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History and figures.......История и статуэтки......Geschichte und Figuren....Storia e figurine.....Historia i figurki......Historia y figuras....历史和雕像....Geschiedenis en cijfers....التاريخ والتماثيل الصغيرة....Sejarah dan tokoh

dimanche 2 avril 2017

1866, Bismark's train...1866, le train de Bismark

Les Jägers prussiens, au sommet d'une colline baignée par le soleil, scrutent l'horizon.
 Prussian Jägers, on the top of a hill bathed by the sun, scrutinize the horizon.


En éclaireurs, la cavalerie légère aperçoit au loin des drapeaux autrichiens flottant au vent.
The light cavalry saw Austrian flags waving in the wind.



Alors les généraux demandent confirmation...et posent pour la photo!
Then the generals asked for confirmation...and pose for the photo!


Et c'est plus qu'une confirmation, les Saxons se sont joints aux Autrichiens, il faut réagir!
And this is more than a confirmation, the Saxons joined the Austrians, we must react!

Bonjour à tous,
Les communications sont au cœur de la bataille d' aujourd'hui,
Bismark ne peut pas se passer de cette voie ferroviaire, et les Autrichiens le savent.
Nous sommes en 1866, et les Prussiens commencent la partie avec une longueur de retard...

Hello everyone,
Communications are at the heart of today 's battle,
Bismark can not do without this railway, and the Austrians know this.
We are in 1866, and the Prussians begin the game with a length of delay ...


La cavalerie prussienne devra colmater les bèches dans un premier temps.
The Prussian cavalry will have to clog the logs at first.

Le réservoir d'eau et la gare seront quant à eux défendus par une poignée de tirailleurs.
The water tank and the station will be defended by a handful of skirmishers.




Et enfin les renforts plus lents à se mettre en place..."Schnell, schnell!"
And finally the slower reinforcements..."Schnell, schnell!"


Une ou deux batteries auront le temps de se positionner avant...
One or two batteries will have time to position before ...


 
...l'arrivée des premières lignes ennemies sur la gare.
... the arrival of the first enemy lines on the railway station.



Et bientôt les vagues Saxonnes et Autrichiennes progressent. Photogénique mais inquiétant!
And soon the Saxon and Austrian waves are progressing. Photogenic but worrying!


Il faudra tenir, nos renforts sont encore loin et les ennemis n'ont pas l'intention de temporiser...Un atout, le fusil Dreyse, supérieur à l'armement autrichien...alors en place!
We must resist, our reinforcements are still far and the enemies do not intend to temporize ... An asset, the Dreyse rifle, superior to the Austrian armament ... then in place!


Sur notre droite Dimitri a trouvé un bois protecteur, les lignes de casque à pointe sont prêtes.
On our right Dimitri found a protective wood, the spiked helmets lines are ready.



Mais déjà au centre la cavalerie autrichienne charge avec bravoure et nous déstabilise.
But already in the center the Austrian cavalry is charging with bravery and destabilizes us.


Autre problème...Les canons autrichiens, bronze ou acier, sont maintenant positionnés et leur musique est assourdissante...
Another problem ... The Austrian guns, bronze or steel, are now positioned and their music is deafening ...



Après les boulets, la Stosstaktik : les Autrichiens se ruent sur nos lignes!
After the bullets, the Stosstaktik: the Austrians rush on our lines!


Enfumé le champ de bataille, endiablés les corps à corps, sanglants les faces à faces...
Smoky the battlefield, endiables melees, bloody face to face ...


Les renforts prussiens sont arrivés, la  réaction est violente et le dénouement semble proche.
Prussian reinforcements have arrived, the reaction is violent and the outcome seems close. 

Les Autrichiens, au second plan, doutent de leur victoire...enfin!
The Austrians, in the background, seem to doubt  about their victory... at last!

La fin de la bataille fut tellement intense que les deux armées se quittent sur une partie nulle, sanglante, dont il ne restera qu'un monceau de cadavres...
The end of the battle was so intense that both armies left each other on a draw,
 bloody game of which only a heap of corpses remained.


Et quelques photos d'époque retrouvées bien plus tard dans une vieille malle...
And some pictures of time found much later in an old trunk ...


Le témoignage photographique en est à ses débuts, il changera bientôt notre vision des événements...mais c'est une autre histoire...
The photographic testimony is in its beginnings ... but it is another story ...


Merci,

Phil.

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105 commentaires:

  1. Great report Phil !
    Looking forward to your next one !
    Greetings

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  2. Closely fought to a draw. Looks fab as always!

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    1. Thank you Simon, glad you enjoyed...

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  3. Once again You do it master!
    Awesome looking report like always :)

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  4. Fantastic painting, figures, scenery, battle report and photos.

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  5. Great report Phil! Looks terrific too.

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  6. Ooh, what beauty!!! Phil, artillery front who producer?

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    1. Thanks a lot, I'll answer here soon, not my figures...unfortunatly!

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    2. Old Glory, artillery is Old Glory...

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  7. A draw; satisfying outcome for both? Excellent BatRep, Phil.

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  8. Wonderful miniatures and a beautiful battle!

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    1. Cheers Sergiuss, much appreciated...

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  9. Great report Phil. What rules did you use for this one?

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    1. Many thanks Lawrence, our own rules, link on the blog...

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  10. You boys had such fun, such an exciting battle! Not that I would ever ride straight into cannons :)

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  11. Such an excellent looking game, and a very rare and enjoyable thing to read a report on an 1866 game. Like the American Civil War, the mix of modern technology and Napoleonic tactics made for bloody results, as the end of your battle shows. Thank you for this great post.

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    1. Thank you so much Michael, much appreciated...Agree with you for the period, bloody but interesting!

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  12. Great report! Beutiful minis and terrain, just epic looking game!

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  13. What a magnificent game Phil, splendid report Sir.

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  14. Dear Phil,
    great post!
    Beautiful wargame with your outstanding figurines.
    Greetings, see you soon
    Simone

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  15. A hard-fought draw! Great stuff! Lovely set-up and beautiful figs...a pleasure to see as always!

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    1. A pleasure to read your comment as always Gordon!

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  16. Great post. Very nice the idea of the latest two photos

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    1. Thank you kindly Mark, I really enjoyed making them!

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  17. As ever, lots of eye candy for the readers - thanks again for another entertaining battle report, Phil!

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  18. Though I'm not a gamer I really enjoy this post!
    Beautifull figures and terrain!

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    1. Glad you liked them sir, thanks for visiting...

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  19. bravo encore une belle bataille et un bon scénario

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    1. Merci beaucoup, sanglant amis intéressant le scénar....

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  20. Another great report. I like trees from first picture and the train with such fine details like water tank :)

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    1. Love the water tank too, nice addition...

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  21. Beautiful figures and great photos of them Phil - an awesome looking game all over

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    1. Thank you so much rross, much appreciated...

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  22. Bravo, superbe compte-rendu de partie et le train apporte un élément d'originalité supplémentaire dans cette bataille.

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    1. Merci beaucoup...il est vieux ce train, mais toujours aussi beau...

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  23. As usual, looking through your battle report was a pleasure. Great job!

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  24. Picture #14: Austrians and the "heavy smoke" from their cannons! Great bloggarama battle field photos and eyewitness commentary, Capt. 'Scargo.

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    1. Thanks Capt, glad you enjoyed terrestrial smoke...

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  25. Superb layout, love the photograph style pictures.

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    1. Happy to know that Meic, no so easy to create...

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  26. Every new post I see of yours makes me wish (a) I still had my 15mmm collection... which was once vast, but sadly, long ago all given away.

    And (b) makes me wish I had your incredible painting skills.

    Your AARs are always so vivid and exciting too.

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    1. Your kind words are much appreciated Steve, for the painting Christopher and Dimitri have to be congratulated this time...

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    2. Christopher and Dimitri are obviously very highly skilled.... as are you too Phil.

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  27. Great looking report once again Phil! Looks like you had a very fun game!

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  28. Wonderfully taken photographs Phil. It really makes the battle come alive.

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  29. J'ai beaucoup apprécié ce cr. Les figurines sont vraiment belles, les photos aussi et les idées foisonnent pour rendre le récit de la partie très intéressant, de demander de plus?
    Merci
    Ludiquement

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    1. Un grand merci à toi, c'est très sympa...

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, thanks for visiting...

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  31. Every time I read one of your reports I find myself in wonder at your creativity. Your photographs have a lovely depth and style to them that speaks of the history that you clearly love. And . . . you manage to get games in the middle of all this! With people! That enjoy tossing dice and pushing lead. I am impressed. Love the use of the railroad, too. The tender sitting alone is a story all by itself. Looks like the chaos of war already.

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    1. A big thank you to you for this glowing comment, very touched!

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  32. Great battle raport and nice painted miniatures. Like always brilliant job Phil :)

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    1. So kind of you my friend, many thanks!

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  33. I'm always amazed by your terrain - the sheer range of it is astounding. How do you store it all?

    FMb

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    1. Cupboards, a lot of cupboards...Thanks!

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  34. Great report , beautifull figures!!
    I love the Artistic vintage pictures....

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    1. Thank you so much, they took me a rather long time...

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  35. Lovely report and as ever fantastically painted figures! Very addictive!

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    1. Addictive, you've said it...Thanks Michael!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed, thanks a lot for visiting...

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  37. Oh me God! This is splendid scene with the train and all details. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you kindly Kike, much appreciated...

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  38. Great looking game Phil! I love your gaming room, spacious table and so many players! That's the core of all wargames!

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  39. Lovely looking game, super report and nice story.
    Best Iain

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    1. Much appreciated, thanks for visiting...

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  40. You are the master of games presentation Phil, superb.
    Pat.

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    1. Most kind of you Pat, many thanks for visiting!

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  41. Beautiful presentation.Super painting;-)

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  42. A very good post indeed. Super Presentation, love the olden day photographs! BB

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  43. Szczęka opada na widok raportów z takimi ilościami figurek.

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    1. Nice of you sir, much appreciated...

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