Monday, 25 October 2010

Small Spanish Game (3): The Spanish Ulcer (again)

Ignoring the frittering exchanges of fire on the Spanish left which although sometime vicious was just in reality a pinning action, all eyes could not help but be centred on the the "Hill". Time after time the Spanish were tested reformed into a contiguous line until all their reserves were finally committed.

The swirling mass of melee that lasted for several turns:

Until the situation finally breaks decisively one way, as the Spanish "dubious horse" (seen yellow above and missing below) is broken:

This leaves the Spanish infantry on the "Hill" isolated and outflanked and hit by a nasty combined arms attack.

With one inevitable outcome of a disintergrated Spanish right wing, but full honours to the Spanish who fought damned well (fine praise indeed coming from a Frenchman).

The army morale cracks and end of game (spot the difference in the above, the surrounded Spanish infantry can now be canistered as well).

Lessons learned
  • The game still played too long taking four club nights
  • An average unit size of twelve is now too big for AoE
  • We will try it next with eight/nine as the average size!


Paul said...

Nice report and great to see that someone else does some lessons learnt.

Next post some AFV's please!

Pablo J. Álvarez said...

Great battle

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Glad you liked it Pablo :)

We have another scheduled to start this week, I just hope it plays quicker than the last two.

I didn't think the French were going to do it last time but there was a particularly brave/chancey French commander who "won" at the right time!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Paul, I think the Maus is making its way towards the painting tray

Leapfrogging other lapsed projects