Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Battle of Drax - First Eschian War

This is the first battle in my SYW campaign! I played using the Vae Victis with my own rules mod and I used the Tactical Engine from De Bellis Solitarius for the enemy general. I used no terrain as this was a learning game for me. The artillery element is a ACW miniature but I needed it for learning purposes. I classed all troops as Line Infantry, the mercenary army had 14 elements, the royal army had 15.

The battle started out with the League Mercenary Army being very aggressive. I thought for a while that my army might lose the battle. However, right was on our side and Col. Bach led his men to victory over the heinous merchant troops of the League of Bittburg. Casulties on our side were 80 dead, 160 wounded. Estimates of enemy losses are over 160 dead and 400 wounded.

At the end of the battle the league troops abandoned the Barony of Drax and that night Col. Bach and his officers had supper at the baronial villa in the town of Drax. The royal army was welcomed as liberators by the common folk, oddly enough none of the ruling class of the barony could be found.

3 comments:

Snickering Corpses said...

Looks like a very nice little run. I'd be interested in some notes regarding how the system that you used to run the opponent operates, too.

AUSTON said...

The DBA-Solo engine can be found here: http://fanaticus.org/DBA/variants/vardbs.html

Bluebear Jeff said...

I particularly like the way in which you've developed the background and run-up to this war. Very nice.


-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein