Sunday, October 31, 2010

Battle of Hoffmanns Farmstead

Harzburg cavalry enter on the road heading for the Hoffmann Farmstead, with Jay Stribling looking on.
Schwabian cavalry enter to stop Harzburg, with Ed Sansing on left and Jim Pitts on right
Flatsburg Dragoons lead the way
Picture by Ed Sansing
A view of the battlefield with Hoffmanns farmstead in the center with ed in the background
Flatsburg Dragoons deploy with the Furstins Horse on the road
Picture by Ed Sansing
Adlerzwillinge follows the deployed cavalry with Fuchs Jaegfers beside them
Picture by Ed Sansing
                                           
Harzburg infantry enters the battlefield behind the 2 dragoon squadrons
Adlerzwillinge deploys with Fuchs Jaegfers beside them Muhlehaus deploys behind them
Picture by Ed Sansing


Schwabian cavalry fan out and make room for the infantry behind with Jim in the forground and Ed in back
On the left of Hoffmanns Farmstead the Flatsburg Dragoons charge the Aubach Dragoons
 
Closeup of the Flatsburg Dragoons impact with the countercharging Aubach Dragoons
Picture by Ed Sansing
                                    
On the right of Hoffmanns Farmstead the Kleinberg Dragoons oppose the Furstins Horse as Ed ponders his next move
The Harzburg Infantry begin to depoly behind the cavalry as Jay take a picture
The cavalry melee will continue anouther turn
Harzburg infantry continue to depoly from the road

The Adlerzwillinge battalion deploys into line behind the cav. The Muhlehaus battalion and battalion gun enter the board. Fuchs Jagers swing around to the flank.
                                                           Picture by Ed Sansing

The battery's 2 12lb deploy as 2 Harzburg line battalions and a Grenadier battalion deploy off the road while the Aubach Dragoons have lost anouthder melee round and routed off the table losing their flag to the Flatsburg Dragoons and the the Kleinberg Dragoons charge the Furstins Horse on the right of Hoffmanns Farmstead
Kleinberg Dragoons melee with Furstins Horse on the right of Hoffmanns Farmstead and in front of Muhlehaus infantry battalion on the road
von Harzbach directs his brigades advance
The Flatsburg Dragoons withdraw with the Aubach Dragoons flag after routing them
Fuchs Jaegers deploy on the flank of  Harzburgs Fenstermacher battalion while the Adlerzwillinge battalion engages them frontaly
 
Harzbach's brigade advances to engage the Schwabian infantrywhile the Kleinberg Dragoons reform after their routing of the Furstins Horse taking their flag with Jim in the background
Harzburg sorts out the congested battalions
View from the Harzburg 12lb battery
Thalber blast the Muhlehaus battalion
Harzburgs Fenstermacher battalion fires on the Adlerzwillinge battalion
The Adlerzwillinge battalion and Fuchs Jaegers pour the fire into Fenstermacher
Thalber is blasted by the Muhlehaus battalion and 3lb gun
The Adlerzwillinge battalion and Fuchs Jaegers pour the fire into Fenstermacher
The Thalber / Muhlehaus firefight continues and reinforcement arrive for both sides
Harzbach's Grenadiers storm the farmstead and take possesion before the Flatsburg grenadiers,
the Adlerzwillinge / Fenstermacher firefight continues
The looming fight for the farmstead and the charge of the Muhlehaus battalion
The Muhlehaus battalion charges Thalbers
Fuchs Jaegers flanked the guns
At the top Thalber has routed and taken Muhlehaus and Harzbachs grenadiers have won their fight and keep possesion of the farmstead
At the top, Thalber in pursuit of Muhlehaus has charged into the disordered Flatsburg battalion with the disordered Furstins battalion on the road
Harzburg troops advance and form on the road to pour fire into Fuchs Jaegers

With 1Dragoon routed and the other at one third streangh, two infantry battalions routed and one below half streangth the Schwabians quit the field to preserve their forces forthe next battl

7 comments:

  1. Far out! Some stern work about the farmhouse, and the pictures of the general action are superb and inspirational. C'est la guerre magnifique!

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  2. Great stuff - nice to see 40mm boys in action

    -- Allan

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  3. Thalbers battalion will enter the next battle as Elite due to capturing two standards.

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  4. Great battle report and photos, thanks...

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  5. Battle on an impressive scale in more ways than one! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. A stirring action! Always a pleasure to see Prince August lads in action.

    -Ross
    http://gameofmonth.blogspot.com/2010/03/cw2010-1st-battle-of-st-stephen-game-1.html

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