The Set-Up (Knobelland)
... so it had to be done like this
(viewed from Rodenburg side)
staunchly defended by Grenzbataillon Plekzy-Gladz
THE YEAR 1760 DURING THE SEVEN YEARS WAR. FEATURING MINIATURES, RULES, BATTLE REPORTS, HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND ALL SORTS OF OTHER TOPICS.
Part 4 is here at last! After suffering for nearly 3 weeks from some kind of diabolic flu, I finally managed to write the fourth and last part of this solo gaming report (click on the pics to enlarge them).
Prussian counterattcks are ineffective and the Austrians reach the ruin. The Prussian guard keeps his eyes on his high-ranking prisoner and fails to react to the movements behind his back.
Now I checked if the Austrian Officer who is held prisoner in the ruin takes advantage of the situation by attacking the guard from behind. I rolled 3 dice for activation. 2 failures! No activation. The Austrian Officer seems to be a man of honour!
The Grenzer at the ruin attacks the Prussian guard, is beaten back and falls to the ground. But what is this?! The Austrian Officer attacks the guard from behind and wounds him with his spontoon! Dirty deeds done dirt cheap! Meanwhile the Austrian Musketeers move in on the Prussian Officer who vailiantly manages to knock down one of his enemies.
A fast and fun game! I hope to post my "First Impressions" of this SDS Solo game sometime soon.
The seventh Prussian Fusilier is out of the game. Morale Check for the Prussians! They are now under half stregth so each model has to check.
The Austrians had three models left to activate and could have chased the Prussian but failed and play passed to the Prussians.
Was it a good idea to regroup towards the enemy, Hauptman Beskow? Wouldn't it have been more effective to regroup towards the ruin for added protection?
Things look bleak for the Prussians but maybe one spirited counterattack can turn the tables ...
Will the Prussians still hold their ground? Let's see ...
The Prussian miserably fail their first activation attempt and play immediately passes to the Austrians again!
* = In 508 B.C., when Rome was under attack from the Etruscan King Porsena and about to be conquered, one man, Horatius Cocles ("the one eyed") stood on a small bridge leading into the city centre, all alone. He defended it against the whole army of the enemy until his comrades cut off the bridge behind him. He fell into the Tiber in full armour, but managed to reach the roman river bank (according to Titu Livius; according to Polybios he drowned!).
To be continued ...