|A map of the Fundedburg campaign.|
Backstory: Eve of BattleThe Duchies of Gryhonsburg and Forthwegg united in a pact to capture key cities, baronies and dutchies of Fundedburg, sharing the spoils and enbiggening their lands. Their first foray into the lands of Empress Persephone, ruler of Fundedburg was to be an attack upon the city of Woodenstadt, where they hoped, once captured to make it their base of operations for the campaign. Woodenstadt, a small but well walled city on the edge of the great Klemp forest, is known for it's manufacturing expertise of musket stocks, and prize winning sheep.
Luckily for the Empress Envoys from Picklemarr had warned her of the armies on the march. She quickly took action, sending pigeons and riders to summon her generals, who were in fact busily gathering forces to march on the Duchy of Forthwegg. The brave and ever so splendidly dressed and be-wigged Baron Fossmeisterhaus was given command of the defending army, which consisted troops from the Baronies of Hypzig and Fosswald.
|The battle lines: Hyzig on the left and Gryphonsburg stage right.|
|Gryphonsburg cannon fire but fall short.. way short|
|Hypzig guns fire with good effect, while the infantry look on.|
The Advance: Wherein cavalry clash and grenadiers twirl their mustachesEven though having the advantage of rested troops the Gryphonsburg army chose not to advance (read as: blew most of their command rolls). Seeing that the enemy was so soon to appear timid, Fossmeisterhaus gave orders for the right flank to advance.
|The Guildhardt trotters advance|
|Cuirassiers are flanked as sheep look on.|
|A soldiers eye view of the FossWald forces flying the flaming crowned golden boar banners.|
|Fosswald brigades advance|
|A view of the advance from the Gryphonsburg Center.|
|A general advance with the "Spiffington Whites" already engaged!|
|Terrified sheep look on at the battle.|
End, Part 1. Editor's notes
The Battle of Woodenstadt was one of two large games I ran at Kublacon this year. This was kind of my "on Broadway" premier of the full current range of my 54mm wooden soldier ImagiNations models, which will soon be up for sale on my store. for rules, I used warmaster, with my own tweaks and changes to simplify the system to work better both with the scale of my minis, but also as a convention game. More on the rules, and the conclusion of the Battle of Woodenstadt next time!