The forces are mustering: The French and Bavarians on one side and the English, Scottish, Dutch, Austrian, Danes and various Germans states on the other. Where else can our Irish fight their Irish? Yep, it's the War of Spanish Succession (1702 - 1713). The next Dining Room battle report will have John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough (who never lost a battle or a siege), Prince Eugene of Savoy, the Elector Max II Emanuel of Bavaria, Camille d'Hostun the Comte de Tallard and Marshal of France plus a supporting cast of English, Dutch, French, Danish and Bavarian Generals.
This is going to be a big game using the rules Volley and Bayonet: 52 Infantry units, 32 Cavalry units plus artillery. This should be a great game in the finest traditions of linear warfare. Now a few teaser photos as the French and Bavarians start to muster their forces:
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Age of Marlborough: When men wore lace, wigs and high heels - and were proud of it!
I'm a retired Colonel of Infantry (Regulars by God!) who likes to play with toy soldiers. I've been married to the love of my life since 1986, I have 5 honorable sons (my geeks in training), 3 daughters-in-law, 2 dogs, and a gazillion miniatures. Hobbies include . . . wait for it . . . Toy Soldiers, Reading, Wargaming, Reading about Toy Soldiers, History, Reading about Wargaming, Gardening, Reading about History and Reading.