Sunday, August 30, 2015

TYW Battle of Brettenfield

We had a wonderful days' gaming yesterday at Ralph's house.  He had put on a refight of the Battle of Brettenfield in the Thirty Years War.

We were using his wonderful 15mm collection of miniatures on purpose built terrain for the battle. Special mention must also go to Rosie for keeping us well provisioned during the long struggle all day.

On one side we had me with Gustavus and his Swedes with Ralph taking the Saxons.  Facing us was Richard and Alan with Tilly's Catholic - Imperial army.

Pappeneheim's cavalry that I was facing

Tilly's tercios arranged for battle

My victorious cavalry - see last photo below :)

More glory for Gustavus' cavalry

On come Tilly's mighty tercios - some a bit softened up from fire on the way in

Hard fighting in the centre with the Tercios up against Swedish foot

The Swedes have broken through Tilly's powerful tercios

I know I should not gloat - but here are Pappenheim's casualties


  1. Impressive and beautiful armies!

    1. Phil it was a great pleasure to play with Ralph's wonderful collection.

      He has taken a lot of care in representing the different troop types on the bases - you can see the tercios look like a tercio. There are also battalion guns on those bases where the unit had them and the Swedes have some of their mixed horse and musket units.

  2. Great looking game, thanks for sharing all the pics!