Friday, 9 December 2016

The Battle of Marsaglia

 It has been a while...

It is about 9 months since I posted anything here. Work, play and continuing exploration of New Zealand has kept me busy.

But anyway, today I am about to embark upon a game based upon the battle Marsaglia. This was a battle in the Nine Years' War, fought in Italy on 4 October 1693, between the French army of Marshal Nicolas Catinat and the army of the Grand Alliance under Duke Victor Amadeus II of Savoy. Wikipedia - Battle of Marsaglia

The armies:

Catinat's French army was about 35,000 strong and the army of the Grand Alliance was about 30,000 strong.

I have used the map below and the OOBs listed on the Nafziger site linked below:

Catinat's French army
The Grand Alliance army

For the game I have given the French 30 units of foot and 25 units of horse, this is split into 2 lines:
  1. Left wing: 8 horse in 2 brigades. Centre: 18 foot in 3 brigades. Right wing: 7 horse in 2 brigades.
  2. Left wing: 5 horse in 1 brigade. Centre: 12 foot in 3 brigades. Right wing: 5 horse in 1 brigade. 
The Grand Alliance army has 33 units of foot and 18 units of horse, this is also split into 2 lines:
  1. Left wing: 5 horse in 1 brigade. Centre: 18 foot in 3 brigades. Right wing: 5 horse in 1 brigade. 
  2. Left wing: 4 horse in 1 brigade. Centre: 15 foot in 3 brigades. Right wing: 4 horse in 1 brigade. 

The map:

My interpretation:

The French:

 Looking over Marsaglia:

 The Grand Alliance:


 I will post more during the week, as I wont get to start playing this until at least Monday. 

5 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful mass of troops on the table and some nice terrain features too. Look forward to the outcome.

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  2. Very nice blog and great set ups. Good luck with Marsaglia

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  4. Great inspirational work here.

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