Saturday, November 24, 2012

Izzo Has Bad Powder

View from West
Il Duca Michele di Alpia may want to look into who supplied the gunpowder for his veteran Izzo Regiment.  Suspicions have already been raised that some vile Stagonian supporter has sabotaged their powder supply.

(Needing a 4+ to hit, Izzo rolled 1,2,2,2,2,3; then later needing a 5 to hit, they rolled 1,2,2,2,3,3 . . . which is highly irregular to say the least).

Alpia's Izzo Regiment discovers bad powder
  As Deck 3 opened, Regiment Izzo performed a wheel and advance and fired into the Stagonian Ardent Regiment hovering in the northern part of the village.

True, the Ardents were in cover, but still Izzo should have had some hits . . . and later when they delivered another volley, again their shots were seemingly irrelevant.

Northern View
As can be seen in a wider view, Alpia's General Rossi was able to manage to maneuver his troops into better position.

He must be particularly pleased with his Light Artillery, which managed to unlimber and pound the Ardent Regiment . . . causing a "casualry marker" (with a 4,4,4 shot) as well as forcing a "morale test" which Ardent failed, causing it to go "Shaken".

Indeed that action almost caused Stagonia's Brigadier Arnoux to pull his forces out of the village (he came within one pip of doing so).  Perhaps it was only the impending arrival of Stagonia's Field Gun on the hill that held him in his position.

Southern View . . . Cavalry Face Off
Meanwhile on the southern end of the village two cavalry brigades seem poised to charge each other.

The winner here could determine the course of the battle.  If one side or the other sweeps the other away, they will be free to exploit the other's rear.

Definitely an area to watch.

On a personal note, I would very much like to thank Ross Macfarlane and David Murdock for their participation in this project.  Given my health issues it has been over six months since I've done any gaming . . . and this allows me to do it at my own pace and take breaks when I need to.  It is incredibly good medicine for my soul at least . . . and probably for my body as well since it lifts my spirits.

-- Jeff

1 comment:

  1. Great that you are getting some juice from this also Jeff!