Thursday, 27 December 2012

Porcinorci - battle report, part 1

On the French right the battle opened with both sides pushing forward mixed light cavalry 
The Imperials came off the better, but the skirmishing is far from over.
The cavalry were followed into battle by the infantry. The Swiss, both pike squares up, are seen here advancing into a hail of deadly arquebus fire from a Spanish colonela - they rolled an 11 Vs a 1, taking out 3 unit integrity at a stroke.
On the Imperial left the Landsknecht and Spanish foot, supported by Genitors, go in hard against the French infantry.
 A fire fight is developing, but the Gascon crossbow is no match for the massed troops of the Empire.
 In the centre, the French Gendarmerie advances into the teeth of the oncoming Spanish.
 This contest might well decide the day. Gendarmes, supported by artillery, taking on pike square.
It will be interesting to see how the rules work with this.

We only played a single turn of the battle last Wednesday night so there is plenty left in it. It will resume next Wednesday.

I have also been doing lots of work on the rules. In a couple of weeks I should have a play test version ready for those who want to check them out.


Caliban said...

Gorgeous armies once again, James!

Jonathan said...

Beautiful! I'm looking forward to reading more and seeing the rules.

Scottswargaming said...

Impressive looking stuff as always!

Phil said...

Fantastic minis!

Vasiliy Levashov said...

Not the first time I read your reports - you have stunning beauty game. Thank you for them. Very good stimulating :)