Friday, 15 August 2014

Refight of Dresden - sort of

Back in late June we had our annual game ( I am not much of a gamer but once a year I will throw dice, drink booze and indulge in pyschological warfare with my so called friends ). This year, mainly due to the fact that I insisted on using my Poles, we did a sort of refight of Dresden.

Now I know the Poles werent at Dresden but were engaged in some pretty ferocious fighting off to the French left. Hence, we constructed a game where the Poles and Russians were engaged off to the left for control of heights and bridges across the river which led to the main action between the French and the allies.

Dresden was represented by some redoubts and a few buildings with the rest of teh table being pretty bare. All in all we used around 2,500 figures with the allies winning a pretty decisive victory primarily due to:

Redeploying the armies
Gamesmanship - I wont go into know what you did Daryl!
French stupidity - you know what you did Jeff!
The pinning of the Poles by the monster Russian artillery battery

The Poles did eventually drive the Russians off and held both the heights and the bridges but the French were in total disarray. The French Cuirassier division ( under my command of course ) did salvage some honour wiping out the Prussian cavalry and if the game had gone on probably taking out a lot of the Prussian infantry as well.

All in all great fun. Lots of booze, lots of food and some excellent banter. Now the pictures................


  1. Looks and sounds like a marvelous game! Really love the Austrian cavalry... the really look dashing with their red saddlecloths!

  2. Great looking game, very impressive, mass effect is excellent. Love the different vignettes too!

  3. A magnificent wargame table and excellently painted figures. Congratulations and best regards from the far south of the American continent. Carlos.

  4. A huge game with plenty of great looking figures and loads of banter and fun with 'fellow travellers'. Isn't that what it is all about?! Great stuff. Thanks for posting those inspiring photos.

  5. That looks fantastic Roger - masses of beautifully painted figures on a great looking table. My only questions is - how on earth can you wait twelve months to do it again?!?

  6. Thanks everyone.
    Doc, I'm not much of a gamer to be honest, but Daryl and I should get a smaller game in this year ( cat willing ) but all efforts are on Waterloo next year. Lets face it, it has to be every little boys dream who played with Airfix 20mm & 54mm figures!

  7. now thats an awesome looking game sir!

  8. I just found this blog. Amazing looking game! How big was the table? Very, very cool stuff.