Saturday, 27 October 2012

Raid on Konigsweldt

Continued from the previous post ....
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An alert sentry spots something on the river and raises the alarm; the troops are roused and start to assemble...
The Wittenberg flotilla commander's ship - lugger Caroline - opens fire on the gun battery .....
The Wittenberg grenadiers start their landing as Caroline exchanges fire with the gun battery
Meanwhile on the other side of the bend in the river the Wittenberg river marines and jagers are about to land ....
Hesse-Limberger troops move towards the grenadiers landing point; Caroline continues its dual with the gun battery ... 
 
The grenadiers are forming up ready to move inland ...
Meanwhile the river marines and jagers start their attack; the jagers target the gun crew ... 
Hesse-Limburger infantry and the Wittenberg grenadiers exchange fire,  the grenadiers are taking heavy casualties....
The jagers are through and making a nuisance of themselves as the river marines move up; Caroline fires her guns to cover their advance .... 
Captain Scharfe, commanding the jager detachment has a go at blowing up the supplies  
with only one chance to succeed, boom !!!! (what a dice throw for damage 91%) 
The commander of the Wittenberg force on the Caroline enjoys the view, as the jagers attack the defending  Hesse-Limburger troops from behind....
At the gun battery the Wittenberg engineers prepare an explosive charge .... 
The second battalion of grenadiers has moved up to support ..... prepare to fire ... 
A decimating volley and the remaining  Hesse-Limburger troops fall back
The engineer's charge goes off and destroys part of the gun battery, the grenadiers move back to their boats; the Hesse-Limburger troops refuse to advance ..
The river marines and jagers start to move back to their boats ...
The Wittenberg forces successfully re-embark and move back up the river.  The Hesse-Limburger camp is in disarray...the bulk of the supplies has been destroyed.

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7 comments:

  1. Tidders

    Great looking game - very old school! Will you give us the scenario details when it's done?

    Cheers
    PD

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  2. A great '18th C. commando' raid as Charles Grant alluded to!

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  3. Excellent report! Wow, that raid went off with a bang, eh?

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  4. Tense stuff! Another lovely post...

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  5. Excellent - really enjoyed narrative and pictures - beautifully done.

    I read back a few post for the context, and realise it was a supplies attack. [Apologies]

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  6. Well done, sir. Splendid images as well.


    -- Jeff

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  7. Great stuff! There;s something about combined ops that has a zing all of its own. One feels, though, that as things went pretty much without a hitch - nororiously difficult to achieve - the defenders were caught napping.

    Curious about the types of boats you were using, I did a little research. Main because there are boats and boats! I discover that the biggest one, having a gaffsail rather than a lugsail, and with its mast stepped well forward, might be called a gaffsail sloop (even cooler than 'lugger'!). The other sailboats I would call, faute de mieux, cutters, although strictly speaking that's not quite right. But with the single mast stepped slightly abaft of midships, they certainly aren't sloops!

    The towed boats are of course barges. Now that's a very tasty inshore or riverine flotilla: Barges, cutters and a gun-armed sloop - a sloop of war, withal. I like those swivel guns on the cutters, and all.

    H'mmm... I can almost see coming up a cutting out expedition, comme ca Horatio Hornblower...

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