Monthly Archives: June 2022

The Battle of Leuthen 5th December 1757: The Refight

Last time I posted my scenario for the Battle of Leuthen, arguably one of the greatest battles of the 18th Century.  Following much delay caused by holiday and subsequent Covid infection, here’s my report of our refight, which was played … Continue reading

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The Battle of Leuthen 5th December 1757: A Scenario for ‘Tricorn’

Like many others, I originally started wargaming because I wanted to refight the Great Battles of History, as in the epic wargame scene in the film Callan.  It is therefore, very satisfying when you finally manage to tick one off … Continue reading

Posted in Eighteenth Century, Games, Scenarios, Seven Years War & War of Austrian Succession, Tricorn (18th Century Shako Rules) | 8 Comments

“King George Commands And We Obey”: My SYW British Army (Part 3: Cavalry)

In my last post I discussed the controversy surrounding the actions (or rather, the lack of) of the British-Hanoverian cavalry at the Battle of Minden in 1759, the subsequent sacking of Lord Sackville and his replacement with the Marquess of … Continue reading

Posted in 15mm Figures, Eighteenth Century, Painted Units, Seven Years War & War of Austrian Succession, Seven Years War British & Hanoverian Armies, Tricorn (18th Century Shako Rules) | 4 Comments