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vendredi 15 mai 2015

1809...After Wagram...Après Wagram...

Wagram. The Austrian army counts its dead and wounded ... and is preparing its retreat.
Wagram. L'armée autrichienne compte ses morts et ses blessés...et prépare sa retraite.



Bonjour à tous,
Au lendemain de Wagram, les ordres de l'archiduc sont clairs :
La route de Vienne doit être fermée aux Français.
Une colline, quelques redoutes, une rivière...voilà un terrain propice!

Hello everyone,
In the aftermath of Wagram, the orders of the Archduke are clear:
The Vienna road must be closed to the French.
A hill, a few redoubts, a river ... an interesting battlefield!


Les équipes, teams...


Tour 3 : la partie est lancée! Les Français doivent positionner une brigade sur la colline 
avant le dernier tour pour gagner...à nous de les retarder!
Turn 3: the game is on! The French must position a brigade on the hill before 
the last lap in order to win ... for us to delay them!




Premier écran sur notre aile gauche, quelques haies et un hameau.
First screen on our left wing, some hedges and a hamlet.



La cavalerie légère autrichienne est là pour protéger nos ailes...
The Austrian light cavalry is here to protect our wings ...


Tour 6 : sur toute la table les combats font rage, et notre première ligne souffre.
Turn 6: all over the table fighting rages, and our first line suffers.


Gros plan sur notre charge autrichienne...peu de nos valeureux cavaliers en reviendront...
Focus on our little Austrian charge... only a few brave riders will come back...


Il est 15h, notre première ligne de défense est anéantie et les artilleurs 
français canonnent. Les pièces de 12 sont efficaces et notre moral au plus bas!
It is 3pm, our first line of defense is destroyed and the French gunners
cannonading. The 12lbls guns are efficient and our morale is low !


Il est temps de passer au plan B...quel est-il déjà?
It's time to go to plan B ... remind me it please...


Élément essentiel du plan B : les renforts...ils arrivent enfin, enjambant les morts du plan A.
Essential element of Plan B: the reinforcements ... they finally arrive, spanning the deads of the plan A.

Et une colonne de grenadiers en renforts fait toujours plaisir à voir!
And reinforcements grenadiers column is always nice to see!



Il reste 2 tours à jouer...les Français n'ont toujours pas mis un pied sur la colline,
et il leur faut une brigade entière pour gagner...
It remains to play 2 rounds ... the French have still not set foot on the hill,
and they need an entire brigade to win ...



Notre aile droite : cuirassiers autrichiens contre hussards français...ils se neutraliseront.
Our right wing: Austrian cuirassiers against French hussars ... they will neutralize themselves 


Enfin une bonne nouvelle!
Finally some good news!


Bonne nouvelle! Une pluie torrentielle s'abat sur le champ de bataille, 
réduisant les tirs et les mouvements...l'attaque française piétine...

Good news! A torrential rain fell on the battlefield,
reducing shootings and the movements ... the French attack stalles ...


Le terrain est gras et les bottes françaises sont lourdes...une pente, une redoute, le moral remonte chez nous, même si on doit se battre à 1 contre 3...
The ground is moody and French boots are heavy ... a slope, a redoubt, 
our morale is back home, even if we must fight 1 vs 3 ...



C'est donc l' assaut final des Français et de leurs alliés Bavarois...
It is the final assault of the French and their allies Bavarians...

...mais encore Westphaliens...
...but also Westphalians...


...et ici des bataillons de Reuss Waldeck et de Hesse Darmsdat...
...and here Reuss Waldeck and Hesse Darmstad batalions...





Bénie soit la pluie qui a ralenti les Français, les grenadiers, maintenant en place,
 résistent...ils reculent mais ne rompent pas!

Blessed be the rain that slowed the French...Austrian grenadiers, now in place,
resist ... they recoil but do not break!


Une fin de bataille terrible, une redoute est même prise...mais les conditions de victoire 
sont draconiennes : les Français s'inclinent, victoire mineure autrichienne!
A bloody end of battle, a redoubt is even taken ... but the victory conditions are draconian: 
no French brigade on the hill, Austrian minor victory!

Bon, avouons-le, nous ne sortons pas très fiers de cette victoire...le tambour organise le rassemblement au crépuscule,
 les morts sont très nombreux et la route de Vienne reste à moitié ouverte...mais ceci est une autre histoire!
Well, let's face it, we can not be very proud of this victory ... drum organizes the gathering at dusk,  deads are numerous and the road to Vienna remains half open ... but that is another story!





Merci,

Phil.

Welcome to Paul!

79 commentaires:

  1. Awesome! ;o) I like the rain/battery picture, all photos of the figures are great!

    two thumbs up!

    cheers,

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    1. Very kind of you Phil, many thanks!

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  2. Another splendid game, Phil. Austro-Hungarian armies had lovely uniforms - I particularly like the Hungarian Grenadiers in their fur caps and blue breeches.

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    1. The early war Austrian uniforms are my favorites, glad you like this report Dean!

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  3. Another brilliant report. Always great tables with wonderful terrain and figures all shown at their best by some great photography!

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    1. I appreciate your sweet comment my friend, thanks a lot...

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  4. Comme toujours, un jeu très intéressant, d'excellentes cartes et un grand rapport. Très belle vue sur la table, correspondant à la tour 6. Salutations de la lointaine Republique Argentine, Carlos

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    1. Merci beaucoup Carlos, et encore bravo pour ton dernier post...

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  5. Fantastic rap and wonderful minis! Any just so minor victory against Westphalians is a good deed indeed! :)

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    1. Very kind of you Michael, much appreciated...

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  6. Fantastic rap and wonderful minis! Any just so minor victory against Westphalians is a good deed indeed! :)

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    1. Well, this kind of comment can be read twice, no problem!

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  7. Fantastic rap and wonderful minis! Any just so minor victory against Westphalians is a good deed indeed! :)

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    1. Don't shoot anymore, I surrender...Thanks!

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  8. Some nice looking Austrian figures and great battle report!

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    1. That's very nice of you, thanks Stryker!

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  9. Fantastic battle report and some great miniatures on show. Nicely done Phil as always

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    1. Thanks a lot for your comment Stephen...

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    1. Happy you liked it Michal, thanks!

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  11. magnifique CR que du plaisir à lire et les figs sont toujours aussi belles

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  12. Very interesting game and report.
    Napoleonic Wars - our next priority theme.

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    1. A wonderful theme...not so easy sometimes imo, but uniforms are splendid...thanks, and courage!

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  13. Again, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat - a very exciting account of the battle as it might have gone. But your opponents may have learned from this defeat, so Vienna might not be safe just yet!

    Thanks again for your dedication in preparing another excellent battle report! They are always entertaining and informative, and almost always lead me to find out more about the historical engagement.

    Merci beaucoup!

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    1. Each of your insightful comments makes me work harder for the next post my friend ...a big thank you!

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  14. Great looking battle and report Phil!

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  15. Outstanding effort as usual Phil!

    Nice mate.

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  16. Very nice job, Phil. Score one for the Kaiserlicks!

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    1. Well, let's say half a point! Thanks a lot...

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  17. Your battle reports are always entertaining Phil!

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  18. down with the Austrians long live the French :)

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    1. That's your opinion my dear Dezmond...but I was playing on the Austrian side so...

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    2. I was just speaking from the historical point of view :) We do always cheer for you in battles!

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    3. Lol! No problem sir, next time anyway I will play on the French side...may be!
      Cheers...

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  19. Que de fougue dans ce rapport, tout est bon! J'apprécie de plus en plus les clichés des scènes de combat, de véritables petits tableaux. Félicitations aux Riflemen.
    Ludiquement

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    1. Merci beaucoup, même si ton exagération me fait quelque peu rougir...

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  20. An interesting scenario choice. Quite a mix of nationalities there. Good report and some nicely painted figures, thanks for posting.

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  21. Another great report! And an interesting choice of scenario!

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    1. In fact an old scenario, previouly for the AWI, in a Wargame Illustrated revue I think...thanks!

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  22. Great looking game. Glad the Austrians hung on

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    1. Thanks...but tomorrow could be a bad day for them!

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  23. Great looking game and an even better job of describing the events. Nice one Phil!

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    1. That's very kind of you Rod, I appreciate...a lot!

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  24. Another barn burner of a game, and report! You have some superb painters in your club. It's a real treat to look at!

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    1. Thanks Monty, I must admitt I am one of the worst painters in the club...painful...

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  25. Magnifique Phil. I thoroughly enjoyed your battle report and the photo's, blessed be the rain that ruins Napoleons day ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much Dave, I appreciate your kind comment...

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  26. Great stuff Phil. I love the animations, especially the rain. If I wasn't working on the Peninsular, I think the 1809 would be the one I would go for.
    Cheers
    JJ

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    1. We only need time to play each period! Thanks for your kind words...

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  27. Love the rain effects and that Austrian Grenadier marching column looks superb.

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    1. Rain effect is mine, thanks a lot, Austrian grenadiers are Christopher's, thanks for him!

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  28. I noticed some nice looking banners in the armies above. Are all of them decals or are some hand painted?

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    1. Decals I think...I've got a few hand painted...but much less nice! Thanksfor visiting Kuan!

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  29. Hi Phil, your battle scenes are wonderful. Full of details. I must be awesome to see it in person.

    Im waiting for more!

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    1. That's so kind of you Kike, much appreciated!

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  30. Congratulations to Austrian players! I love when during the battle you have plan A and B or even C sometimes and none of them working ;) Great battle and great report.

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    1. Glad you liked it Bart...plan Z is coming soon!

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  31. Another enjoyable AAR. Great pictures and love the effects

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    1. That's very nice of you MiniMike, thanks a lot...

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  32. Bravo vous avez perdu la redoute, mais avez tenu la colline. J'aime particulièrement la colonne des grenadiers autrichiens

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    1. Merci beaucoup...et pas question d'essayer de reprendre cette redoute, trop difficile!

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    1. Very kind of you, much appreciated...

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  34. Great Battle Raport like always Phil :)

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  35. Great Battle Raport like always Phil :)

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  36. Those haystacks look like ideal places to hide some units, though in real life it wouldn't have been practical. Good battle report with beautiful minis.

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    1. Agree with you for the stacks! Thanks...

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