Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A different view of the Battle of Zwilling-Hügel

Jay Stribling
Bill Hamilton

John Murdaugh
Ed Sansing

The Schwabian line looking from the west (John's 2 battalion brigade)
The Schwabian line looking from the east (my 2 battalion brigade). The Schwabian brigades were both 2 battalions of 42 figures each. Each battalion had 1 - 3 pound gun.
Jay's Harzberg brigade. The 2 Harzberg brigades were 3 battalions of 30 figures. Jay also had a heavy battery with 2-12 pound guns
First fire. Jay advanced and I brought my brigade up from the reverse slope. When the card was turned it showed that the Schwabian's (me) got the first fire.
On the other flank John also got first fire against Bill.
After the next turn 2 of Jay's battalions were so reduced they failed their morale and fell back.
The bright spot for Harzberg was that their cavalry wiped out a Schwabian squadron and captured its colors.
One the other flank Bill tried to close with John and made it with 2 battalions. The nearest battalion didn't have the movement and so stood and exchanged fire with John. One of my guns was able to get an enfilade shot at it.

Bill's 2 battalions that engaged in hand-to-hand have recoiled (lost more figures than John). The cav on that flank were still engaged.
Not long after this the Harzberg forces pulled back.

Ed Sansing


  1. An exciting affair, thanks for sharing...

  2. What impresses me is how well those 3-deep lines look and work. Incidentally, in the rule system you use, do all 3 ranks shoot? It seems to me maybe only the first 2 ought to do so, with the 3rd line acting as a reserve. Your thoughts?
    Ion (Archduke Piccolo)