lundi 1 juillet 2013

Field of Glory AM V2 battle report

very busy at my new work so  I'm out of the blogosphere ( few comments and time spent on the web sorry Mates!), but still painting a few sorry my Honey wife;-) )

here is a new battle report we played at the club with my friend Laurent, He wanted to play his Later Russian Army to have a try with  the FIELD OF GLORY  AM V2 so I picked up my Later Ottoman Turkish Army and we met each other in the great plains of Moldavia, he surprised me before I could finish to put  my earthworks completly, to protect my Janissaries ( in reality I forgot to put my 7 fortifications on the table, Fu***** idiot I am! ;-) )
Laurent won the initiative and kept it ;
my plan was to turn around one flank with my delis and my akinjis, protected by my anatolian timariots ( now they are average and far less agressive;-( )

the Janissaries and the reserve of Serbians behind them in the centre, my left flank only covered by the "poor" Azab archers and handgunners ( ok I should say cover by nothing ;-) )

so here the pics of this epic battle where Laurent was "Very , Very" unlucky ( and the word is weak !)

the deployement:
 the russian left flank
the russian vanguard 
 the russian strike force

 the russian militia protecting the russian camp
 the turkish attack
 the first pursuit
 the turkish center
 the poor azab archers hidden in the rough
the second wave of arrows exchanged with no effect on each other
 the russian strike force advancing in the center
 the russian right wing advancing to crush th the Janissaries
 the second turkish attack on my right flank
 the centre before the impact
 the impact !
 the anatolian "average" timariots facing the boyars
 the fight between the boyars and the " not so Superior!"roumeliots
 you can see far behind the main battle the delis and akinjis pursuing the russian lights and running in the direction of the russian camp to sack it;
 the " Inspired" Sultan tried to stop the roumeliot from behind with the support of the Qapu Kalki guardsmen ( inspired because he left them just before they break;-) )
 the serbian ally intervening in the middle of the two Janissaries battle groups to save them!

 a view from the "Hill!"I speak about the guy who took pics ( in fact of me I should say ;-))
 the desperate serbian charge!
 the turkish centre falling bak in good order ;-)

 the " more than Lucky" serbian ally victorious against all odds and statistics!
the Janissaries lost two bases from shooting twice " 3 hits, and of course 2 "one" not losing morale with the " inspired" Sultan encouraging them;
 the battle  ended with the nightfall ! a marginal victory for the Sultan mainly due to his dice throws ( He will surely pay it ;-) )
 a big thank to My friend Laurent for this  Friendly game !

sorry for the French readers of the blog, I'm too Lazy to translate in french this battle report for the moment ;-)

Be seeing You;-)

the" Lazy"frenchjester

4 commentaires:

Monty a dit…

Lovely AAR and 2 lovely armies! It is so good to see an Ottoman army on the table, and with a victory under V2 rules. Nicely played.

And you're not lazy Gillies, just exhausted from exhorting your men onto victory! ;-)

fireymonkeyboy a dit…

I second Monty, great looking armies. Nice period too. Have you looked at the Fire and Sword rules that are coming out?


thefrenchjester a dit…


thanks Mates, no Firey I just heard, in fact read on Fire and sword rules,but I already have FOG-R ruleset for this period and this year I invested and played too much periods and rules as many of us too much lead bought and unpainted this year ;-) , so I must get back to my basics ( one rule per period!)
more pics to followon my project " I called " going back to my roots ! " ;-)


Frederic Villaescusa a dit…

Deux très belles armées très typées et bien peintes.