Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Ambuch at Örkeljunga Church 1676


A teaser to our club game of Donnybrook tonight.


August 1676, the Swedish army was on the march to Halmstad to settle the scores with a Danish force under Commander Duncan that was on their way to seize the town Halmstad. 

This small scenario depicts an Ambush of a Swedish supply column that was awaiting new beasts of burden for the supply wagons. The animals should, according to the law, be provided by the local farmers. 

Most of the men in the Supply column are away to gather the reluctant farmers and their beasts. Just a few Swedish soldiers have been left to protect the supplies, it’s a perfect time for the Friskyttar to attack and destroy the supplies… 

Objectives 
The time are of importance as the foraging Swedish troops will soon be back the Danes just have 15 turns to accomplish their mission. There are 3 Wagons and one Artillery piece that need to be destroyed. To destroy a wagon or the artillery piece a Danish unit have to be in physical contact with the objective and as a activation succeed with a 6+ ability roll.

The Swedes have to stop them and resist until the Danes have to withdraw after 15 turns.


OOB - Swedish 
1x Hero - Lieutenant Johan Kruuse with the Dalregementet
1x8 Regular - Foot musketeers with a character, Sergeant Hård
1x4 Regular – Artillery and 4 crewmen and a character, Sergeant Kruut

Reinforcements (One unit arrives at the end of each turn in the order stated below)
1x4 Elite - Dragoons
1x8 Regular - Foot Pikemen with two characters, Ensign Skytte and Drummer Klang
1x8 Regular - Foot musketeers with a character, Sergeant Kvick
1x6 Regular – Cavalry with a character, Captain Löwenskiöld

OOB - Danish
1x Hero - Grenadier Lieutenant Nils Eskildsen (3 grenades)
1x8 Regular - Foot musketeers with a character, Ensign Olsen
2x8 Regular – Friskyttar, one group with Muskets and one with Göingebössor (Rifles). One group have a character, Scout Pher Månsson a.k.a. Uggletorparn
1x3 Elite - Cavalry with a character, Captain Madsen

Lieu of Character
Hide out – Due to their knowledge of the land the two units of Friskyttar may use the Hide out rule from the outlaw Faction (Page 48 in the Donnybrook rules).


Skånelängor
I hope you have noticed the stunning "Skånelängor" that I my friend Mattias at Northern Wargaming have build and been kind enought to lend to me for tonights game ! I wanted to get a even better Skåne feel for tonights game as we expect some foreign visit for the game ;)

Please make sure to visit Mattias blog Northen Wargaming to see some WIP pictures of his house build.



30 comments:

  1. Beautiful table, as always such attention to detail!

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  2. Beautiful table - you and Mattias have outdone yourselves on the buildings. Shall be a joy turning this harmonic country side into a blood stained battlefield :0)

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    1. :) Indeed it was a greate game last night !

      Best regards Michael

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  3. Thanks for a fun playtest of the scenario! I trust you all will have great time tonight.

    Too bad I had to shoot Mattias lovely skånelängor to pieces with my cannon ...

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    1. Indeed a grate game Jonas.

      Suppouse we should say that there was no real damage at the Skånelängorna...

      Best regards Michael

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  4. Magnificent scenery and buildings!

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  5. Exquisite layout! Looks more like a museum diorama than an evening gaming venture.

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    1. Very kind coment, I´m honoured Jonathan !

      Best regards Michael

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  6. Lovely terrain! Is the church a single piece, or does it break down for storage?

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    1. Thank you very much Simon !

      No break down for storage...

      Best regards Michael

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    2. You must have plenty of storage space, then Michael! You always make great terrain.

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  7. Stunning setup Michael!!! I wish we lived closer together so we could play!

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    1. Appreciated Jay !

      It indeed would be nice to play, and get the chanse to test out your stunning AWI, Wild West and Upcomming WW2 terrain, I´ll be sure to let you know if I ever end up near Fremont, California, please do the same if you by chans get here to Stockholm , Sweden:)

      Best regards Michael

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  8. Looks amazing! Your terrain is always a joy to look at.

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    1. Greate to heare ! Thanks !

      Best regards Michael

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  9. As always a very inspiring set up.

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    1. Thank you very much !

      Best regards Michael

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  10. Beautiful set up! And I'm happy my houses can be of use.
    But this talk of "blood stained battlefield" and use of cannons? I'm not sure that was a part of the deal... I'm getting worried if I'll get them back in one piece! ;-)
    Have a great game tonight!
    /Mattias

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    1. Thanks Mattias ! Your lovely houses realy adds to the Scanian feel, greate build ! Thanks one again for lending them to us.

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    2. By the way the houses are at the moment in 4 pieces ;)

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  11. Beautiful looking table Michael! Can't wait for the AAR:)

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    1. Appreciated !

      AAR´s on their way...

      Best regards Michael

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  12. Beautiful table, look almost real :)

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  13. Awesome looking table Michael!

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  14. Beautiful looking table and that church you did is really spectacular!

    Christopher

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  15. What a wonderful looking table, once again!

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  16. Lovely, lovely terrain and table layout. Always impressed with your work. Dean

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