A real live battle, half term and I've had a week between jobs, my daughter and I decided we should have a battle, so we dug out the Venetian and Papal armies and went to it once more with To the strongest! I had the Papal force as my daughter prefers the Foundry gendarmes of the Venetian army. The newly painted gendarmes will go towards French and Imperial armies that I want to try To the strongest with the renaissance notes,maybe after I stumble through it I'll persuade my daughter to have a go?
When I say a battle we had to give up half way through due to the need to have the table for dinner (I'd moved it inside as it was cold in the shed and I'm a considerate parent,who knew?! You can see the shed we normally play in at the bottom of the garden, beyond the Papal force) we had reached a point where I had destroyed two skirmisher units but due to the Venetians more aggressive actions I had managed to leave my gendarmes on my left wing split and due to the fall of cards sitting in charge range, battering and disorder ensued, so we know how this game was going!
Still it was nice to push toy soldiers around against a live opponent, even if we didn't get to a result( probably best for me!)
Toby is,alas, not such a great live opponent as he is even more aggressive than my daughter but more interested in what he can eat than anything else. Coming up, well there's lots of half painted Napoleonic cavalry, which seems to be taking quite a long time but I'm strangely enjoying!
All the best Iain