Friday, 23 September 2011

Zorndorf 1758. Seven Years War 15mm.






Last week myself and Simon ran a SYW (Battle of Zorndorf) Sunday game for the Quorn Wargames Club. It was the culmination of several weeks of fevered painting and planning. The Russian troops were lacking in regiments which meant ordering quite a few more to make up the numbers. The majority of the Russian figures in the photos are Old Glory and Lancashire Games. The Cossacks (as mentioned previously) are from the Polish company 'Fire and Sword' (http://www.fireandsword.wargamer.pl). The game itself stayed pretty much true to historical fact by turning out to be an absolute slugging match. The Prussians starting with a cannonade and then marching forwards to a bloody grind against the Russian defensive positions along the hills. The Battle was decided eventually by a breakthrough of Prussian cavalry, that had earlier reorganised itself after getting a bashing from the Russian infantry reserves.




2 comments:

  1. First read about this battle 30 years ago and thinking of doing it with 10mm Pendraken figures, most of the russians are done. Any tips on the scenario?

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  2. First read about this battle 30 years ago and thinking of doing it with 10mm Pendraken figures, most of the russians are done. Any tips on the scenario?

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