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This blog presents my different wargames armies, after action reports, campaigns which I have run, some scenarios and a presentation of some of the different rules I play. The pages at the top of the blog contain historical information on the periods that interest me. They are an aid to my poor memory, and not in any way exhaustive nor necessarily correct. As I am an Englishman living in France, some pages are in English and others in French...sorry, I am too lazy to translate...

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vendredi 24 août 2012

French vs. Burgundians (1430)

Battle of Montmort, Champagne 1430

This battle was played out with DSC.  I believe it was my first game using this ruleset.
This battle was a brief and brutal affair. The initial French plan was to entice forward the Burgundians, and then seize on their left flank via the woods.



Unfortunately, the commander of the right wing was paralysed for the first two turns of the battle. On the left, the French knights had advanced too far forward to rein in.  A concentration of bow fire on the right, including the Spanish in the woods, decimated the Flemish pikemen, but the left could wait no longer. Its commander preferred to charge the Burgundians before they charged him.




A wave of steel crashed into a wall of iron, as several thousand horses thundered over the plain. Four rounds of combat were fought. One unit of French knights had startling success, crushing its Burgundian adversaries, then rolling over a hapless unit of Flemish crossbows. The other, however, failed dismally : and in so doing, left the French commander-in-chief exposed to the wrath of the enemy (he was leading the unit).
At the end of the turn, the Burgundians were only a half point away from rout; as for the French, the loss of their C-in-C saw them flee immediately from the field.

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