Sunday, 22 February 2009

A Frivolous Action

Soubise reined in his horse and cast his penetrating gaze over the field of battle. Summoning his staff with one imperious gesture, he addressed them with the confidence and poise that only centuries of breeding can confer. "Where exactly are we?" he said (note 1).

And so we have finally arrived at our frivolous version of Action! I hope to write it up over the next few days, but for now here's the photo of the starting positions. Orders of battle for both sides were as in the original battle, save that each had only the one company of light infantry, both possessed a single cannon, and we have used the names of our favourite generals.

The Position At Dawn Viewed From Kornberg's Tent

Note 1: What Soubise said was "Là où sommes exactement nous", but Soubise's schoolboy French was always eccentric. It is a sad fact that, long ago, Kornberg and Soubise sat next to each other in the special duffer's class for linguistically challenged boys in their grammar school.


Bluebear Jeff said...

I look forward to the coming "Action!" battle accounts.

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Can't wait for the full battle report!
Good to see a re-fight from 'The War Game'rather than from 'Charge!', btw.

A J said...

Excellent! A battle in the offing.

tidders said...

Troops and scenery looking good; looking forward to the battle

-- Allan

tradgardmastare said...

Looks great I too await the battle with enthusiasm...