|An overview of the table.|
|The Ruthenian troops led by their Cavalry and the Light Infantry.|
|The Prusskian forces likewise led.|
|The end of Turn 1.|
|The Ruthenian troops advance in column of march, as do the Prusskians.|
|The Ruthenian Light Infantry move ont the hill to cover the left flank.|
|The Prusskian Light Infantry move towards the farmhouse, as the Cavalry and Line Infantry move off to the right flank.|
|The end of Turn 2.|
|Both sides begin to deploy and the Ruthenian Light Infantry shoot at the Prusskian Cavalry (top left and centre).|
|The end of Turn 3.|
|The Ruthenian Line Infantry take hits from the Prusskian Light Infantry in the cornfield.|
|The Cavalry clash sees the Prusskian Cavalry forced to Rout off the field and the Ruthenian Cavalry to Reform in the rear.|
|The end of Turn 4.|
|A Ruthenian Line Infantry unit forced to retreat and Reform due to the effective shooting from the Prusskian Light Infantry.|
|The Prusskian Light and Line Infantry in a good position, but are staring down the barrel of an artillery gun.|
|The end of Turn 5.|
|The Ruthenian Line Infantry rout their opposite numbers (middle left).|
|The Ruthenian Light Infantry just get the better of the Prusskian Line Infantry.|
|The end of Turn 6.|
|The ragged Ruthenian line manages to hold, but importantly breaks another Prusskian Line Infantry unit (top left).|
|The broken Prusskian Line Infantry unit (top middle) and the Ruthenian Line Infantry and Artillery just avoid having to retreat to Reform.|
|At least the Prusskian Line Infantry get the better of the Ruthenian Light Infantry, who will have to retreat and Reform.|
- I managed to set the game up the night before, which I find works best as everything is ready to go and I can look at the table with fresh eyes and tweak things if I think they are wrong. This is much better than setting things up in a rush on the day or evening as it were.
- The game was nice and quick and could have gone either way. The Ruthenians probably won because at crucial times the won the Shooting Initiative and so they were able to knock out the opposition before they could respond. Their shooting was also slightly more effective and neither sides artillery covered themselves with glory, barely making the most of being in canister range!
- The small amount of troops worked a treat and is of similar size to the introductory scenario in the rulebook.
- Again the 2' x 2' table worked perfectly and allowed me to get them game in on the dining table without disrupting other members of the family too much. A bigger game does have an impact and currently this is not an option due to some home working requirements.
- The Honours of War rules worked a treat as always and I look forward to giving them another run out soon, maybe with some additional unit stats to add a bit of variety.
Having used Honours of War, I fancy trying the same table, scenario and forces but with Rebels & Patriots. Hopefully time will permit in the next few days and I certainly am up for the game. So until next time keep safe!