Monday, September 28, 2015

Danube Stranglehold (Setup) - Russo-Turkish War - 1790

I thought I would share some photos of a city assault I'm going to run on Wednesday night with my local gaming group.

This is a battle in 1790 between an Austro-Russian army assaulting a Danube city held by the Ottomans.

None of the figure are on the table yet, but the coolness factor was too great not to share.

Ottomans will be deployed in the city, while the Austrians and Russians will be assaulting just before dawn through the fields. Roughly 30 Austro\Russian units vs about 30 Ottoman units. Still working through the rosters right now.

I tossed in a video of a sweep along the Danube River at the bottom of the post.

Buildings by Crescent Root, Paper Terrain, and the scratch built buildings are from the great Mal Wright!

This is the 3rd and final battle of a 3 battle series that we have been fighting over the last month. The first 2 battles were Russian victories.




  1. Hi ERIC- MAL certainly has a talent for building sets - excellent stuff- look forward to reading about Your future Battle. Regards. KEV.

  2. Wow - very impressive setup - well done

  3. The table looks fantastic, Eric - I hope we see pictures of the battle!


  4. I will definitely blog about the battle and should have tons of photos. My main photographer, Charles Cabell, will be there, and he usually takes about a thousand photos during the game.

  5. Stupendous! Love the Russo-Ottoman theater of wars. Just need to convince my fellow group gamers.

    M aka WR

  6. WR, you can't beat the colorful uniforms, different tactical doctrines, and the wide variety of leadership and terrain for these wars.

  7. I say lock up your wives, sons, daughters and household pets!
    Such a display of wargaming porn is positively obscene!!
    I hope you are ashamed of yourself sir!!!

    Oh, and by the way, when's the follow up posting due?

  8. Clive, I love your sense of humor. Speaking of wargame porn, please don't look at my Boxer Rebellion campaign blog posts. You may need some private time in a dark room after that.

  9. LOL re the above!

    Now THAT'S a city, Eric. Wow!

  10. Beautiful terrain and a great-looking wargames table!

    Please tell us more on how you generate your orders of battle for the game.

    I've been reading up on the earlier Russo-Ottoman conflict of 1769-1774, but have not found much definitive information on orders of battle or the actual battlefields for that earlier conflict.

  11. Eric,you're too late - those pages are already linked on one of my blogs :-)

    I do open the link/brown paper cover from time to time and drool liberally. I'm a truly sad individual, I know. The laundry bills are horrible.

    Your blog truly is a bright star in the wargaming firmament - more strength to your elbow sir!

  12. I generate Orders of Battle based on the figures I have, the scenario I want to play. Nothing scientific.