Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Another campaign battle

Here are some photos from another battle generated by my PBeM campaign set in a fictional 1809. This battle saw a rearguard action by 2 divisions of Austrian infantry, hoping for cavalry reinforcements, being attacked by 3 divisions of french infantry, a division of Bavarians and a dragoon division.

The French were attacking from the West, which is the bottom on the picture below. They initially had to cross the river, which the Austrians elected to leave undefended fir the sake of making a quicker getaway. The first picture shows the action a few hours into the battle. The French have managed to finally get all their forces over the river and deploy them, but in the meantime the Austrians have managed to pull back a long way and are heading for the high ground to the East.

Picture 2 is a close-up of the front lines
and the final shot is taken towards the end of the battle. After about 12 hours hard fighting the Austrians had fallen back some 4 to 5 miles and managed to establish a position on the hill. The heavy cavalry had arrived and threatened the French right, destroying one infantry regiment before pulling back to assist the withdrawal.

All-in-all a successful rearguard action by the Austrians, albeit hard pressed by the French. This one showed that the chaps in white are no pushovers.
cheers





8 comments:

yorkie said...

Your table looks great. How do you edit and resize your pictures? it looks very professional.

Steve said...

Thanks! I'm no photographer though!

I just use photoshop and a lot of practice. I know what at least 10% of the buttons do now :-)

Most photos need a lot or rebalancing of colour, contrast etc and I generally increase the saturation. Like painting figures, you slowly develop an eye for what looks best.

Fancy borders are courtesy of the picture frame tool on photoshop
Steve

David said...

I can't get your photos to open up to full size. Am i missing something?

Steve said...

No David, you aren't missing anything. It seems to be the vagaries of how blogger works. Some pictures seem to generate a "large" view others don't.

JWH said...

Hi Steve,

Any further campain activity?

Regards

John

Steve said...

Campaign is just waiting for the players to make some decisions...

JWH said...

Are you planning to put any of your pictures up on the new Baccus gallery? I bet there are a lot of people who'd be interested in seeing some of your models there.

Regards

John

Steve said...

Hi John

I might get round to putting photos on the Baccus site, but I don't have a lot of spare time at the moment as I have a lot of painting to get done! :-)

I'll keep the blog updates as a priority. I'm currently getting on with Kollowrat's III Korps for Wagram

cheers
Steve