Trying out our own rules and wanting to put some of my Poles and some of my 17th Century Swedes on the table, I dragged a couple of boxes over to Ross' house. The armies weren't big, we just wanted to get a feel for the period and our rules modifications- and see if I made the right choice in basing the infantry the way I did- see previous blog on TYW/ECW basing!
|Poles to the left, Swedes to the right.|
|Polish left flank - Hussars and Pancerni charging Swedish cavalry|
|Pancerni charging harqebusiers.|
|The Pancerni on the left, Swedish Cuirassiers on the right. The Pancerni took out one unit, but was defeated by the other.|
|Infantry clash in the center- Haiduks and Cossacks against the Swedish Pike and shot.|
|The full table|
|Hussars and Pancerni about to sweep away the Swedish right flank.|
Red Arrows for the Poles, Blue for the Swedes
The outcome : the Swedish cuirassiers won on the Swedish left flank. The Swedish Pike and Shot units blasted the Polish centre but the Swedish cavalry on the Swedish left were swept away.
The Swedes won.
I was happy with the way the game turned out- still not 100% sure if I've made the right choice about the same sized base frontage for Foot and Horse- but for now it will do.