|In the early morning mists the armies deploy|
|The French centre right begins to grind forward to attack the enemy|
|The French, led by the Garde Swisse, sweep forward|
|While to their right the French cavalry move to attack the British left wing|
|A desperate fight ensues, but the British falter|
|They are fatally disrupted and flee|
|The weight of the attack is still on the British left, allowing the right |
to move forward
|On the French left fire breaks a British regiment!|
|The Garde Swisse carry the town of Atzoff!|
|The Wilde Geese are on the wing!|
|Another firefight favours the French cause!|
|The French army's morale collapses and they flee!|
|Exhausted troops cheer their general!|
While Phil's French were very successful on his right, he rather neglected his left wing where, in two rounds of decisive volley fire I was able to fatally disrupt three infantry regiments. To be fair to Phil, his dice throws for Army Morale points lost as a result could n't have been worse, while over on my left mine could not have been better. Hence, the French army suddenly exceeded its Army Morale and broke as a result, leaving the hard pressed British army victorious.
A super game we both agreed lasting about three hours in all, with a break for lunch kindly provided by my wife Sue. We think in our next outing with Maurice we may try the Advanced Rules, or some aspects of them at least. In the meantime we have a Bolt Action WWI game to look forward to next week after my trip up to Scotland to take in Carronade at Falkirk on Saturday.