It feels like it has been a while since I last played a game. So I had to dig around in past posts and campaign notes (scribbles) to find out where I had left off the campaign. The featured post on the right has details the campaign which is won by the side with the best public opinion after 6 games.
Public opinion going into this game stands at:
- Ustoria 30%
- Greater Novia 40%
The last major engagement was won by the Ustorians, and after each major engagement there has to be a rear guard action. For the games themselves I use the setup rules from Wargaming 19th Century by Neil Thomas.
Having rolled for the number of terrain pieces and randomly laid them out based upon dice throws. Having a gridded table helps with this process. The forces were selected from tables in Neil Thomas' book and delivered the following:
Ustorian Advance Units
- 6 x infantry
- 1 x skirmishers
- 1 x cavalry
- 2 x artillery
Greater Novian Rear Guard
- 1 x artillery
- 2 x infantry
- 1 x dragoons*
- 1 x cavalry
* Whenever 2 cavalry are selects the side has the option of changing one of the units fro dragoons.
All is set for the game...
|The Greater Novian rear guard prepare to delay the attacking Ustorian forces|
|As a delaying tactic Novian dragoons and cavalry treated the first few advancing units|
|The delaying tactics are over and the dragoons and cavalry start to retire to the next line of defence|
|More of the Ustorian advance guard move down the road towards the waiting defence line|
|Initial attacks begin on the flanks|
|The Ustorian attack starts to build with artillery in place to support the attacks|
|The Novian right flank is exposed and their defence line is at risk|
|On the same turn a cavalry charge takes out the supporting artillery. The Greater Novian defence line is in trouble|
|The Novian forces rally to their next line of defence between the woods, building, and hill|
|Ustorian forces regroup for the final assault|
|Ustorian forces are grinding down the Novian defenders, but are taking heavy casualties|
|Breaking the final line was very costly in Ustorian units|
|The last Novian unit retires. An Ustorian victory, but only just, another lost unit would have handed the victory to the Greater Novian rear guard.|
- 5 units lost = minus 25%
- Past Glories with the successful cavalry charge = plus 5%
- Glorious action with the taking of the final defence = plus 5%
- All up they lost 15% public option and now sit at 15%. Even with the recent victories the public at home get war weary.
- 4 units lost = minus 20%
- Defeat with the lost more than 50% of their units and allowed 5 enemy unit to leave the field = minus 5%
- A total loss of 25% moved their public opinion to 15%. The earlier victories have been quickly forgotten by the press and their readers.
Down to the wire with one game to go in the campaign.