In the first two turns the French miserably fail almost all of
their Command rolls! Merde!!!!
As a consequence, much of the French cavalry on their left
wing and the Guard Infantry brigade are distant from the
action developing around Hipstadt.
Mind you, the British are not much more active in the first two
turns! As the French commander I felt quite uneasy after two
turns, despite the lack of movement on both sides.
British Grenadiers seize part of the town in the face of a
hesitant French infantry Brigade shielded by Light Infantry
The French right wing, cavalry of the Guard and Cuirassiers du
Roi. A magnificent spectacle, but can they fight you ask?
As the action unfolds the French press forward in the centre
and on the right while the British hesitate.
Alas, the French cavalry are having the worst of things against
their English opponents. The Gendarmes are routed and their
supports hit by a Sweeping Advance!
They too are routed and the General leading them is killed,
leaving the cuirassiers high and dry! Mon Dieu!!!!
Both Guard cavalry regiments fail our in house Rally from
Route phase and so are dispersed. The leaderless Cuirassiers
are attacked by the Horse Grenadiers supporting the Horse
With the French right wing destroyed the Horse Guards sweep
the artillery from the hill, forcing the Comte Du Merde to take
refuge with the stalled infantry before Hipstadt.
The British have seized all of the town by this stage. This will
be a tough task now for the French, especially with the
British cavalry free behind their right flank and centre.
The British just cannot be dislodged from Hipstadt! The
French position looks grim to say the least, with both of the
cavalry Brigade commanders now dead!
And in Turn 9 it is all over, with Du Merde conceding the field
and saving as much of his army as is possible! Lord Rawnsley
surveys the victorious British, satisfied with a victory well
Next week's Monday game here in GHQ will be on a Wednesday! You'll see why when you pop back next week!