Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Battle of Potzenpanz - illustrated

The Soweiter League's main force arrives, spread across the battlefront.

The Main force of the Batrachian army appears to the south, concentrating on the town of Poztenpanz and Potzie's farm.

Both forces advance on their objectives.

To the west the balance of the Soweiter League forces make their way through the village of Potzdorf.

Battle commences in the east.

The Jingleheimer-Schwartz Dragoons spot the Wild Goose Chasseurs.

The fighting continues in the east.

The Jingelheimer-Schwartz Dragoons and Wild Goose Chasseurs charge each other.

Things have not gone well for the Batrachians.

The Mayeux Musketeers and Ballyfoole Light Artillery reach the hill to the southwest of Potzenpanz.

Fighting continues.

The Mayeux Musketeers capture the Batrachian gun, while the rest of the Soweiter forces push the Batrachains out of Potzenpanz and Potzie's farm.

The Cuirassiers Royale finish off the Hasenpfeffer-Heisenberg Hussars, but by this time the battle is lost. Time to withdraw and leave the battlefield to the Soweiter League's forces.


Capt Bill said...

Very nice photos of a rousing little battle!!!

A J said...

An excellent account and nice photos! =) Thanks for sharing.

tidders said...

A hard fought engagement. Nicely presented

-- Allan

Rafael Pardo said...

I am a fan of great batallions, but I love your pictures!

Frankfurter said...

and I'm wondering how Gen. Napoleon S. behaved in this affair?

Fitz-Badger said...

Thanks guys! Yes, big battalions look great. But a fun game can be had with smaller numbers of figures, too. Lacking the space (tabletop and storage), time (painting and moving on the tabeltop), and desire (I enjoy painting a variety of troops and other minis - it would quickly become a chore rather than an enjouyable pasttime if I tried to paint "Charge"-size units).

As for General Nap. S., he conducted himself fairly well on the right wing. On the other hand he conducted it pretty much separate from the main attack, offering little support there - only sending in the Paprikash Grenadiers. His attack on the right flank failed, but he remained with the attack right up to the end (not making a hasty withdrawal while troops were still fighting, like a certain previous general, (D'Zastre).) Sort of acting according to the letter if maybe not the spirit of his duty. Nothing he could be taken to task for really.