Took RedActions! off the table yesterday. Cleared off the old and dug out some new terrain and buildings in preparation for a battle between Russians and Poles circa 1625.
I’ll use Phil Barker’s De Bellis Renationis (DBR) rules. The scenario is based on the Battle of Roundway Down as diagrammed and described in C.F. Wesencraft’s “With Musket and Pike”. Why? Because the book was at-hand and it’s a interesting little challenge.
The Russians are besieging a town, with Polish mounted units advancing to lift the siege. The Russian command decides to meet and destroy the Poles in the field, and then finish the siege. In the historical battle, the besieged brushed aside forces masking the town, and attacked their enemy’s flank.
I’ve tweaked the layout of the battlefield by substituting a village for Blagdon Hill. Wanted to get the buildings out of their box!
While the published scenario calls for the flank attack forces to come on-table during the fourth turn, I’m going to come up with the mechanics for a variable arrival sometime after Turn 2.
Here’s a few photos