One thing that bothered me about the HEROSCAPE marsh tiles were how glossy they were. Of course, being water, they should be shiny. However, as I want to use them as land pieces and the flash on the camera sometimes glare when used, I decided to coat them with matte clear paint. I took the time to do that yesterday. I also wanted to get a game or two in. The first batch of hexes were enough for a board 8x8.
The first game was fought between Peter Laing Picts and Romans. I used my "no brain" rules. I took no pictures of the battle hence no battle report. The Romans finally won a hard fought battle.
I was going to stop at that point and went to watch TV. However, there was nothing on and so decided to go back and work on a wargame project. As I was cleaning up, I came across a HOLD THE LINE SYW scenario sheet that I never put back in it's binder. I decided to play it out. I pulled out my Peter Laing WSS figures and did a quick game. The battle fought was the Kesseldorf scenario.
|The Prussians capture a village. Note: I was still playing on the smaller board and condensed down the battle some.|
|The Prussians force one unit to rout two hexes.|
|The Allies retake the village.|
|The Allied cavalry drives off one Prussian cavalry unit.|
|The Prussians counterattack with another cavalry unit...|
|...and overruns the Allied cavalry.|
|Allied infantry fire drives back the Prussian cavalry. One Prussian infantry unit is wiped out.|
|Prussian artillery and infantry fire routs one Allied infantry unit.|
|The Allied general is in danger of being captured. Another Allied cavalry unit comes forward to protect the Headquarters.|
|An Allied infantry unit is pushed back by the Prussian cavalry. In it's followup attack, the Prussian cavalry wipes out the Allied cavalry. The Prussian infantry forces the Allied infantry out of the village.|
|Once again the Allied HQ was in danger of capture. The Allies brought up another cavalry unit to protect it....|
|...and manage to drive off the Prussian cavalry. The Allies also retake the village and eliminates another Prussian infantry unit.|