A week ago, Martin and I set out our DBR armies to have a bit of a fight; Catholic German Imperialists vs. Post-Gustavus Adolphus Swedes. It didn't work well for me. Martin had Derek as a subordinate general and I had Bear, although he had to leave to play another scheduled game, and Kevin took over.
My late Swedes have lots of "fast" pistol-armed cavalry as well as "fast" pikes and "fast" shot. I took about 5 battalion guns and one medium cannon to fill out the point values. Fast means that it hits hard in melee but the units can't support each other. I also made the mistake of putting a forest on one of the hills and not the other, which Martin promptly took and set his big and bigger guns there.
(Both Martin and I took the photos.)
|Derek, Kevin, and I check our lists.|
|In a happier mood than I ended the day, I advance my left wing to face Martin's detached division.|
|Martin's centre and left --- Pikes, shot, light guns, and pistol-armed cavalry|
|Martin's right --- a pike & shot unit, dragoons, and Croats of the Imperial Army|
|The command stands were not actually counted as being there. They designated a unit and just looked good.|
|My Swedes - The Green Regiment on the left and the Yellow Regiment in the centre of the photo.|
|Murderer's Row ---- Martin's two heavy cannon and two medium cannon, all of whom laid much, much execution on my army's heads.|
|My left wing --- dragoons and mounted jägers, Finnish Hackapelli backed by cuirassiers, a light gun, and a 6-stand unit of German mercenary horse. Not that it did me much good.|
|The mercenary horse face the pikes while the Croats advance.|
|Kevin was rather aggressive and pushed the Blue regiment close to Martin's pikes.|
|The Yellow Regiment is being whittled down.|
|Martin's pikes stand firm.|
|... and in better focus.|
|The Hackapelli having been disposed of and the jägers driven off, the dragoons make ready to wipe out the cuirassiers. |
Oy! Such a thing!
Since then I have obtained a copy of Warlord Games' Pike & Shotte. With a little fiddling, we should be able to use our 15mm armies. I know I like Black Powder and I'm wanting to try Hail, Caesar! for my Ancients. All of those games flow and play in a similar manner to Warmaster, which is one of my favourite games systems. Of course, I'll let you know.
|Since Remembrance Day is almost upon us...|