Thursday, December 1, 2016

Songs of Blue on Blue

For this game I tried something different using my Dutch-Belgians to engage some Prussians skillfully commanded by Mark B.  The basis for the game was to try out more figures.  The basis for the scenario was the unfortunate friendly fire incidents that occurred between the Allied troops on Wellington's left wing and the advancing Prussians at the Battle of Waterloo.

Both sides had an officer, flag bearer, drummer and ten infantrymen.  All infantry were green.

The Blue Team 
(out of focus, but hopefully adds to the confusion - that's my spin on my crappy camera skills)

Another Blue Team.

The Belgian Officer sends his men down a lane way to confront what must be Grouchy's advance guard.

The Prussians take fire from what they assume must be the French.
Quickly they take cover in the orchard.
The Prussian officer displays courage and becomes the target for enemy fire.

The Prussian Officer wisely takes cover after being knocked down by one shot and narrowly missing a second.  The Prussian infantry had fallen back after seeing one of the comrades killed out right, but quickly regrouped.

Then it was the time for the Belgians to fall back after seeing one of their comrades senselessly slaughtered with a single shot.

As the Belgians rallied round the flag, their officer yelled out "Wait a minute..."

The Prussian officer, realising the dreadful mistake, yelled out to his remaining men to cease fire.  
He then called out to the Belgian officer asking if he was all right.

But an answer there came not
For he had been shot.

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