The action featured a sally during a siege. The besiegers had finished an artillery position and had a Great gonne ready to start shooting. The defenders undertook a night march destroy the position before the attacker's reinforcements could show up.
I took some photos during the action and I figured I get these posted before the Ministry of Truth erases them from public memory. Curt and I provided all the figures. His are the ones that look like they should be in the Uffizi, mine are the ones that look they have been given a DIY restoration by a well intentioned old lady.
|Defenders advance on Curt's artillery emplacement.|
|From ground level (and apparently on a slant)|
|Pikemen approach while the artillery men sleep. Gun is a repurposed WFB plastic kit.|
|Defenders field French pike (in the works) and Italian mounted crossbows behind. The besiegers arrive with Spanish swordsmen and dinettes.|
|Both sides had units arrive in drips and drabs but more are coming on table. Gendarmes front and centre here, while the infantry face off in the works.|
|The crossbows have dismounted and work on deconstruction begins.|
|The infantry slog was epic and went on several turns. In the end both units were exhausted and eliminated simultaneously.|
|Cavalry melee upcoming. Papal gendarmes in the foreground face French "archers" (medium cavalry) and Italian men-at -arms.|
|Curt brings forth Swiss and Landschneckt pike from the besiegers' camp.|
|The juggernauts on the march!|
|End of the cavalry melee. The Papal gendarmes forced the Archers back but were hit hard by the Italians and become shaken. Curt's vintage first gen WFB castle in the background.|