|Rich & Tony survey the scenery and deployments at Austerlitz.|
|Rich/Bagration's command and the Allied reserves on the back board.|
|Massed French cavalry reserves, no doubt under Tim's command if know him at all well.|
There is only one order in Tim's rulebook... CHARGE!
|French dragoons. Mark Freeth tells me these are some of the oldest models in the WHC collection, presumably vintage Hinchcliffe?|
|French foot on the starting line. Connoisseur I think.|
|Connoisseur French dragoons, one of the most dynamic sculpts in the range, maybe one day...|
Mine are beautiful Perry plastics but I'd still like a big 32 strong regiment of these.
|Russian horse battery fires in support. These look pretty ancient to me, not sure who by which I find frustrating.|
I suspect Hinchcliffe.
|One of the excellent farms or villages we fought so hard for possession of.|
|Tony's command waiting to attack.|
|The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.|
Tyrannical ruler of all continental Europe.
|French dragoons advance on their left against Bagration.|
|Early moves, the two Daves are already coming to blows!|
Note pointy finger.
|Nice long shot of the opening moves.|
|French light cavalry rushing to the centre. One of Tim's early attempts to rush the Allies.|
|French troops in reserve on the rear board.|
|An empty fountain.|
A falling tree.
Men fight & die.
|Great character shot of half of the French team opposite my positions.|
Chris looks very worried about the oncoming Russains; Soult is a picture determined concentration; Napoleon having the time of his life ordering pizza for 66,000 hungry soldiers.
|The other half of the French team, Tim counting dice & factors while giving it the gangster look; Martin seeking answers in his hair and Gary looking elegantly relaxed as if posing for a portrait.|
|I kept photographing these dragoons for some reason!|
|French heavy cavalry reserves winding up for a charge.|
|More of the same just closer in.|
|With 27 feet to play along someone still felt it necessary to do this...|
|Top level international diplomacy at work!|
|Tony's attacks going in - possibly the high watermark for him.|
|Tim's light cavalry with horse artillery support move up the threaten the Allied centre.|
|Tim outlines his plan to Napoleon.|
|Tony thinks it's all "thumbs up".|
|The French left getting a "surge" on.|
|This is actually looking quite rosy for the Allied centre, so far...|
|Rich seems to doubt Gary's combat factors - rightly so!|
|Russian battalion "pre stain on the grass" as Grenadiers a Cheval thunder down on them - bugger.|
|Poor Kollowrat's Austrians contributed precious little I'm afraid.|
|The right & centre hotting up as armies collide.|
|Chris & Soult scrutinize every move Dave makes - with good reason!|
|French light cavalry are repulsed in the centre.|
|Gary advances on Rich. Except the faltering guys!|
|Rich advances on Gary!|
|A fine spectacle - heart warming stuff.|
|Austrian heavies make an appearance.|
|French heavies with horse artillery arrive in the centre - there maybe trouble ahead.|
|Old Guard Grenadiers & Chasseurs arrive to make my day.|
|Tony is driven back into this hollow where he pretty much remained!|
|It doesn't get much better than this - playing massive Napoleonic battles with your mates.|
|Austrian & Russian Uhlans in reserve.|
|French Old Guard storming the heights.|
|The Allied centre in crisis.|
Looks amazing - living the dream man!
|What remains of Tony's command in the hollow!|
|Middle Guard alongside the Old Guard.|
|Middle Guard closing with Austro Russian forces.|
|Austrian heavies charge the Old Guard - too little too late.|
|Rich & Chris seem to have won the massive cavalry battle against Gary but failed to get a breakthrough.|
|Frencg & Austrian heavies face off in the centre.|
The Pratzen has fallen.
|Last shot of those Asutrian heavies at rest - idle goons!|
|It's all over at Austerlitz.|
|well not quite over yet...|
That's it for Austerlitz I think, there may be a few shots of the players and a few vignettes so maybe not, I'm not sure to be honest.
We are playing loads of 40k right now, reliving our teens I suppose, we're also painting Titans...
There is a big Napoleonic game planned at Chris's instigation, I'll plan something big to report on for you I promise.
My next few posts may well be stolen moments from the past, basically pictures from early Miniature Wargames magazines, a trip down memory lane for some and an introduction to some others who haven't seen those before, who knows.