The 60th rifles had the following plan of the battlefield, drawn up by their sinister and somewhat scary Exploring Officer.
I had a few issues to do with terrain, since I wanted to use my 28mm figures for this game, and my Peninsular project is very much in it's early stages. I had been making some walled gardens, and indeed they can be seen in the photograph of the battlefield proper, but it turned out that the damned rendering was still wet so I couldn`t use them.
The Captain`s orders were for a straight-forward attack, down the left flank.
So! I ended up on the Torres Vedras road after all. Typical bureaucratic cock-up - not surprised.
Right, let's crack on and get stuck into these Frenchies.
Deployment point in the middle of the edge of the three small gardens tile. Secondary point as far forward as possible from that.
Speed is the object here, shock and awe.
All three skirmish groups to occupy the two small buildings and environs and cover advance of the three line groups at pace along same side of the road.
If the Count of Pantyloons complains then he'll find himself swivelling on the end of me boot! What an absolute shower.
Lieutenant Brûlé to the left. Major Finguin to the right.
|The French defend their Officer, who is hiding in the privy.|
|The Captain has lost none of his skills.|
|Lieutenant Brûlé emerges from the privy, a happier man...|
|The Wachtmiester leads some skirmishers to engage the French left.|
|Sergeant Feringno leads a group to support the Captain|
|The Count of Pantalones and his body servant Acmet arrive on the field.|
|The Captain drives off the French skirmishers and pushes up to the Privy. Where did that French Officer go?|
|The 60th Rifles begin to take down the French Group. Brûlé has been killed, or perhaps retreated back into the Privy!|
|The Major attempts to hold on the French left|
|Binky pushes his own group up, supprioted bt the Wachtmiester.|
|Binky triumphantly volleys and charges|
|The French run for it|
|The end game.|