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Ponder Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 10:39 a.m. PST


Ran my Volley & Bayonet scenario for Hohenfriedburg over Memorial Day weekend. Some photos of the game set-up are shown below. Enjoy!

Hohenfriedburg, 1745 --- Frederick vs. Charles of Lorraine in the Second Silesian War. The game uses ~6mm (1/300 scale) figures with 2-inch wide regimental bases. Baccus figures, IIRC, It has been 15 years since these were done.

Photo 1 Overall view of the set-up, Austrian in foreground --- Prussians away

Photo 2 Austrian Left Wing, the Saxons

Photo 3 Charles and the Austrian Advance Guard, at their entry location

Photo 4 Austrian Main Body, at their entry location

Photo 5 Austrian Right Wing, cavalry, at their entry location

Photo 6 Prussian Advance Guard deployed, Saxons away

Photo 7 Prussian Right Center enters in road column, behind the Advance Guard

Photo 8 Prussian Left Center, at their entry location

Photo 9 Prussian Left Wing, cavalry, at their entry location

Photo 10 Hussars! Thick bases, so people don't pickup by the figures

Photo 11 Dragoons

Photo 12 Frederick's stand; photo illustrates the three levels of command stands: Column Commander (fore), Army, Frederick, then Wing Commander (away)

Photo 13 Prussian heavy artillery atop Spitzeberg

I'll try and add some photos from game play later. It was a fun game, a brief synopsis:

Exhaustion was tracked by wing; both sides had four wings:

Austrian left wing (Saxons), Advance Guard, Main Body, and Right Wing.
Prussian Advance Guard (right wing), Right Center, Left Center, and Left Wing.

The game would end when one side had three wings exhausted, or when a side had an advantage of 2 wings exhausted.

We played seven turns. There were several dramatic moments in the game. Notably, when the Saxon's last gasp, threatened the Prussian advance guard, and the back and forth fighting for the town of Thomaswaldau, as well as the Austrian charge in the center, that threatened a rupture of the Prussian line.

The Saxons, as the Austrian left wing, suffered morale collapse on Turn 4. The Prussian left wing and left center and the Austrian right wing were exhausted on Turn 6. Then on Turn 7, while their flank had been protected by terrain, the "gule" --- a wooded ravine, the Austrian advance guard became exhausted under assault by infantry of the Prussian right center. Overall a tough day to be a cavalryman.

So, I'd say a pyrrhic Prussian victory. 3-2 in wings exhausted or collapsed.

A look at hits inflicted, and casualties:

Prussian Right/Advance Guard: 10
Austrian Left/Saxons: 19 – Morale Collapse

Prussian Right Center: 5
Austrian Advance Guard: 18 Exhausted

Prussian Left Center: 18 – Exhausted
Austrian Main Body: 3

Prussian Left Wing: 13 – Exhausted
Austrian Right Wing: 11 Exhausted

Total Prussian Hits: 46
Total Austrian Hits: 51

Casualties (assessed as half of hits taken)

Game Prussian: 11,500
Historical Prussian: 4,800
2.4x historical

Game Austrian: 12,750
Historical Austrian: 13,650
93% of historical

Ponder on,


advocate03 Jun 2021 11:22 a.m. PST

Nice looking game, it seemed to have the feeling of a large battle.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 11:35 a.m. PST

Nice. 6mm figures and full-size stands?

Ponder Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 11:49 a.m. PST


Two-thirds scale V&B, 2-inch wide bases. RAW, full size is 3-inches wide.

Saved money on figures required. IMO, the stands look good (but then here, I am biased).


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2021 12:18 p.m. PST

Nice looking game – I am a huge fan of 6mm for the big battles – thanks for sharing

Ponder Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 7:34 a.m. PST


Photos below from Hohenfriedburg game play on Monday, May 31st.

Photo 1 First blood, Prussian cuirassiers drive off Saxon dragoons

Photo 2 Prussian left advances on the Austrians

Photo 3 Prussian advance guard infantry faces off with Saxons

Photo 4 Tough going for the Saxon left, those darned Prussian cuirassiers

Photo 5 Saxon dragoons rout through smoke only to find the fire of cannister, OUCH! --- initial Prussian infantry attack on Saxon right

Photo 6 Saxon last gasp, Prussian cuirassiers discomforted.

Photo 7 Austrian right advances

Photo 8 Saxon morale collapse … woe, woe, woe

Photo 9 Ditto … woe

Photo 10 Initial clash for the Austrian advance guard

Photo 11 Initial clash of cavalry on the Austrian right

Photo 12 Prussian assault on Thomaswaldau

Photo 13 Prussians take half the town …

Photo 14 Austrian assault threatens the Prussian center, oh my!

Photo 15 Death of a Prussian cuirassier regiment, oh dear!

Photo 16 Prussian cuirassiers died here

Photo 17 Austrian counterattack retakes Thomaswaldau

A pyrrhic Prussian victory … It was a fun game. I hope you enjoy the photos from play.

Ponder on,


Ponder Supporting Member of TMP04 Jun 2021 10:09 a.m. PST


Almost forget, sketch map showing initial deployments & terrain.

Ponder on,


Valmy9206 Jun 2021 6:24 a.m. PST

I always enjoy reports like this. Please keep it up.
Thanks for posting.

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