Sunday, April 10, 2011

1866 Game Wrap Up

Finishing up with the photos from last week's 1866 game:  The Austrians massed a line of artillery in the center of the battlefield at effective range and (gasp) took time to soften up the Prussian infantry and artillery.  This allowed the Austrian infantry, spearheaded by Jaeger and Grenze units, to close and crush the Prussian line.  Well played by the Austrians!  (John, Ed, Greg R., Brad)   Maybe next time, Prussians!  (Chris, Greg C., Terry).

Austrian cavalry swing toward the flank

Austrian gun line appears depleted...Prussian guns have done some damage!

Jaegers close on a Prussian battery

Austrian infantry flow through their gun line

Austrian Jaegers protect a flank near a Class II river

Defiant last stand of the Prussian center...holding on to the end...standard waving in the breeze


  1. Great photo's!!! I like the cavalry unit in the first picture, it got a great uniform colour scheme, what is it an Uhlan??

  2. There's a unit of Uhlans, a Cuirassier unit, and a Hussar unit. The figures are Battle Honors...I like the Uhlans and Hussars, but the Cuirassier troopers are horrible - very thin and odd looking. I've contemplated modifying Napoleonic figures to make a replacement unit, but I've never made it far enough to see how much modification it would take.

  3. Hi Brent

    Great stuff as ever.

    What make/s are the figures ?


  4. Hi again

    From your previous 1866 game
    "The scenario generated by the player's decisions resulted in................"

    Are you working on a scn generator system !?


  5. Two answers:

    1) The Austrians are Battle Honors; the Prussians are Foundry.

    2) Yes - not working on it; its done! I think it works pretty well, it creates the game environment and engages players in the game generation.

  6. Hi Brent

    Are you for publishing this as a standalone or as a PDF type freebie or ??

    Sounds VERY interesting indeed.


  7. Published. I'll make an announcement on the project very soon.

  8. Great photos Brent. Very impressive.
    Cheers Rodger