Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Battle of Pomerania - First Eschian War

Taking advantage of the initiative gained after the first battle of the war, Colonel Wilhelm Bach marched his troops into the Barony of Pomerania. The royal army met the mercenaries of the league and won a decisive victory over them.

For this battle I classed 4 elements of infantry as Grenadiers, 1 of which served as bodyguard to Col. Bach. The other 3 I deployed in line formation on my right flank. In the center stood Bach and the colors, the artillery and 2 elements of line infantry. On the left in line formation were the remaining 7 elements of line infanty.

The Tactical Engine deployed the mercenaries for the League of Bittburg, the bulk of their forces, 8 elements in the center with their command. One their left they had 3 elements of line infantry and on the right 3 elements of line infantry.

The Tactical Engine placed the mercs in an aggressive mood, however by having first turn my army marched within 24" of the enemy to negate their abiltiy to make any strategic moves. This coupled with the enemy's subsequent low rolls for PIPs put them at a great disadvantage. On a better note for the enemy, my artillery couldn't hit nothing but dirt the whole battle.

As you can see from the bottom picture by the end of the battle the mercs had regrouped their forces into the center while I was marching my Grenadiers into a flanking position to attack the enemy center. The flank attack never came after finishing the move, shooting began and a unit of my line infantry destroyed the enemy commander's element which was lined up directly to their front.

5 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi Auston,

Looks like your having some fun there. How quickly do these early actions progress with the rules you are using?

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

AUSTON said...

About 30 minutes to an hour. I'm looking forward to expanding the armies and having a huge battle.

Snickering Corpses said...

Sounds like a great deal of fun, and I'm probably going to borrow that Tactical engine for my own use as well. :)

Bluebear Jeff said...

I concur with the other comments. Could you please give us some more information about this "Tactical Engine"?


-- Jeff of Saxe-Bearstein

AUSTON said...

The Tactical Engine comes from DBA-Solo located here:

http://fanaticus.org/DBA/variants/vardbs.html