Saturday, 1 May 2010

Monvrovians V Zomverre - Battle of Zettenwell

A chance to play a game with my recently finished units, scenario based on Sittangbad from Charge! ...

The Monrovians have invaded the Duchy of Zomverre (see initial dispositions) and taken the border town of Zettenwell. The Ducal army, which includes some troops on hire from the Duchy of Fenwick, is commanded by General Friedrich von Messing. The Ducal forces make their presence felt by moving towards the village of Frostenberg which is held by Monrovian jagers..

The Monrovian commander decides fight a holding action, to give time for his engineers to fortify the town of Zettenwell. The Ducal forces build up continues ...
Battle is joined, the Ducal cavalry try and clear a way through whilst their jagers attack Frostenberg with support from the infantry..
The uhlans breakthrough and chase the Monrovian hussars, the heavy cavalry are still locked in combat; meanwhile the Monrovians have been pushed out of Frostenberg.
The uhlans continue their pursuit and run into some Monrovian infantry ... .
The uhlans retire back to safety, while heavy cavalry on both sides break off to regroup. The Monrovian infantry start the withdrawal back to the town of Zettenwell ..
In the town a company of engineers, with support from half a regiment of infantry, have been rejuvenating the towns old defences ...
The Monrovian use their cavalry to delay the Ducal forces while their infantry enter the town and take their places in the defences ...
The Monrovian cavalry break, their infantry is ready to defend the town ..
Under heavy artillery fire, facing an imminent assault and the sight of their cavalry routing is too much for the newly raised Monrovian regiment they lose their nreve and run  ... (the worst dice throw at the wrong time and their morale check failed, followed by 3 successive failures to rally - what a run of bad luck; the other regiment of infantry and the jagers got consistently high dice scores!).
General Von Messing commanding the Ducal forces wastes no time in preparations and orders an immediate assault; the Monrovian jagers try and fill the gap in the defences ....
The assault of the Ducal forces is stalling, but their jagers have crossed the defences ....
The Monrovians jagers can no longer hold back the assaulting troops back and they fall back allowing the Ducal forces to get a foothold ...
The Ducal forces enter the town and start to spreadout ...
The Monrovians are in full retreat, running as fast as they can ....


  1. This is a gorgeous little presentation; well presented and nicely photographed, and your figures are spectacular. My complements. - Mike

  2. Agreed! What a lovely array of figres, scenery, and terrain.

    Best Regards,


  3. Very nice indeed. I have just played Sittangbad myself and its a very nice game.

    Where you using Charge rules or something else.?


  4. A very nice account, sir. Thank you once again for some of the loveliest game photos in the blogosphere.

    -- Jeff

  5. What an inspiration! I need to break out the old troops and see what developes. Thanks...

  6. I was going to comment, but justMike said almost exactly what I was going to say. Great presentation, and the narrative is amply supported by the pictures. Fantastic.

  7. I can only echo the previous comments - excellent photos, figures and terrain, as usual! Nice report :)

  8. Mark, the ruleset I'm using is the 'Weight of Fire' with few minor in-house modifications.

    -- Allan

  9. How very unfortunate that the Monrovian Commander, having successfully delayed the enemy advance, was injured by a splinter from the Heavy artillery, and had to retire from the scene. Leaving his forces under the command of an obviously less than capable Junior officer.
    Twas a good game, thanks

  10. What a spectacular looking set up, old school wargaming at its best.
    Very inspiring.