Seven Years War in Hesse-KasselWell, I have finally have enough Hessians and Hanoverians to fight my French so I'm running a nice battle this week for my gaming group. I've really been focusing on the Seven Years War and have started selling seldom used games and miniatures to fund this project.
As usual, we are using Cartouche 2nd Edition from Piquet Inc for the rules.
Here are some shots of the game before the battle starts.
General Scenario: Hessians\Hanoverians have surprised the French with an early morning attack. Some French units are out of position (I've changed that since the photos were taken) and some are "unformed" trying to rush to the field.
I will post a full battle report later. I'm using my custom terrain boards that I made in 1991 or 1992. They are four different 2' x 4' boards that can be arranged in 8 different combinations. I haven't used them in several years, but they have held up extremely well.
First shot is of the French battle line with the Hanoverians on the hill.
Hanoverians mass for the attack.
Here is the Hanoverians (close) and Hessians (far right) ready for their attack.
Long view of the table. French on the right near the small town.
Hanoverian command inspiring the lads!
Nice overall shot of the battlefield with the French closest to the camera.
More goodness to follow!