zaterdag 17 januari 2015

DBA-HX 3.0 - SYW tests

With twelve elements a side including commander, the Austrians took the uncharacteristic step to advance on the Prussian foe. 

On turn one, both sides closed the distance between lines and at the start of turn two the Austrians settled down to serious target practice. (2-0 for Austria). Prussia returned the favour with less zeal bringing the score to 2-1 (the side support by the Prussian grenadiers helped).

Elsewhere, Prussian cavalry on the left flank was frustrated by a unit of Grenzer Hussars. The delay only increased the risk that the Prussian Dragoons and Hussars would be either flanked by Grenzers operating about the woods or the Austrian reserve cavalry would be sent against them.

Turns three and four were typical fire fights with the Prussians recoiling from well-aimed volley fire. Turn five presented the Austrians a moment to end the conflict. This they did by charging some scattered units to end the game. The Prussians for their turn pummeled the Grenzer Hussar bringing the score 4-2 for Austria.

Using the same elements and same terrain rotating a quarter turn gave the Prussians both hills. Austria as winners were now declared aggressor.

Prussia deployed the majority of foot on the left side leaving two elements of fusiliers supported by Dragoons to hold the right flank. The remaining cavalry formed up on the left side hill as a reserve.
Austria moves forward in a massive infantry block flanked by artillery and supported by heavy cavalry. Grenzer skirmishers in the woods and light horse positioned on the road secure the Austrian left.

Both sides wheeling toward one another create sufficient room for their supporting cavalry to deploy. Score remains even, 1-1.

The Austrian line has been fully extended bringing more fire power on the Prussian line. This brings the score to 2-1.

The Prussians, attempting to restore order launch heavy cavalry supports against the Austrian right. Melee continues for several bounds with a unit of fusiliers in the center of a cavalry fight.
The Prussians lose the cavalry fight and with further loss from artillery and concentrated volley fire brings the score 5-1 for Austria.

In comparison to test two, test one move was a very quick game. This was due to a certain amount of maneuvering as the large Austrian formation was deliberate trial to determine the amount of time needed to effectively deploy in line.

This is very risky, as a determined opponent can waive the methodical approach (move and shoot) and close the distance hoping for an overlap. 

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