CRIMEAN WAR – BATTLE OF THE ALMA 1854
After a three week break, action was resumed in the Wargamorium last night this time on the banks of the Alma river in the Crimean War of 1854. The Russian force under Prince Mentschikov was drawn up on the Alma heights north of Sebastopol in an effort to prevent the Franco-British armies from taking the city and its naval port.
The British were surprised to find that the Russians had created a large artillery redoubt to cover the two main roads leading to the city but not as surprised as the Russians were when they found themselves under artillery bombardment from the French Navy anchored just offshore!
The allies presented a colourful array of sparkling British scarlet and dashing French Chasseurs d’Afrique all of which contrasted with the more sober earth brown of the Russian greatcoats but the Russian doggedness would ensure that this was not going to be a walkover for the invaders.
The battle lines were drawn up and action starts next week.
WEEK 2 – We continued this game but unfortunately did not take any more photographs. The game ground to a halt because the artillery rules were far too strong so it is back to the drawing board.