Sunday, April 12, 2015

Shiak-Brookshire War: Battle of Twin Bridges

        My gaming activities took a serious blow this week as I was hit by a nasty bug making the rounds in the school system I work at.  Last weekend I had a three day weekend, where I had the goal of getting three games in.  My last post was on the first game. I managed to get the second game in before the bug laid me low.

        The Shiak army has used the relative peace to reorganize their troops and look for a weak spot in the Brookshire frontier. Their scouts report that at one point on the river-border, the defensive forces are all militia; and although there is a brigade of cavalry, they have just been raised and shouldn't be a problem. The Shiak command decides on a night march with the goal of seizing the bridges before the Brookshire army realizes what's happening. They dispatch 6 infantry units (two of them light infantry) with two artillery batteries.  They know they are up against two cavalry units supported by six infantry units.
The Brookshire army is on top of the picture, the Shiak army is on the bottom. 

The Brookshire general, realizing that without guns the Shiak army can just pummel his army from a distance, orders his cavalry to charge. 

The Shiak artillery fires, trying to break the charge.

Meanwhile on the Shiak right, the two light infantry units storm the bridge.

The Shiak rifle unit looks suspiciously like Barnaby's Rifles, the famous Brookshire rifle unit.

The Brookshire cavalry, made up of a unit of dragoons and a unit of hussars, hit the Shiak infantry.....

....and puts both units to flight.

The Brookshire infantry in the woods force the rifles back.

The Shiak infantry reform and counterattacks. The artillery fire drops into the middle of the dragoons, causing heavy causalities and forcing them back. On the upper right infantry exchange fire across the river.

On the Shiak right, the artillery fire drives one Brookshire unit back. The rifles storm over the bridge, followed closely by the Zouaves.

The Brookshire cavalry regroups and continues their attack, while two infantry units cross the bridge.

The Brookshire infantry attack the rifles from three sides and wipes them out!

The Brookshire cavalry overruns both shiak infantry units. The Shiak infantry engaging in the firefight in the upper right ia also getting the worse of the fight.

The Zouaves now take the brunt of the fire, losing 75% in short order.

The Shiak army beats a hasty retreat.

This scenario is from ONE HOUR WARGAMES: scenario 3: Control the River.

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