Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

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Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by ahuyton » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:56 pm

1600, a new century and the French peasants are burning their rosaries and demanding freedom from the Habsburgs...

(from Tercio to Salvo) - French Hugeonot 1600-1610 v Austrian 1590 - 1609
Open battle
Large armies, wide terrain
Agricultural terrain

Note that sadly Dang has retired from the competition, but happily TheGrumpyDoge replaces him. Welcome to Josh.

Match-ups (Huguenots first v Austrians)

Kiwiwarlord (Captain) v Cromlechi
AlexdeTrojan v Marl_Boroman
Gdod v Pancalvus
GentlemanRanker v Awesum4
TheGrumpyDoge v Tomoegozen
SMJohnso77 v Snugglebunnies
ahuyton v Gribol
Warrior230 v Snooky51

French Huguenots to launch the games please, but if the other side does it first don't worry just accept and play.

Good luck!

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by TomoeGozen » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:26 am

I've set up my round 3 game vs TheGrumpyDoge , PM has been sent.
cheers,
Dave.

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by GDod » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:47 pm

ahuyton wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:56 pm
1600, a new century and the French peasants are burning their rosaries and demanding freedom from the Habsburgs...

and their jaw dropping in-breeding no doubt!
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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by KiwiWarlord » Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:49 am

Cromlechi, my Round 3 game has been set up password has been PMed

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by AlexDetrojan » Sun May 02, 2021 5:05 pm

Report from the front: After a very chaotic battle against the Imperialists it is my great shame to report that the battle was a resounding loss. Huguenots 49 routed, Imperialists 10 routed. In a very unusual showing, our Swiss keils were completely ineffective. They will be disbanded and sent back to their cantons with only half pay. It is obvious that insufficient propitiations were offered to the gods of war pre battle. Well played General Marl.

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by TheGrumpyDoge » Tue May 04, 2021 6:50 am

The field was quiet on this early spring morning, mist coiling around the feet of the mighty Swiss Keels as they prepared for a march into the battlefield. The day was warming well and tactics were clear.. advance at a double march and contact the enemy beyond the woods. With the sound of horns and the beat of drums the army scattered across the battlefield.
The dragoons and shot were hiding in the woods to the north, ahh the sneaky advanced guard were placed well. The Cav all moved around the southern wood.. CATATSTROPHY those dastardly $^%^$#$ r's had beaten us to the southern woods, they must have marched all night and lay in waiting.. Disruption weaved its way through the southern flank. Only a couple of well placed shots from the line made it difficult for the enemy to come out in full force.
My dragoons claimed the first casualties as they charged the cannons in front of them, but they were soon dispersed themselves being charged off and then flanked, what a start.. Those swiss can handle a lot of shooting.
Thanks Tomo for a great reintroduction to the game, its been a few years. I did do a few sneaky git moves though :-)
Victory for the French, 30/59

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by KiwiWarlord » Wed May 05, 2021 4:43 am

AlexDetrojan wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 5:05 pm
Report from the front: After a very chaotic battle against the Imperialists it is my great shame to report that the battle was a resounding loss. Huguenots 49 routed, Imperialists 10 routed. In a very unusual showing, our Swiss keils were completely ineffective.
Obviously language problems between the French, Swiss and their knowledge of our great language Alex. You did well disbanding the Swiss.
I suggest that you return to the Academy and start drilling your army for our next encounter against the Austrian 1675-1688 army.

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by KiwiWarlord » Wed May 05, 2021 4:54 am

TheGrumpyDoge wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 6:50 am
Thanks Tomo for a great reintroduction to the game, its been a few years. I did do a few sneaky git moves though :-)
Victory for the French, 30/59
Well done The GrumpyDoge, your leadership was inspiring and your 'git' manoeuvres proved victorious !
I award you the Prussian Cross with oak Leaves
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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by gribol » Thu May 06, 2021 4:52 pm

Gribol (Austrian) win with Ahuyton (Hugenot) 59:28, after a fierce fight (especially against those damn Swiss).

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by KiwiWarlord » Sat May 08, 2021 3:41 am

gribol wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 4:52 pm
Gribol (Austrian) win with Ahuyton (Hugenot) 59:28, after a fierce fight (especially against those damn Swiss).
News has reached Prussia of your battered & beaten Huguenot friends demise.
Time for you to return home & prepare for our offensive against those nasty Austrians.

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by warrior230 » Sun May 09, 2021 8:14 am

Victory for the French!! 63-41
Following a challenging and tactical engagement against lord snookey51, we can now report that the imperialists have been defeated and sent packing!
It was a hard fought game, with many ferrocious hand to hand fights, but dispite the collapse of one of our Swiss heavy foot near the end, our superior firepower and gut determination carried the day! We rejoice in the advancement of our cause, and begin preperations for our next encounter!

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by KiwiWarlord » Sun May 09, 2021 8:25 pm

warrior230 wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 8:14 am
Victory for the French!! 63-41
Well done Warrior ! A tough battle performed by a tough Prussian !
Wear your Warrior's Cross with pride !
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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by SnuggleBunnies » Wed May 12, 2021 4:21 pm

SnuggleBunnies (Austrian) defeats smjohnson (French) 17-3

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by KiwiWarlord » Wed May 12, 2021 10:03 pm

SnuggleBunnies wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 4:21 pm
17-3
????

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by SnuggleBunnies » Wed May 12, 2021 10:43 pm

KiwiWarlord wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 10:03 pm
SnuggleBunnies wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 4:21 pm
17-3
????
I inflicted 17% and lost 3%, at which point the French surrendered.
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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by ahuyton » Fri May 14, 2021 8:58 pm

So, here is the latest set of scores.

3 Huguenot wins - Kiwiwarlord, TheGrumpyDoge, Warrior230


3 Habsburg wins - Gribol, Marl_Boroman, Snugglebunnies


To be decided

Gdod v Pancalvus
GentlemanRanker v Awesum4

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by awesum4 » Sun May 16, 2021 11:36 pm

I feel obliged to point out that despite the similarities in their names Gdod is not God.....he's just a very naughty boy

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by ahuyton » Mon May 24, 2021 6:45 pm

How are the last two games going? Will we be able to start the last Round by 1 June?

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by awesum4 » Tue May 25, 2021 1:54 am

Awesum4 narrowly beats Gentleman ranker 60% to 56%.

He had a great defensive position between a small forest on his left edge of the battlefield and a large forest in the centre. I bought all the huge blocks of foot I could with only a few skirmishers with the cunning plan being to push our way through the gap, survive the shooting and engage in hand to hand with our units mostly being twice the size of his.
It mostly worked, he had bought lots of light foot who swarmed out of the centre forest, followed by some later tercios, these blew away an early tercio and several of my light foot. My big blocks hit and we slogged away for quite a while until eventually his units broke due to accumulated. His single Swiss pike block did great slaughter and broke a couple of my foot and then a couple of cavalry units.
I eventually managed to clear the small forest using cavalry against his light foot and then move into the rear of his foot to get rear charges.
He was very unlucky with his defense of the small forest otherwise he would have won the game.

It was good tough battle, and most enjoyable

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Re: Landsknechts and Prussians - Round Three

Post by PanCalvus » Tue May 25, 2021 7:24 am

ahuyton wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 6:45 pm
How are the last two games going? Will we be able to start the last Round by 1 June?
For the purpose of starting the next round assume ours is a draw. We have ten rounds or so left (I am behind), I am not sure if Gdod intents on finishing them, I'm fine with it either way.

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