Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Gaming - Franco Prussian War - Battle of Worth

Today saw another gathering for the Old Guard Group. This time John had dusted of his 15mm FPW collection and had set up the battle - The Battle of Wörth, also known as the Battle of Reichshoffen or as the Battle of Frœschwiller, refers to the second battle of Wörth, which took place on 6 August 1870 in the opening stages of the FPW. This was played on a 12x6 table using Black Powder with some rule tweaks so firing occurred first , then movement. Plus characteristic changes for superior Prussian gunnery, and better French rifle fire. 

The battle saw one French corps vastly outnumbered trying to hold out.. it went to the last turn.. but being outnumbered 3 to one took its toll. MartinC and I were French against JamesM and Peres tuetonic hordes. 

Anyway here the battle shots. 

Pussians to the eft , French to right

centre of the French lines

French corps artillery reserve


The initial Prussian assault - which is repulsed , but at cost

Bavarians capture the wood 

quieter at the the other end - but marching is heard

Wurtemurgers arrive

It was a really good game . it ran down to wire- the French just ran out troops and were overwhelmed 


  1. Magnificient looking game Dave!

  2. Fantastic- looks like a grand day out with mates!

  3. Cool looking game Dave, sounds very similar to our FPW game we played the other weekend. We just managed to hold on and win the game, Go France!!

    1. Yep. That last move just did is..! Merde!


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