Saturday, May 8, 2010

Vienna Falls to Turks!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. (I still owe you a Boxer Rebellion update)

In this post I wanted to show a glorious 25mm battle we fougth at Joe Robert's Wargame bunker in Gastonia, NC.

His collection is spectacular and was painted by David Bonk and the walls of Vienna and the entrenchments were made by Herb Gunt?(Not sure I have that spelled correctly)

The scenario was a combination of Turkish assault on the walls of Vienna while the Polish\German allies charge in to relieve the siege.

Rules were adapted from Joe's ACW rules, and movement was dramatic in that units could move upwards of 3 feet on a charge order! The game was fast and furious and the photos will give you an idea of the eye candy on this table.

The Turks were able to hold off the Polish relief force and capture the walls of Vienna resulting in a Turkish victory! I played the Tartar horse archers, which played fairly historically.

Enjoy!

View of Vienna from the Ottoman Camp and Siege Works


City's Fortress Guns before the Turkish mine explodes under them


View of the Turkish siege works from the vantage point of Vienna


Jannisaries mass for the assault!


Polish and Allied cavarly charge!!!


Ottoman cavarly countercharges!


The collision!


Polish Cavalry charges



Turkish forces asssault Vienna, notice far fewer fortress guns since the mine exploded.



Titanic cavalry battle! The Turks eventually held this flank long enough to breach the walls of Vienna.



The game took about 3 hours to fight to conclusion which was nice.
Eric

8 comments:

Brent said...

WOW! Spectacular game. Just what I needed...now I feel the need to paint Ottoman Turks.

Donogh said...

Fantastic looking game. Especially the walls and trenches

Eric Burgess said...

thanks! The walls were amazing. I was blown away when I walked in the door. Joe has SEVERAL spectacular wargame collections, mostly in 28mm. He actuall has TWO wargaming rooms.

Games I have played at his place: 28mm French Foreign Legion, 28mm Napoleonics, 28mm Ottomans vs Poles, 28mm Zulu, 15mm ACW, 28mm F&IW, and 28mm Romans vs Guals. Not sure how many other collections he has, but each one is top notch!

Eric Burgess said...

I have dozens of battle photos from this game, especially a lot of close ups, so if anybody wants more photos please ask.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Wow!Really great stuff there!

Cheers
Christopher

littlejohn said...

Beautiful, Beautiful!!

Victor said...

Beautiful looking game!!!!

Willie Anderson said...

Great looking game!