Saturday, 5 April 2008

Skirmish Game - Find and Kill the Brigands

A skirmish game using 40mm figures

Timeline: current day in Wittenberg

Scenario: Two bands of brigands have been reported operating out of the area of Ottenheim; it is thought that one of the groups of brigands has it's hideout near a woodsman's cottage. There are rumours that some of the brigands may be Monrovians in disguise. The commander of the local garrison has been ordered to take some troops to flush out and eradicate the brigands - recover any stolen goods and if possible to capture some brigands for questioning.

The Wittenberg forces, one company of a garrison regiment and a small detachment of jagers, arrive at the village of Wittelbuf (near Ottenheim) ...

The jagers and the garrison company find and kill a group of brigands...

Believing there is only one group of brigands to search out, the officer in command moves on ahead across the river, leaving the jagers to follow on behind.

The jagers find some more brigands and get into a fire-fight in the woods ....

The jagers get shot up badly and the survivors looking for cover in an adjacent coppice get captured (by another group of brigands !) ....

The garrison company charge into the woods trying to catch brigands who very sensibly evade them...
Reforming in the open at the edge of the woods, the garrison company comes under fire from 2 bands of brigands ...
With the light fading and some of his men badly wounded the commander orders a withdrawal; the brigands follow for a while and pick off a few stragglers. After spending a miserable night in the forest the garrison troops get back to the village of Wittelbuf in the morning ....

3) Summary of game
We had great fun with this; the rules were loosely based on some FIW skirmish rules I found online. Result possibly as expected - regulars trying to fight in wooded area are likely to have difficulties - the jager detachment should really have been bigger this would have given them more chance in a firefight.


  1. Shows how lovely those 40mm figures can be!

  2. Great pictures, minis and terrain!
    Sounds like a fun game.

  3. I love a lot of those buildings . . . very nicely presented . . . as always!

    -- Jeff