Hey all, we did this game some time ago, but i have been really busy and only wanted to do shorter quicker posts.
Location: Orchard Farm Proper
3rd Foot Infantry
-Captain Teague commanding
- Major McGovern (OiC)
12th Armored Platoon
Mk 1 Battle Walker "Queens Ire"
Commander "Exdeath" (OiC)
Royal Guardian Corp
Steamlord Mechanified Cavalry Support
Wing of French Biplanes
French Armored Platoon/ Scout-Heavy Mixed
This battle is the first major engagement in the British push for the town of Orleans, The primary objective of the game would be to get as many single living men (tank crews included) into the town by turn 5.
RGC infantry and the Steamlords move onto a small hill on the French Left flank. Elements from both the Air Wing and the Armor platoon move onto the outskirts of the town.
The Charge of the 5th Dragoons
Led by Major McGovern, the cavalry from the 5th charge straight into the RGC battalion stationed on the hill, and ends up in a massive and protracted melee and close range firefight with multiple units of infantry, and steamlords inside the Orchard itself. This draws in French troops from all along their battle line to try and solidify the flank. ( My plan in the battle was too commit a hard hitting force toward one flank that would draw much of the enemy army toward it and draw them into the open to be destroyed, effectively obliterating hopes of a french victory.) The Dragoons, are on the verge of being killed to a man and Major McGovern sounds the retreat from the deadly melee, who take parting fire from the French survivors. The plan only half worked, drawing much of the French foot infantry and Cavalry onto the flank and sending them into a protracted fire fight with the 3rd foot, who had just come on-line to support the Dragoons escapes.
The Combat lasts for multiple activation phases, and in fact goes on for two turns.
An overall view of the battle just after the Dragoons escape
A view of the fight between the 3rd Foot and the RGC Battalions
With the Infantry slogging it out on the Left, the Armored and Air took to firing high explosives at one another. The total damage served mostly on the French, having one plane needing to land to effect emergency repairs (almost blew the bugger up too!) and the forward Heavy Tank suffering a few minor damages.
The Battle comes to a dramatic climax, with a massive press into the town on both sides, 3rd Foot move the forces not engaged on the left into the buildings on the right. Though mostly they are cowering away from the thunder of guns in the center of town, which around this time looks similar to the surface of the moon.
Infantry and a skiff battle in the smoke filled streets
At the end of the Day French forces lose, but it was a close run thing, and i shall not casually underestimate the sheer ability of the French troops as much as i feel i did this time.
RGC retreat from the outskirts of town
The armies you saw in this battle are the tip of the ice berg, we have some quite big things. For instance JD built this rather Massive Dirigible named the "Le Bebop"
Teague is standing on top for scale.
All-in-All it was a fun game, and i can't wait for the next match!
OH ! and i did some work on Tilean Undead Knights. posting coming soon !!!
-Your Favorite Madman-