The Random Ramblings Of A Wargamer And Painter (OHQ Painting Service) Of Associated Miniatures





Monday, 17 July 2017

Un Paseo Por El Sol

A walk in the sun, being a game set in Spain during the First Carlist War, using Black Powder Rules.
The Carlists had deployed along a hill, with its flank on a wood on the right and a farm on the left, ready to halt the advancing government troops, the aim of the Christino force was to push the Carlists back and clear the way for an attack on the Carlist enclave of Rawnsla.
Things started badly for the Christino troops, with failing orders and blunders, the Carlists however failed to capitalise on this and remained in their positions, when they too wanted to move, their troops were has keen to obey as their counterparts.
When the Christino attack finally got under way the Carlist forces fire was quite desultory only delaying the enemy advance and when the first unit came under heavy fire it duly ran away. This must have demoralised the remaining troops, the next three break tests all resulted in routs!
The Carlists Await Their Foe

The Carlist Left About To Be Engaged

The Carlist Centre Are Engaged

                 The Christino Advance On The Carlist Centre                         

British Auxiliary Legion Rifles And Lancers Hold The Right Flank

Christino Infantry Are Engaged By Carlist Skirmishers In The Woods

The Carlist Centre Will Soon Collapse

This Unit Took No Part In The Fight, Held In Square After Christino Horse Artillery Had Caused The Carlist Cavalry To Rout

The Carlist Left Hold The Christino Attack

The Carlist Centre Collapses Signalling A Resounding Defeat
A well deserved win by Dave after four defeats on the bounce, a most enjoyable game. Suitably inspired I later put an order in to Perry Miniatures for more figures.

TTFN

20 comments:

  1. Wonderful looking figures and really nice terrain - thanks for this AAR!

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    1. Thank you Utgaard, you are most welcome.

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  2. Lovely stuff Phil, fantastic mix of figures showing how Carlist can be quite colourful. What are those cavalry in the first shot ?

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    1. Thank you Matt. Bottom ones are just the regular Carlist cavalry painted as the Navarre regiment, the two far left are the start of the Ontario hussars. Only one base so far, we treated it has a tiny unit in the game.

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    2. Thanks I've gone back in to look at the others as well lovely 🙂

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    3. Tempting are they not, Napoleonic without the large numbers ;~)

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  3. What a great looking game, splendid figures and terrain!

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  4. Grand day all round, as I've said before. Splendid pictures of your collection and table. Good news on the reinforcements on their way as I type.

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    1. Indeed. Not sure about the reinforcements, no order confirmation, no monies deducted from account, it appears their website cart is not working, will give them to end of day and then contact them.

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  5. Bravo! Beautiful figures and terrain.

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    1. Thank you William. I enjoy my 20th century games, but you can't beat a bit of horse and musket action for spectacle.

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  6. Another spectacular looking game and a very tempting period to game with. Your run of bad luck must surely end soon!

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    1. Thank you Matt. When the dice gods are again you, what can you do, in hindsight I should have took the fight to the enemy on on the left.

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  7. Beautiful game. Nice to see something different. Fickle Gods indeed.

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  8. Thank you George. An interesting little war, reading on the British Auxillary Legion is interesting, Anglo Saxon drinking habits seemed not to have changed :~)

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  9. Lovely looking game, nice figures beautifully painted and lovely terrain, I did wonder what the Perrys were doing when they released this range, now I can see why they did!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain. I wondered too when I saw the greens at Salute, but slowly became hooked. It's a shame Michael doesn't add to it occasionally.

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