Ran the battle of Breitenfeld for the game club in Fresno at the local Hobbytown on Barstow Ave. this past weekend. Rules used were Repent or Die from Hoplite Research with some minor modifications to weapons ranges. There were five commands on the Imperial side, two infantry and three cavalry. The Swedes and Saxons were structured so there were three double commands. Each double command had one Swedish and one Saxon force. Left and right wing cavalry commands and infantry centers.
The battlefield was fairly open with low hills on the eastern ends of both sides, woods in the center of the imperial side and woods at the east end of the Saxon side. There was marshy ground and a lake off table on the Swedish right. The order of battle can be seen at order of battle with one modification. The Saxon infantry units were combined into five 24 strong infantry blocks.
The battle lasted six turns with the fortunes of war swaying both ways. There was a lot of action all across the table with some surprises. All pictures were taken from the Swedish side of the table as there were only two players on that side at the start of the game and additional tables on both sides of the ones we were using.
Mark commanded the Saxons and the left wing Swedish cavalry.
The Swedish center collapses as the Tercios break the brigades. At this point the game was called as a losing draw. Both sides were close to their breaking point. We started after 11 and ended before 4. With the Saxons withdrawing the left wing Swedish cavalry would have been busy pursuing the routing Imperials on that flank.. The right wing Swedish cavalry was chasing off Pappenheim's cavalry The Saxons performed amazingly well. In the previous two games they had broken and fled from the field immediately.