I intended a slowly starting game along the short edges of a 8x6 like two approaching armies, but forgot that anything more complicated than a linear stand up seems to be too complicated for my renaissance bitches. Including extra printed battle orders that leave no doubt about the minis coming in. The French had more arquebusiers than the rest of the 3 armies. Well it turned into something like, to quote Boris Vian, an orgy like tohuwabohu of dim witted throw-up, but it was fun in the end.
The good thing was the sheer amount of troops available, masses of pike blocks and lines of ordonnances after the other. As for the spectacle one of the best lately, truly renaissance-style.
The next game of the league of whisky, I‘ll sent out the order of battle strict in one line on two 6x4s in a long panorama-like table, each of the slugs just 24" apart, each player opposing another player.
Other views on this:
|The vanguard on the table, the rear up to the 1st pike block of table, the rest was main...|
|The race to the bridge|
|The Florentines are coming|
|lots of re-grouping ...|
|A spanish amount of arquebusiers in the French army ...|
|The French centre attacks ... or comes nearer ...|
|rows of Landsknecht pike blocks|
|the Maximillian ordonnance deployed|
|the cowardly Venetians hiding behind trees|
|the valiant Florentines fighting for the kaiser! (the other kaiser)|
|Wll the gendarmes clash?|
|the two armies converge on a bridge|
|the German gendarmes try to do a last attack ...|
|... at the end too much troops alive!!!|