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Author Topic: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege  (Read 3060 times)

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #30 on: March 13, 2018, 09:44:50 AM »
What a fantastic battle, thank you for sharing.  The Fort is incredible! Are the figures 25mm?

Thank you for your kind words! The figures are 15mm.
My fort is handmade by paper, you may see it all at these links:

A Vauban fort (Part 1) - the Gate
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=98636.msg1224671#msg1224671
A Vauban fort (Part 2) - The Grand Bastion
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=98652.msg1223330#msg1223330
A Vauban fort (Part 3) - Complete
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=98689.msg1226614#msg1226614
A Vauban fort (Part 4) The city in the walls
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=98709.msg1224156#msg1224156

It has served us perfectly in at least half a dozen games and, if needed, I'm ready to launch an expansion  :)
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2018, 09:45:54 AM »
Nice Battle my friends. The new roads are nery good

Thank you! I promise we play a similar battle together!

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2018, 11:18:31 AM »
It was a very nice game. Both sides tasted victory and defeat... The result  was a draw: The Turks failed to take the city but the reinforcing Russian cavalry also failed to defeat the enemy and so the Ottomans did not raise  the siege.  I enjoyed it very much. I became familiar with "Honours Of War"...

As you said. We had a very enjoyable game, I must write down the extra siege rules we used.
Let's make a resume of the final result:
The Ottomans had more losses, both their foot brigades were done for.
The fort defenders lost a guard unit, a regular unit and a medium artillery battery.
One of the Russian cavalry brigades was done for and the other was in a bad state to continue fighting.
So, the Ottomans remained masters of the plain and continue their surveillance, but, for the moment, they are not able for a direct assault...
The fort was saved, but another Russian force must be sent for its relief.
Food rations and ammunition are getting low...

I heard that two big Ottoman cannons are on the way and the Sultan is sending his Grand Vizier with foot and horse reinforcements to replace Inert Pasha!
What will be the reaction of the Russians?
We may see what will happen at the next scenario...

Offline Belisarius

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2018, 02:51:51 PM »
A comprehensive AAR there , D , it looked like a good fast paced game . Nice to see the Russian and Turkish forces on the tabletop . Those card / paper based buildings and tents really work well in 15mm scale . I presume you made the Vauban fortifications from foam board and then applied the brick finish from printed paper , it all worked really well .

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2018, 05:04:20 PM »
A comprehensive AAR there , D , it looked like a good fast paced game . Nice to see the Russian and Turkish forces on the tabletop . Those card / paper based buildings and tents really work well in 15mm scale . I presume you made the Vauban fortifications from foam board and then applied the brick finish from printed paper , it all worked really well .

Thank you! It was really a fast paced game and, until the last rounds we could not foresee the outcome!
This is a modular Vauban fort I had designed, I have given the links in a post at the top of this page in case you would like to see all my work together.
I used Photoshopped paper for the outside, taking pictures from real old, grungy walls, bricks and pavements and creating A4 sheets so as to dress pieces of cartdboard.
The walls are not from foam, they are hollow! They have a cork spine and the rest is cardboard. The final structure of these Vauban walls is light yet sturdy and does not warp, it survives four years now under harsh treatment  ;)

We enjoyed the game so much that I smell a sequel! 

Offline Anspach

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2023, 04:02:29 AM »
5 years later, but I still enjoyed looking this entire battle over.
Well done!

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2023, 02:26:52 PM »
5 years later, but I still enjoyed looking this entire battle over.
Well done!

Thank you! I am so glad this thread continues to trigger interest! Cheers!

Offline stefanov

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2023, 06:11:00 AM »
Dear DintheDin,
we are planning to play a series of linked battles, from a C. Grant Campaign book,
using Honours of War.
One of the battles is actually a siege scenario. May you please write/post your Siege
home rules? Infinite thanks!
Cheers,
Stefano

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2023, 05:45:43 PM »
Dear DintheDin,
we are planning to play a series of linked battles, from a C. Grant Campaign book,
using Honours of War.
One of the battles is actually a siege scenario. May you please write/post your Siege
home rules? Infinite thanks!
Cheers,
Stefano

Stefano,
It is really a honor to ask me!
I had devised these rules only for this siege, played in 2018, I thought about them just on the spot, a few minutes before the game start...
Never written them down
But I'll try my best to remember  lol

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2023, 06:04:08 PM »
Ok, then:
Quick rules for the final assault during a siege. Please note that they are not meant for a siege taking days to make trenches etc.

Creating a breach on the wall:
You decide how many cannon hits the wall must take to collapse and make a breach.
Every time you bring a 5 you have a hit on the wall.
You may also use indirect howitzer or bombard fire for hitting the defenders on or behind the walls, as per the rules.

Scaling the walls with ladders:

A group carrying a ladder stops at the base of the wall to set the ladders (in the meanwhile receiving hits).
When the defenders are exactly under the walls, cannon fire over the wall (not enfilading fire) hits only with 5.
The ladder is set successfully if they dice for 3,4,5,6

Next round, before they attempt to climb, the defenders have a saving throw.
With 5 or 6 the ladder is repulsed and the attackers may make an attempt next round.
If not, the attackers manage to climb the wall. They are received with fire.
If they survive, melee where the attackers have a -2 factor.
If they win, they take the place of the defenders.

It looks normal that the defenders in this portion of the wall are a smaller group than the attackers, so give them a -1 for shooting and melee. If shooting at the attackers with the ladders while they are coming but are being shot at the same time by another enemy group, give them an extra -1 for shooting while trying to take cover.

That's all.
Feel free to modify any factors at your will.

Eagerly waiting to receive news from your battle! Cheers!

« Last Edit: June 15, 2023, 06:16:32 PM by DintheDin »

Offline stefanov

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2023, 07:58:07 PM »
Dear DintheDin,
these are excellent suggestions, I will try them out soon.
If anything else comes to my mind, I will come to you for advice.
Infinite thanks!
Stefano

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Honours of War Russo-Turkish war 1768, siege
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2023, 07:59:39 PM »
Dear DintheDin,
these are excellent suggestions, I will try them out soon.
If anything else comes to my mind, I will come to you for advice.
Infinite thanks!
Stefano

Stefano,
I'm glad if I could help you!
You are welcome!