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Defend the Crossing! Muscovites vs. Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

I was able to lure my brother up from the wasteland of Virginia for a game. I pulled together two forces quickly and rolled up a scenario. The Polish force was weaker by 1 point, but after rolling 3 potential scenarios (Commander had 3 command points), the only valid option was Defend the Crossing, as the other two had scenario values greater than 1 (the difference in force strength). As such, the PLC force found itself defending a river crossing against a slightly larger force from the Tsardom.  Polish Skirmish Force - 1649-52 10 FSP, 23 Reconnaissance Points (maybe miscalculated RP) FSP 5 - 3 Pancerni (spears), 3 Cossack-Style, 2 Dragoons, 2 Cossack-Style  FSP 6 - 2 Dragoons FSP 7 - 2 Pancerni (spears) FSP 8 - 2 Cossack-Style FSP 9 - Rotamaster FSP 10 - 2 Dragoons (split between the prior units) Muscovite Skirmish Force 1648-1676 11 FSP, 21 Reconnaissance Points (maybe miscalculated RP) FSP 4 - 3 Servant Cossack, 3 Servant Cossack, 2 Boyars

Ambush! - Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth v. Brandenburg

(really sorry it took me this long to write this up. The next one will be more timely) Polish Cavalry by Roelant Savery Maciej’s horse nickered, suddenly unsteady. The cossack-style cavalaryman turned his head and saw a range of white banners with dark eagles matching those of the small troop of reiters they were pursuing to their left flank and rear. The Prussians had laid an ambush and that foolhardy colonel of theirs had walked right into it! As Prussian horns sounded and charges began, chaos and panic ensued… As discussed in the prior post, Kato’s Brandenburgers have taken my Commonwealth force unawares, giving the weaker Prussian force a chance to inflict maximum casualties on the stronger Poles. The Polish force deployed as well as it could, with the Tatars screening the north with some Cossack-style cavalry, while their large Pancerni squadron covered the west, and dragoons covered the south and east. The small elite Pancerni with spears set their backs t