Sunday 6 October 2013

Saxon Debacle .

To try out my new Saxon force I set up a game using 'Charge'. The Saxon force is marching to link up with the French when they are intercepted by a Allied raiding party of 2 units of light cavalry and 3 infantry companies .
They Saxons march down the road lead by the Von Schill  Hussars .
The Saxon CinC  Hans Von Dunnerdorf cheers his men on as a farmer watches in awe of the newly painted figures .
The Allied commander Von Scheither with 2 companies of the Hanoverian Legion Britannique . The count as militia .
The Saxon Hussars deploy as the Allied cavalry move forward.
The Liebgrenadiergardes deploy .
The Hussars clash - the Saxon's had the advantage here as the Prussian 'Black' Hussars had not had time to deploy but a series of very poor dice rolls meant that the melee went into a second turn.
The melee escalates as more cavalry reinforce the clash - and the Saxon's lose and retreat ! - Oh dear the first of a series of disappointments for the Saxons . The old wargaming theory that newly painted units always do poorly in their first battle was coming true !
Von Scheither's cavalry charge a company of Saxons deploying before they can shoot and scatter them ! - Opps !.
With half their force in retreat the Saxons try to redeploy .
The dastardly Legion Britannique move forward to attack.
Carnage ! a series of close range volleys cut the Saxon right company to pieces and force them to retreat ! . The Allied  forces rolled double 6's !. The Saxon's on the other flank took revenge on The Allied cavalry driving them off with a volley and winning the melee.
With his force in disorder and casualties mounting Von Dunnerdorf decides to retire from the field . Not the most auspicious start to the Saxon war effort and proving once again that newly painted units ALWAYS  do badly in their first action!.


  1. Poor show . Better luck next time Saxons.

  2. Oh dear! Well, they are still pretty and even after all even the famed French Guards had their moment. At least no Saxon Gardes drowned in the Maine in their haste to depart!

  3. You should give the Grenadiers some mor skills and moral value points!!
    They are elite troops! Harrrgh, Imy herat beats for Saxony, no chance..:-)

    1. IU fear it is the fate of all newly painted figures to do badly in their first combat . Tony

    2. yes, unfortunately... Thanks, Tony!
      I will start with another saxon regiment soon.