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by flick40
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French Cavalry tactics in the WSS
Replies: 12
Views: 4258

I won't argue the point over a couple years time, by 1707 the French were clearly in decline across the board.
by flick40
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French Cavalry tactics in the WSS
Replies: 12
Views: 4258

Armchair historian adding his 2 bits. :) The French enjoyed a reputation for having superior cavalry up until 1707ish. Individual troopers believed it and carried themselves thus. Opposing units feared it whether deserved or not. A lot to be said for the psychology of the time, the fight half won be...
by flick40
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: FLAGS
Replies: 17
Views: 9283

I use linen paper as well. 25% cotton 24lb. I want to try silk paper one of these days.
by flick40
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Cavalry Charge
Replies: 17
Views: 8576

I would round up, but the point is moot if guard class. Once a unit has passed its test to charge a 6 can no longer auto stop them in the next test. (baring casulaties to the unit) The second test is for receiving shooting casualites and merely a morale test and not a test to charge as they are in t...
by flick40
Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Cavalry Charge
Replies: 17
Views: 8576

The rule as I understand it, Any cavalry unit that rolls a six (6) fails to charge . Guard need to equal the remaining figures and get a minus 1 on their roll, ie 4 figures and pass on 5 or less. Fail on a 6 even if full strength. Elite need to equal their total figures remaining to pass or less, ie...
by flick40
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS Flags
Replies: 9
Views: 5913

Could you mention the particular army you are looking for?
by flick40
Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Front Rank the war of the Grand Alliance - 1689 to 1697
Replies: 36
Views: 14532

Oh I can paint and have painted etc. But my eyes are not what they were. But I will probably do a few. :)
by flick40
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: First game
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Oh we deff had fun. Interesting to note, the ferrying of war booty across the Shannon, poor die rolls and you're not gonna get much across. One turn to load, D3 to cross, one turn to unload, D3 to cross, thats potentially 8 turns in a 10 turn game for 1 piece. I rolled surprisingly well untill the e...
by flick40
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Front Rank the war of the Grand Alliance - 1689 to 1697
Replies: 36
Views: 14532

Now if I can just find someone to paint them :?
by flick40
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: To be clear
Replies: 2
Views: 2539

Just this one missed of my original questions

Do infantry charging infantry who receive shooting casualties from the target unit do they then need to test again to charge home, like cavalry do?
by flick40
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Cavalry Charge
Replies: 17
Views: 8576

From my readings of the various rules queries on the forum the answer appears to be; Infantry can never charge cavalry (it is a charge test to join an ongoing melee) in anyway join ongoing melee against cavalry. Only the unit being charged can fire. Since all charge moves and defensive fire is befor...
by flick40
Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Cavalry Charge
Replies: 17
Views: 8576

The advantage to charging vs not is you kill on a 5 and 6. Taking the charge at the halt or not going far enough you only kill on a 6. The reference to killing on 4-5 and 6 (vs cavalry) is only to represent certain nationalities cavalry being better during the dates given. If you aren't playing that...
by flick40
Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: Infantry casualty removal
Replies: 4
Views: 3341

We use casualty sheets to track losses for each unit. We have decided not to remove stands until the unit ceases to exsist.
by flick40
Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: First game
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Thanks Ray,

We finished the last two turns tonight. We called it a draw though the Jacobites did manage to get 50% booty across the river, the Williamites were to the wood line. My cavalry was routed in every combat they fought and against raw troops.

Joe
by flick40
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: First game
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

First game

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/3986707575_878b8515c4.jpg From our first game last night. Playing the first scenario in the book, this is the end of turn 8 from the Williamite view. In the background you see the guns and wagons being loaded supervised by General Liam Malone. In the woods the Ja...