Monday, May 28, 2012

Civil War and Reorganization in Rosmark

The truce which was agreed upon after the Siege of St. Lambert lasted for two years but the underlying issues were not resolved and so it could not last forever. (The main issue of course being that until I invent a new country all my NQSYW battles at home have to be civil wars.)

This time the war looks to be more serious. The old forces are converging on Blaskype Bridge but recruiting parties are scouring the metal dealers and both the Queen-Regent and her stepson King Michael are reorganizing their armies. Due to the ever changing political situation, the allegiance of some regiments has changed since the last war.

Originally, the Rosmark army was raised as Brigades each of 3 single company battalions/squadrons with MacDuff's Fusiliers forming a brigade on its own.. That is now being changed and the armies are both being organized  as 2 company/squadron regiments. At this time the following regiments are planned to be brought up to strength by year's end. Regiments in Italics need 1 company added:


The Queen Regent's Army


  • Carabiniers (White faced Red)
  • Orleans Cavalry (White faced Red)
  • Voluntaires de St Lambert (Green faced Red, 1 sq Lancers, 1 sq Hussars)


  • Queen's Regiment (White coats faced red, blue waistcoats)
  • Royal Regiment (White coats, blue facings)
  • Picardy Regiment (White Coats, white facings)

Light Infantry

  • Voluntaires de St. Lambert (Green coats faced red, 1 co Lt Inf, 1 co fusiliers)


  • Starrborde Battery  (Dark Green coats faced red)


The National or King's Army


  • Gensdarmes (Red faced Black)
  • Fitzjames Horse (Red faced Blue)
  • Yellow Hussars (Yellow) 


  • Grenadiers ( 1 co Blue coats faced Red, 1 co Red faced Blue)
  • MacDuff's Fusiliers (Blue coats faced Red)
  • Marine Regiment (Red faced Blue)

Light Infantry & Militia

  • Prince Michael Pandours (Black)
  • St. Stephen Militia (Brown)


  • Royal Battery (Dark Blue coats faced red)
  • Port Battery (Red faced black)
  • Engineers (Red faced Black)

Monday, May 14, 2012

It belatedly occurred to me that this would be a good place for a link to the last 2 NQSYW convention reports on my main blog. In each case the link will give a selection of posts on that event. Final entry first, first entry last in blogger's inimitable style.

Cold Wars 2010 The Raid on St. Michel  A play through of C.S. Grant's  mini-campaign.

A beehive of activity erupts as the Rosish garrison of the border town of St. Stephen spots the advance of the Pragmatic Alliance.

Historicon 2011: The Siege of Adelheim  A series of siege games using the rules from Duffy's Fire & Stone for the siege bits with Charge! for the sorties and assaults.

 The view from inside looking out and.....
and outside looking in.
Hats off to Duncan, Norman and Rob for actually building the fort. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Remote Game

Rob, Norman, William & I managed a remote NQSYW game using Skype. A battle report has been posted on my main blog. Rather than repeat it, here is a link to that report.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Not Quite Lobositz.

At Cold Wars 2009, the HAWKS staged a refight of C.S. Grant's version of Lobositz. Here are some pictures and comments on that event. This and a few more upcoming posts have been rescued from my defunct webpage. Perhaps they were always that bad but the pictures seem to have lost something in the process. New material will eventually follow.

The scenario was an adaptation for Charge! and our armies of C.S. Grant's Lobositz game from his excellent book the Wargame Companion. A total of 10 "countries" contributed forces: North Polenburg, Rosmark and their allies provided the bulk of the Austrian forces while Shoeffen-Busch-Hagen and their allies and mercenaries took the role of Prussia. Astute observers will note that while the old Rosmark brigades, The Queen Regent's, the Foreign Regiment, the Gensdarmes and the Voluntaires de St. Lambert fought as allies of North Polenburg,  MacDuff's Fusiliers, The Crown Prince Carabiniers and the Ostmark Hussars fought on the other side. Could it be that a War of Succession is looming now that the Crown Prince is of age?

 An overview of the "Austrian" positions at the start of the game. Rosish infantry and cavalry in front, Stanz Back Anwatch behind them, North Polenburg infantry to the right of them. The "Prussians" can be seen massing off table in the far distance. 

Rosmark's Les Voluntaires de St. Lambert defend the Lobosch 

The game begins. The "Prussians" advance their cavalry while the "Austrian" left splits, some crossing ahead and wheeling, others moving to the center, rushing to cross the bridge before the "Prussians" can interfere.

The Rosish Yellow Hussars have joined the International Hussar Brigade along with Wachovian Brown and Schoeffen Buschhagen Blue comrades. 

MacDuff's storms the Lobosch.

The Wachovians deploy on the "Prussian" right to stem the tide of attacking "Austrian"
 cavalry and infantry. They will hold the flank but will be destroyed in the process

The climax approaches. During a lull in the indecisive series of cavalry charges, the "Austrian" reserve squadrons charge into the "Prussian" foot. These hold them off but are then hit by the "Austrian" infantry while rallying and are broken. 

The "Prussians" have finally cleared the Lobosch only to find their worn units facing 
fresh "Austrian" reserves. After 3 hours of fighting the attacking "Prussians" have 
lost heavily and made almost no inroads into the Austrian position and are being 
pressed on the right by an Austrian counter attack. It is time to fall back.