Maxen- a SYW approximation

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Maxen- a SYW approximation

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I'm a bit tired of the ECW project (all that fighting, screaming, bloodshed - and that was just the group planning sessions), so I thought a gentlemanly game of SYW would be nice. The game was inspired by the Battle of Maxen, where a Prussian advance guard is in danger of being cut off by the wily Austrians. The game will simply be asking the Prussians to hold off the main Austrian force on the south, whilst brushing past the smaller Austrian force on the north.

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North side
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South side
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Prussian infantry brigade
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2 light cavalry brigades under Austrian command
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A flanking force of Croats & grenadiers - could be decisive
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Austrian cuirassiers & dragoons.
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Game kicks off in a few hours.

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Looking good
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Count Belisarius wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 8:30 am Looking good
Thank you. Several of us here cover the SYW. I'm glad there's no ranking because I don't think I'd score particularly highly but nonetheless, it's a favourite period of mine. I am glad to "sneak" in a game amidst a lot of attention on the ECW and other periods.

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Extraordinarily pretty.

Well done Donald.

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ochoin wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 7:53 am I'm a bit tired of the ECW project (all that fighting, screaming, bloodshed - and that was just the group planning sessions), so I thought a gentlemanly game of SYW would be nice.
Cuirassier and cuirassier, said Alice. If I didn't know better, I'd say you were just pandouring to those granny dears who don't like confrontation.

I'll get me croat..... :thumbs:
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Looking good, Ochoin. My money's on the Austrians. :-)
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Spanner wrote: Thu Apr 11, 2024 1:05 pm Looking good, Ochoin. My money's on the Austrians. :-)
A game of this size was a bit ambitious for a mid-week slot & we didn't actually finish.
My main body Austrians were pushed into slow-moving lines by a bit of clever aggressive posturing by their infantry & some sacrificial charges from a brigade of their cavalry:
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On the northern front, the Prussians were bloodily assaulting the Hungarians & Croats but, alas, time was up before they opened a bolt-hole:
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This is not to say we didn't enjoy ourselves.

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Fantastic SYW battle.


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It looks like youse had a good game, mate. Is it pencilled in for a replay?
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Spanner wrote: Fri Apr 12, 2024 3:34 am It looks like youse had a good game, mate. Is it pencilled in for a replay?
Funny, you should say that. "Von Winterfeldt" emailed me today & said he would look forward to a re-play. We only had just over 2 hours & he'd never played AGW before so not surprising we only got to the "crunch".

I think in about 3 weeks, on a Saturday, we could knock it over in 3+ hours.

cheers, donald
My much vaunted Austrian heavy cavalry Brigade:
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2 of my Austrian heavies units fleeing:
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