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Battle of Zileheroum Marshes AAR!

Hi all!  These are very busy times at work and at home with little time spent around here, as one can readily see.  My energy hasn't really been in short supply but given a chance to paint, read, catch up on work or get some sleep in the short periods of time I do have to myself after the family is all a-bed, I haven't often found the wherewithall to string more words together on the computer.  You know how that goes.  Anyway, in a spasm of productivity, I did steal the time to continue to discover the shadowy (shady?) History of Syldavia with the 1684 campaign post the other day.   I hit the wall however trying to figure out how the battle would work out when I was saved by a good idea.  Aha! Why not play the battle out in a game and then write an AAR?!  Whoa,  hold on there Jim, you say!  Play out an actual wargame? Sit yourself down and have a drink!  Quite out of character for this blog, I realize...  
I did indeed play out the scenario in a fast game, using figures and m…

Spring 1684 King Ivan presses on to the relief of besieged Klow

Once King Ivan had committed his army to a futile pursuit of the raiders of Orehovo, Hassan Muhtar Pasha found himself free to unite his forces from Moltuja and Polishov and mass them up before the walls of Klow.Without real interference, they dug earthworks and began to bombard the city’s fortifications.The small Syldavian garrison left in Klow was heavily outmanned and attempted to fire back while keeping their heads down.The “siege” (in reality, simply the preparation for an assault) progressed in orderly fashion, though it suffered delays from the start. Several of the Bordurians’ biggest guns had become stuck in the snow, ice and mud resulting from the late spring storms that struck during the Bordurian and Syldavian maneuvers.The bombardment was slower and lighter than planned.Also, believing them to be fatally compromised, Hassan Muhtar had concentrated his cannons on the same section of walls that Ivan had breached in his attack on the city the previous fall.However, during the…