This time we would be using Black Powder rules again, the Carlists could dice using the usual command roll the first turn after lunch, so that there was no set turn for possible arrival. Below are some photo's that I hope will best describe the action in captions, hopefully that way Blogger will not lose my text when publishing this time.
|Carlist Infantry Line The Wall, Their Commander Diego Olivera In The Background, Staff Rating 8|
|Carlist Skirmishers In Amongst The Olive Trees|
|First Isabelino Brigade, Commanded By Del Pendeluna, Staff Rating 7|
|Second Isabelino Brigade, Commanded By General Bykleigh, Staff Rating 8|
|Carlist "Phantom" Cavalry|
|Pendeluna's Blunders To The Left|
|Royal Marine Rocket Troop, Remarkably Accurate Scoring Three Direct Hits In The Course Of The Action|
|After Soaking Up Tremendous Fire And Dishing Very Little Out The Navarra Battalion Finally Break|
|The Newly Arrived Guipuzcoa Battalion Come Under Heavy Fire From The Aragon Infantry Battalion And Isabelino Skirmishers But Stalwartly Refuse To Break|
|Is The Tide Turning? The Espana Battalion Break!|
|Then The British Auxiliary Legion 9th Battalion Break Too!|
|Alas No The New Recruits Break! Leaving Just Two Carlist Battalions. At This Point The Carlists Are Forced To Quit The Field, Just As The Tide May Have Been Turning.|
A hard fought game, notable for some shocking musketry from the Carlists on the approaching Christinos, I excelled in throwing ones and twos, more than usual! But to counter this they held on a lot longer than they should have done given the mass of accurate Christino fire poured into them, and what about those rockets more direct hits than in all its outings so far!
Don Filippe will retire to winter quarters and come out fighting in the New Year, down but certainly not out.
All being well the last game of 2015 at OHQ will be on Monday 21st December, where as 2015 gone?