|French Marshal Maurice de Saxe riding in his wicker chariot, due to a bad case of the gout.|
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This is the final installment of pictures that I took at the recent SYWA Convention. All of the pictures are of the Fontenoy game hosted by Dannie Fogelman and Richard Goetel. The figures are largely Crann Tara War of Austrian Succession figures, with a few Minden Miniatures as well. This is the nice thing about Crann Tara, Minden and Fife & Drum figures - they are all compatible with one another since they were all sculpted by Richard Ansell.
This was a superb game as the pictures below will attest:
|The Irish "Wild Geese" Brigade in French service.|
Here is a series of pictures that I took of the French fortifications near and around the town of Fontenoy. Regardless of the rules used, Fontenoy is a tough nut to crack and I wonder if anyone has ever actually capture the town?
|French defences surrounding the town of Fontenoy.|
|French redoubt facing the Dutch attack.|
|Same redoubt as above.|
|The famous Redoubt d'Eu which covered the French center on the rise between the |
town of Fontenoy and the Bois du Berry wooded area.
|One of the British brigades which were part of that "infernal column". Historically, they marched into t|
he teeth of the French center and nearly pulled off the victory. I wonder how they did in this game?
These pictures depict but a few of the games that were staged at the convention, all of which were well presented and good looking games. If you have any interest in military history of the 18th Century, then you owe it to yourself to visit our convention.
Next year, my convention game is likely to be the Battle of Kunersdorf to mark that battle's 260th anniversary. The Minden Russian Observation Corps figures will be in production well before the convention so I will be busy with my pot of Reaper Blood Red paint.
Or, I could stage an AWI game.....