a summary of the scenario I used for the raid on Konigsweldt ...
Wittenberg has been fighting an intermittent border war for a few years with Saxe-Jarlsberg, their allies Hesse-Limburger are assembling reinforcements to move up-river. An attack on their camp has been planned - their supplies must be destroyed and as many casulaties inflicted on their troops as possible.
1 battalion Fusiliers (at A)
1 battalion Musketeers (at B)
1/2 Grenadier Battalion (at C)
1 company Jagers (at A)
Artillery: 5 cannons, (as shown on map above)
Briefing: Your forces are assembling in camp awaiting transport up-river. A large stockpile of supplies has been stored there as well. In the event of an attack it is your duty to ensure that the supplies are not destroyed. It is early in the morning and your troops are dispersed in their tents etc; sentries and look outs are posted.
2 Grenadier battalions
1 battalion Musketeers
2 company Jagers
detachment of Engineers
'Lugger' armed with 4 cannons, plus an assortment of transport boats and barges.
Briefing: Your must land your forces and disperse the defenders and destroy the supply stockpile. After destroying the supplies you must re-embark your force and return to base. Your flotilla enters at start position X; you may have one third of your force deployed further down the river.
Attackers win if they: destroy more than 60% of the stores and inflict more than 25% casualties on the defenders and lose no more than 50% casualties.
It takes one full move to set charges, on the next move the effect of blowing the charges can be assessed - damage to supplies is assessed using percentage dice.
Saturday, 27 October 2012
Continued from the previous post ....
An alert sentry spots something on the river and raises the alarm; the troops are roused and start to assemble...
Hesse-Limberger troops move towards the grenadiers landing point; Caroline continues its dual with the gun battery ...
Meanwhile the river marines and jagers start their attack; the jagers target the gun crew ...
Hesse-Limburger infantry and the Wittenberg grenadiers exchange fire, the grenadiers are taking heavy casualties....
The jagers are through and making a nuisance of themselves as the river marines move up; Caroline fires her guns to cover their advance ....
Captain Scharfe, commanding the jager detachment has a go at blowing up the supplies
with only one chance to succeed, boom !!!! (what a dice throw for damage 91%)
The commander of the Wittenberg force on the Caroline enjoys the view, as the jagers attack the defending Hesse-Limburger troops from behind....
At the gun battery the Wittenberg engineers prepare an explosive charge ....
The second battalion of grenadiers has moved up to support ..... prepare to fire ...
A decimating volley and the remaining Hesse-Limburger troops fall back
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
The war in the south continues .....Wittenberg decides to strike Saxe-Jarlsberg's ally Hesse-Limburger, the target Konigsweldt - their aim to destroy supply stockpiles and do as much damge as possible to troops assembling to move up river.
A Wittenberg force of grenadiers and river marines are on their way down the river, and are nearly in position....
more to follow .....