The Nap game was pretty huge, and was based on a scenario from an old issue of Wargames Illustrated. The scenario had a Russian force defending a hilltop with a redoubt and a town on it, and two French divisions attacking. I'm afraid I didn't get the name of the battle.
The rules used were General de Brigade, one that I have used before but not that I know particularly well.
|Russians on the right, French on the left.|
|The French opposite my little corner.|
Across from me I had Young David and Dave, who's objective was the hilltop and the redoubt.
|Young Davids French Brigade - Figures are John P's (I think).|
The French advance begins:
|The French begin their move forward. Both sides would start rolling for reserves in turn 4 or 5, with one of the Brigades being Cuirassier heavy cavalry - these would arrive to the right of the town in the picture above.|
|Jon controlled the Jaeger brigade that held the front of our hill and the woods on the far right. Stuart had the infantry on top of the hill that he managed to change to engage orders and start to move forward to support the Jaegers.|
|Jons Jaegers in action.|
|Note the blue casualty marker on the middle French Battalion. In the distance you can see Daves brigade (half in line, half in column) engaging the Jaegers in the centre while flanking towards the redoubt.|
|One base off and 4 casualties and the attackers rout!|
|A few turns later, as the battle develops. A lot of action is taking part on Jons flank as he defends against three brigades of French with help from Stu.|
By this point in the game the goings on on the far flank had become a bit of a mystery to me. To my front Young David flung his troops forward - two of his battalions reach assault range of my line, and charge - the third gets caught by my horse artillery, and starts to retreat. At the same time, the Russian light cavalry breaks one of Daves infantry columns it had hit in the flank, over runs them and does an uncontrolled charge into Young Davids retreating battalion. Unsurprisingly, this means Young Davids second battalion is lifted from the table.
His charging units reach my gun line, I fire, he runs. At this point I had only lost 6 casualty markers (equivalent to 120 men) and he had lost 3 to 4 thousand. His Curassiers stubbornly refused to change orders, and his infantry brigade broke and was lifted.
|Broken French units. Now you see them...|
|Now you don't! Note the French heavy cavalry brigade in the distance (and the town filled with french casualties looking for vodka!)|
The final table:
|Another view of the centre.|
|The right flank.|