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Tuesday, 21 September 2021

See How They Ran

 After our trips away it was back to gaming here at OHQ, a First Carlist War game using Black Powder rules.

After an initial falter the Isabelino attack got underway where has the Carlist response never really started after one and half hours the Carlist force was broken the high ground was taken by the forces of the crown.

The Isabelino Infantry Brigade finally gets underway.

The Carlist volunteers await the attack while reinforcements advance on their flank, well some of them.

Isabelino cavalry and horse artillery guard the flank.

The Carlists on the hill come under heavy fire.

Over on their left the their support also come under fire from both front and flank. 

The British Auxiliary Legion brigade come up in support.

The Brigade commander attempts to restore the situation, follow me !
 It failed miserably.
Several Carlist battalions are now shaken.

Meanwhile the Carlist Cavalry remain inactive only having orders to hold the culvert.

Not knowing this the Isabelino cavalry stand off the other side not wishing to get caught in the narrow confines of the culvert.

 TTFN

27 comments:

  1. Such a colorful period that is well rendered by your brush. Great looking game, Phil. Who was your opponent in this contest?

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  2. A smashing game to ease us back into the groove after our holidays! The dice were not kind to you, bar Saving Throws that is!

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    1. Short and sweet has it turned out, I shall buy new dice at Partizan.

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  3. That is a great looking game and certainly an unusual period to game, but it has its attractions for sure!

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    1. Thank you Steve. A poor man's Napoleonic period but I like the esoteric.

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  4. Fantastic looking spectacle!

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  5. Lovely armies, splashes of vibrancy everywhere, very engaging photos.

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    1. Thank you Norm, it's certainly a colourful conflict.

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  6. You Carlist War AAR's are always a treat to read. Nice photos, some great troops.

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  7. Always a pleasure to see your wonderfully painted Carlist War stuff.

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    1. Thank you Jon, it's nice to get a bit of colour on the table after all the khaki and grey.

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  8. Beautiful figures Phil and good looking game.

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  9. Lovely looking game. Love the miniatures.

    Cheers,
    Helen

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  10. Splendid stuff Phil…
    It’s always nice to see this collection on the table…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly. It should get aired more often and added to, I still have half a dozen units in the lead lump.

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  11. Lovely looking game, nice to see this period back on your table,whatever the result!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, I agree always good to get this collection on the table.

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  12. As always a lovely looking collection Phil, another period I know very little about

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    1. Thank you Matt, I came across it reading up on the SCW and then a fine series if articles in WI written by Conrad Cairns.

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