The Muswell Militia mustered its largest gathering last night (six players) for a French Intervention game using the black powder rules. The figures were from my own 28mm collection (which i am just finishing off basing) and from variety of manufacturers (Foundry, 1st Corps, Renegade, Helion etc). The game was based around the French/Imperialist trying to send supplies via the railway and the Republicans trying to stop them!
The Belgian Imperialist commander waits nervously by the supply train as his men work desperately to clear the tracks.
The north side of the battle field - the Republican troops (several units of state militia - yes with confgederate volunteers! and a unit of irregulars) press home their attacks under their Commander Major Lynnz and manage to take the northern part of the town. Their cavalry support (led by their commander Major Milla) is to their right - attempting to block any Imperialist relief force arriving from the west. The Imperialist forces have yet to repair the tracks!
But wait....whats this in the distance? more Republican troops? No its General Nottereaux leading a flying relief column of French and Imperial Mexican Cavalry. But will they make it in time? Where is the occompanying French Infantry led by their commander Moraitis ? Having failed three turns of leadership it has failed to appear as yet!
....but hold on to your hats...General Nottereaux personally leads the Imperialist cavalry (a unit of Austrain 'red' hussars and an Imperial Mexican Lancer unit) into the fray - will it be enough! After a tense melee the Austrian cavalry break 'my' unit the 'white' republican militia unit but are themselves broken! In the confusion General Nottereaux is swept away by the fleeing cavaly! The Mexican lancers do some damage but with a lucky morale roll the second republican militia unit stands its ground!
At this point we had to call it a night. But it was an enjoyable game (even though George didnt manage to do much as a result of failing his command in the first three turns). It was nice to get all my toys out on a lovely looking table. Over the next few months, all the bases will be finished and unit identification given. I will be making some casualty markers and be producing my own lists for The French Intervention for the Black Powder rules!
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