|The sleepy hamlet of Ballykillmoore|
|Paddy McGinty's Goat?|
|Seamus O'Toole, a blacksmith|
|Eugene Barry, his hardworking assistant|
The right flank of the British force enters Ballykillmoore to deny the French the strategic crossroads. However, French cavalry can be seen ominously advancing in the distance ~
On the British left the French Infantry with artillery support does not daunt the gallant and impetuous (aka suicidal) British cavalry "Stirrups Up men!"~
While on the British right the French cavalry are looking ever more threatening as the move to flank the British line of march ~
With his right flank threatened by the French cavalry, and with only a small force of Light Dragoons as support, discretion proves the better part of valour and General Wythering-Fyre orders the 8th and 12th Regiments to enter the safety of Ballykillmoore ~
Meanwhile, over on the British left, their cavalry's gallant charge is shattered by the French conscripts!
Over in Ballykillmoore a French attack on the crossroads in an audacious attempt to force a win is repulsed by the 8th Regiment ~
Back on the British left, the French infantry are taking Disruption points from repeated Bombard Actions by the Royal Artillery, but continue coming on in their old way ~
Despite their gallant, and at times foolhardy, performance, General Wythering-Fyre's lads are finally broken by their old enemy lead by Le Blanc! The French are in Ballykillmoore! ~
Our game lasted three and a half hours and was keenly contested throughout. At times a paucity of Action Cards hindered us both and both sides suffered from sharply declining Army Morale on occasions as a result of judicious enemy use of Event Cards. In the end I ran out of units and could not deny the French the game objective of the crossroads. A good advert for the Maurice system as both of us were thoroughly engrossed in the contest. Jon is keen to try again, so I think there may be a rematch next month sometime.