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Author Topic: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762  (Read 951 times)

Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2023, 08:11:41 AM »
The poor Swiss survived the British cavalry charge with great losses and are reforming. From Stainville's Corps, only the Grenadiers de France are left to defend the hill!

HoW Wilhelmsthal (20) by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

More and more Allied infantry, Brunswickers and Hessians are swarming around them!

HoW Wilhelmsthal (21) Miltos a by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

Middle of the picture: The Swiss receive a second charge from the Scots Greys while reforming and go straight to the box!

HoW Wilhelmsthal (21) Miltos b by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr
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Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2023, 08:12:48 AM »
Back at soubise's right flank. Granby's infantry have reformed and try to renew their attack. The French cavalry does not dare to attack the single British battalion head on. Soubise is bringing infantry to support them

HoW Wilhelmsthal (21) by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

But they are repulsed once more from Soubise's infantry

HoW Wilhelmsthal (22) Miltos a by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2023, 08:14:28 AM »
Cavalry battle near Wilhelmsthal!

HoW Wilhelmsthal (22) Miltos b by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

Granby's Cavalry is fighting bravely. Lose the first engagement, but they return again!

HoW Wilhelmsthal (22) Proton a by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

With the aid of more cavalry, coming from Ferdinand's side, they drive the French Cavalry out of the field, while more Allied cavalry is entering the table from the East!

HoW Wilhelmsthal (22) Proton b by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

HoW Wilhelmsthal (22) by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr
 

Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2023, 08:15:57 AM »
On the other flank of Soubise, the French cavalry let one French Infantry regiment to pass through (with a double move) and charge Granby's battery, taking the guns.

HoW Wilhelmsthal (23) by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2023, 08:17:30 AM »
At Staiville's left, the French and allied cavalry in an indecisive combat

HoW Wilhelmsthal (24) Miltos a by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

Chasseurs de Fischer come to aid the French cavalry. Too late. The dice gods have dictated that the French horsemen must give way.

HoW Wilhelmsthal (24) by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

On the right flank of Stainville's Corps, the Scots Greys have swept everything in front of them!

HoW Wilhelmsthal (25) Miltos a by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2023, 08:18:08 AM »
Final panoramic view of the battlefield: Stainville's Corps has been totally annihilated (the Allied players were even more effective than the historical result)
The French cavalry has been defeated in every engagement.
A heavy defeat for the French!

HoW Wilhelmsthal (25) Miltos b by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

Offline miltiades

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2023, 10:11:29 AM »
great game-report and description of the battle. We are going to repeat it (with a few amendments perhaps to give the French a better chance) It was one of the most spectacular games I have ever participated. Cheers

Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2023, 10:29:54 AM »
Thank you, dear friend! It was a honor to play with you!
Nick and you played the Allies extremely well and it was a very enjoyable game with a very convincing historical result.

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2023, 11:08:38 AM »
Absolutely superb!  That's definitely one to do once I've painted my Brunswickers and Hessians.
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Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2023, 11:41:59 AM »
Absolutely superb!  That's definitely one to do once I've painted my Brunswickers and Hessians.

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
I'm happy how this battle turned out, I may say it was like a tactical exercise ending in a historical result.
This showed clearly how badly the French were posted in the actual battle.

Offline CapnJim

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2023, 09:47:09 PM »
Well then.   I Guess it's Huzzahs to the British and Germans! 

Great battle and report, by the way...
« Last Edit: May 25, 2023, 09:48:58 PM by CapnJim »
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Offline DeafNala

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2023, 01:30:00 AM »
Once more a very impressive narrative backed up by all those lovely photos of BEAUTIFULLY painted miniatures. I am, as always, amazed by the splendid way you capture the feel for the period & recreate battles in such detail. VERY WELL DONE!
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Offline FifteensAway

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2023, 02:29:08 PM »
Love to see your beautiful collection in action!  Your compatriots are lucky to get to play in your games.  Look forward to more when you post up the next great game.

Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2023, 05:20:14 PM »
Well then.   I Guess it's Huzzahs to the British and Germans! 

Great battle and report, by the way...

The Allied players had an excellent performance!
The scenario was too difficult for the French.
Playing with them I tried my best but I had also the dice gods against me. 

Offline DintheDin

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Re: SYW Battle of Wilhelmsthal 1762
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2023, 05:21:20 PM »
Once more a very impressive narrative backed up by all those lovely photos of BEAUTIFULLY painted miniatures. I am, as always, amazed by the splendid way you capture the feel for the period & recreate battles in such detail. VERY WELL DONE!

I thank you greatly for the continuing support and morale boost! Cheers!

 

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