Kent & Nigel gave Dale & me a game of Lasalle at the club- this time on a 6x7.5 table.
But before we began Richard bought his latest scratchbuilt creation down- a 40K giant robot thingie- see how interested I am in 40K, I don't have a clue what the hell it is but it is a fantastic model he's made, it must be at least 60cm tall.
Anyway onto the game- this time we had two support choices per side. Kent took a Young Guard force and some Cuirassiers, we took my standard force + a jager brigade. We also added vigour and tactics rules and as a result the Russians came off 2nd best in a number of assaults.
I much preferred the bigger table but my troops didn't. We got crushed- losing 15 pts (out of 24) to 6! Well played Kent and Nigel. Tonight I remembered most of the rules- which was a bonus and even did assualts at the right time! Nigel wasn't so keen on it, preferring Shako II, Dale was just there to roll dice. I enjoyed it more than the last game (even though I got crushed) but Kent has issues with how assaults work- especially not getting decisive victories leaving the defender with no appreciable penalty. They didn't seem to have a problem dealing with my artillery this time and the bigger table finally gave us some decent room to manouvre. My biggest mistake was not defending in enough depth and spreading my line too thin- that and getting whomped by superior tactics & vigour French troops!
Maybe I need to paint up my last three Battalions of Jagers!
The only thing that went right for Dale and I was his Jagers successfully holding of an infantry brigade on our left flank, while my troops were crushed by Young Guard on the right.
A fun game though and the mini's really shone on a bigger table.