The setting was Russia's invasion of Finland in 1808. Finland back then was part of the Kingdom of Sweden and the game saw the Swedish army attempting to fend off a similar sized Russian army. Historically the Swedes were outnumbered and eventually lost the war.
To my disappointment Mel had not brought his 15mm menagerie of local fauna.
The game was fought over a roughly 4ft by 3ft board representing a narrow bit of dry land with lakes and marshes to the left and right not shown. I believe the Swedes represented the rear guard buying time for the main army to retreat.
Gaz and Tony commanded the Russians and Ian the Swedes. Mel umpired.
|Swedish main battle line|
|Russian army arriving|
|Swedish left flank|
|Swedish cavalry rush to the exposed left flank|
|Swedish right flank about to receive the Russian attack|
|The Swedish cavalry are pushed back and the infantry refuse the flank|
|Russian running away from the Swedish right|
|Overview of the Russian left|
|Overview of the Swedish right|
|Russian left gearing up to assault and dealing with a Swedish spoiler attack|
|Swedish left organises itself to counter attack|
|A firefight sees the Swedish battle line not so happy. The spoiler attack on the Russian right turns in to a protracted melee|
|Swedish victory on the right. The spoiler attack is turning in to something bigger|
|Russians running away on the their right|
|Fresh Russian advance through their fleeing comrades|
|Russian artillery holds the extreme right and watches the advancing Swedish cavalry|
|The Swedish left stabilizes in to a stand off.|
|The whole battle. The Russian left and right break|
|More running Russians|