Sunday, September 18, 2016

GNW, Trondheim 1718, The Revenge of Colonel Castrullenfjord

The Lt Colonel Vincent Fleksnaes directs the Norweigan infantry towards the Swedish menace

AAR, The Trondheim Campaign 2nd session

Time for another report from our ongoing Trondheim campaign. Set in the dead of winter 1718. The Swedes are slowly making their way towards Trondheim. In our last game session the Danish- Norweigans screwed up big time, and the cost for that was a defeat. The first Norweigan village fell to the dastardly Swedes and their evil Finnish minions. The Norweigan army was badly mauled by a rather unpleasant display of Gå På tactics. All that was dear and sacred in Norway was under threat. The Swedes celebrated by torching Norweigansupplies and in general way behaving badly. Now it is time to rectify this debacle for our great hero Colonel Marve Castrullenfjord.

The setup of the sceond game. Norweigans to the left, Swedes to the right...

The major objective is in the centre behind the closest to the bell tower

The boxes on the sleigh was the second objective

The supplies by the Härbre/Stabbur was the third objective

The Forces

The setup is similair to that of our last session. The Swedes had 4 musket infantry units and one unit of pike. One of the Swedish units had 12 figures( the Jamtland Dragoons - and yes it is a unit of foot Dragoons) the rest 10. The Norweigans had 4 musket infantry units and one unit of skirmishers. The Norweigan units had all 10 figures. The Norweigans also had a gun. 

 The Norweigans forming up and soon to face the enemy...

Swedes quickly moving on the main objective...

The Norweigans get it right this time. The red tide sweeps towards the third objective

A one sided fire fight - the Norweigans contesting the second objective fires at the Swedish pike..

Colonel Castrullenfjord director of Victory! least he is trying to get this right this time...

The Game

The Swedes attacked another village in a bold manner. I am sure their last victory spurred them. In this game the main objective in the centre is worth 2 points and the tow other one point each. This makes it more important to cease the centre objective. It is also harder to cease the main objective in this game. It takes two full actions to grab it. In game terms that will keep one unit occupied in two game turns in order to cease this objective.  To safely catch this objective one needs to clear the area around the objective otherwise you will most probably face an opponent with more units and you will get swamped. 

The 1st Tronheim Infantry forms afiring line to face the Swedish assult on the third objective

The Swedes charges ito the Norweigans, but this time the loose their momentum and the attack fails. The Swedes lost this one....

The Jamlandian Infantry faces Norweigan artillery and grenadiers...a bad mix

The Jamlandians would end up withe the Norweigan grenadiers eventually. This brought them down.

The End of the Jamtlandian Dragoons!

The final fight around the main objective...this one the Norweigans won...

How it all went

The Swedes went for an all out assault right from the start. All units moved swiftly towards all three objectives. In this they ignored the fact that most the Norweigans formed firing lines. The open terrain in the middle favored firing rather that close combat. The Norweigans also mangled to place the artillery right in front of the Swedish centre. The Swedish onslaught was a halted by disciplined fire followed by by deliberate and and carreful appliance of the bayonet. In short - they shot a salvo before the attacked rather than attacked straight away. This was a short session. The game was completed in less than two hours.

Colonel Castrullenfjord triumphant!.....for now.....


  1. superb looking game. great stuff. well done.

    1. Thank you Sir! :) I am very glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Great work
    Can just look quietly and admire...

  3. Great AAR and beautiful troops. Sorry the bad guys won...

    1. Glad that you liked the ARR and the minis.....Castrullenfjord and his minions are perhaps genuinly evil, but that is just a matter.of perspective...

  4. Really excellent winter scheme Jesper! Which game system did you use? And finally: can't agree on the Finns being evil!!! ;-)

    1. Thank you Teemu! The game system is our very own Musket Mayhem. It is something another clubmember,Pål and I have been working on for about a year now. We are finally starting to get fully working system. As for evil I can't about that either, not in real life, but in this game I am running the Norweigans. Battle reports written by will in this case be blatanly biased.That means that Swedes and Finns will be The evil opposition, at least game wise. ;)