Volley and Bayonet

Volley and Bayonet 

Hi all we had our second game of V&B on Saturday. 
French vs British at 2000pts each. 

The French had about 8 small divisions 
6 Infantry Divisions (mostly PT,NE) and 2 Dragoon Divisions 

The British had 5 divisions
4 Infantry Divisions and 1 Cavalry Division 

As you can see from the pic above the French started at full speed to come in contact with the British. 
their plan was to attack the British head on using their cavalry on the right to threaten the forces in the village while all the French foot attacked the rest of the British. 
The British plan was to use the village in their center as an anchor and attack for the side of the hill. 

The French plan was working well as the British had wasted a full Division to guard the village. 
The British commander was still confident his higher moral and training would beat off the French. 

The two forces came to firing range and the fire fight started.
All the French foot had Dedicated guns apart from the Horse art in the Divisions so the extra die helped. 
   The two British Elite Brigades tried their best with charge after charge on the French but they were just to many. 

At that point the French commander ordered one of his two Dragoon Divisions to leave the area close to the town and to circle around it and hit the British from the flank.

The British commander had not blocked the edge of the table (above pic)

and the French can passed behind the town (above pic)

Finally the French made a gap on the British line and started to exploit it (above pic)

At this point the British commander started withdrawing his forces for the battlefield.



Starmada Fleet ops

Starmada Fleet ops 

Hi all 

Few days back I got Starmada Fleet ops for my collection. 
I printed the counters and with a few friends we gave the rules a try. 
We found them very fast and very easy to learn. 

We made two fleets 250 pts each from the fleet options in the rules.
On the one side we had the Imperial Fleet:
3x Valiant class DE
1x Concordant class CV 
1x Belligerent class CL 

On the other side was the Arcturan Fleet:
2x Hayabusa class DD 
1x Raikou class BB
1x Izanagi class CCG

As you can see from the above pic the two fleets set up in the same manner. 

The battle began with both fleets surging forth.

The Arcurians had a small advantage in range and started firing first. 
But the terrible die roll dint help them.

Both fleets had weapons that gave many advantages and both had a large number of fighters. 
So the heavily armored ships of the Arcturians came under fire from the Triple damage weapons of the imperials.

After about an hour of battle it was all over. 
The badly damaged ships of the Imperials had driven off what remained of the Arcturian fleet. 

We all had fun playing this game. 
I have played Full Thrust for many years as well as Battlefleet Gothic and Babylon 5 and I have to say i was impressed with Fleet ops. So i went out and got Starmada X brigade as well. 



Volley and Bayonet

Volley and Bayonet 

Hi all 

On Saturday we had a small game of Volley and bayonet at the club. 
It was a points game 1000pts per side. 

the French had one Corps with the following 
3x Prov Inf Division (3 Brigades with DG) 
1x Light Cav Division (2 Hussar + 1 Horse Art) 
2x Horse Art (attached to the Corps HQ) 

The British had one Corps with the following 
2x Inf Divisions (3 Brigades + 1 Elite Brigade + 1 Field Art)
1x Cav Division (3 Med Cav + 1 Horse Art) 

 the French holding the village on the left and the British ready to charge in 

We had 3 villages as OBJ set up around the table. 
The British went first and started at full speed for the OBJ. 
The French from their side did exactly the same. 
Along the front line the two opponents started to slug it out. 
The British foot was vastly superior but their commander had deployed them not in the best manner. 
The two infantry divisions were set up one to the left and the other to the right of the table and only the Cavalry division was in the middle. 

The French command took advantage of the situation as one infantry division was holding the village on the left (pic 1) 2 infantry and one cavalry division attacked the British center and right (pic 2).
The French pressure payed off as the British cavalry division started taking casualties and had to be pulled back. 
The British made attempts to take the left village and actually got close thanks to the Elite Brigade they had but the French held. 
Overall everyone (4 players) had fun. 
The rules are very good and give a good filing of the era.