Thursday, 14 July 2016

Bad Moon Reisling

Another Baroque 30YW clash between German Catholics and the Swedes near the fictitious village of Bad-Reisling.

After a brief pause in the fighting, the Catholic Commander is incensed to learn that the Swede's have purposely contaminated the stills of the Bad-Reisling which gives the local wine its name.

Determined to restore German pride, he gathers his forces to take on the Swedes South of the village. The Swede's are still in the area of the still and await the Germans.

Battle lines drawn with the Swedes holding the open ground
and the fenced field to the left

Catholic Tercio massed for the push forward

Swedish Dragoons line the fenced field

Swedish Hackapells and Latta Rytarre face off
against the might of Catholic Cuirassiers

The Swede's press forward with some minor disruption to their battle lines

Swedish artillery engages the Tercio

Swedish guns find their range disordering a Tercio

Despite the Catholic Cavalry winning the initiative, the Swede's
are able to counter-charge and gain the initial advantage 

Latta Rytarre and Hakapells mix it with Cuirassiers. The German
second line holds fast on the hill to exploit any breakthrough

Catholic Tercio close on the Swedish Regiments

On the left flank the lighter troops of both armies press forward

As a Tercio moves into range a Swedish Regiments delivers a Salvo.....

before charging the Tercio!

The Swedish charge causes panic in the Tercio as the Swede's gain
a slight advantage in the ensuing melee.

A Veteran Swedish Regiment delivers a Salvo......

and also charges another Tercio which buckles under the assault.

Swedish cavalry sees off a unit of Cuirassiers. The Catholic Cavalry
flank is struggling to make an impact.

The skirmish on the left flank develops between
Dragoons, Shutzen, Musketeers and a Single
Swedish Regiment.

As the Catholic centre buckles under the ferocity of the Swedish
assault, the Swedes deploy their second line either side
of the second veteran regiment

Catholic Cavalry routs under the savage charge of them Swedish

Catholic Reiters beat off a Swedish charge with pistols!

Swedish Veterans clash with another tercio

The Skirmish continues on the left flank,
neither side making much progress.

The centre. A Swedish Regiment routs on the left whilst
a Catholic Tercio routs top right. Gaping holes have
appeared in the Catholic Centre as the Swedish second line begins to
add its weight.

Catholic Cavalry continues to give ground to the Swedes.

The Swedish second line flanking a veteran regiment heap
a whole lot of pain onto the Catholic Centre. The Reserve
tercio makes numbers count as it engages the Swedish veterans
that have swept into the rear.

The cavalry action continues to swing one way and then the other
as the Catholics withdraw a unit of Curiassiers. The Catholic Reiters
rout their opposite number and some parity is achieved as blown Swedish
horse is pushed back by Catholics close to breaking themselves.

The Swedish cavalry finally breaks the Catholic cavalry and
despite losing a unit of Veteran foot in melee, the Swedish pressure
in the centre forces the Catholics to retire leaving the still to the invaders.

The flank skirmish continues, but it is too little too late
for the Catholics

The Catholic lines retire in reasonable order, the Swedish cavalry being
blown and unable to pursue their enemy.

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