On New Year's Eve we joined a boxing gym, hence the lack of updates. But this past Saturday, Matt and I were able to play a rather large game of Black a Powder on my home table. The terrain is very much WIP, and we're lacking in the hill department, but we did not let that hold us back. After not playing in a while, we laid out everything we have painted and began.
We also decided to use some house rules found here - Link
The table was set up with a village in the middle and our armies on either long edge.
My army consisted of the 3/2 East Prussian Regiment, 10/1 Silesian Regiment, 11/2 Silesian Regiment, 3 Lamdwehr Battalions, 2 squadrons of hussars, 1 of dragons, 1 upland, 1 6 pdr battery and a 12 pdr batter divided into 5 brigades. Matt's army was also 5 battalions of Italians and French.
This also marked the first time I got to use my recently painted heavy battery of 12pdrs.
My troops all moved forward cautiously after receiving 6 pdr fire. The heavy battery returned fire.
The dashing Leibhusaren rushed forward on my left, forcing Matt's Italians to react by forming square out of precaution.
The Franco- Italians took the buldings and began knocking loop holes in the walls to take pot shots at the oncoming Landwehr.
Still his cavalry held behind the artillery. I was waiting for them to charge at any minute, but the command rolls would not have it.
Volley after volley smashed into the East Prussians, causing the first musketeers to fall back. Thankfully the grenadiers were directly behind them to provide support.