My buddy hosted another great Napoleonic game - Abensberg, 1809 - this time using a slightly modified version of Rebels and Patriots. He's run this scenario before using Black Powder, but wanted to try it out with Rebels and Patriots as the gaming group he meets with regularly prefers these rules. For this game he had most of the line infantry in units of 18 and 24 figures - 24 is more than what is in the rule book, but this basically makes units last a lot longer. We also had cavalry in units of 12; double what the rules have. There were several artillery batteries with more than the usual 4 figure crew on both sides too. Finally, another modification was having commanders as separate entities on their own - that is, not part of units like the main rules. All of the mods seemed to work well and the game played out nicely for about 7 or 8 turns. I ran an Austrian brigade of mostly infantry on the right flank. My other buddy who ran the Austrian left had a couple of cavalry units - one each lancer (heavy cavalry) and hussars (light cavalry). I managed to hold off the Bavarian advance on my side and my buddy did a lot of damage to the Bavarians opposite him. His lancers in particular destroyed several of the enemy units, including cavalry, as well as reaching their end of the table and coming back again.
Friday, September 29, 2023
Battle of Abensberg, 1809 - Using Rebels and Patriots Modified
It was a nice game and made me appreciate the rules even more. Looking forward to trying it out with the La Haye Sainte scenario which should work well for it. Thanks again for stopping by!