'Armee as well.


  1. Great looking game! Looks like you both had some fun...which is what it's all about, right?

  2. Oooh. If only I had space, time, and focus ;)

  3. Impressive collection- great to see you and your buddy have time and energy to get it out on the table.

  4. Painting and basing minis can be a grind, but then they make it into a game and it becomes all worthwhile.