The game saw both sides battling for control of a strategic bridge crossing an otherwise unfordable river. Phil commanded the Austrians and I took the French for this game. As is usual a few photos to try and capture the flavour of the game as it ebbed and flowed over six turns ~
The opening move: French Infantry head en mass for the bridge while their
cavalry are hesitant. The Austrian cavalry moves slowly forward under fire
from the French Horse Artillery battery.
French Infantry drive off one Austrian infantry regiment and another attacks
the Grenadiers in the flank. How I lost that melee I will never know!
French Dragoons rout after charging a square and suffering heavily from
Closing and Passing Fire!
The French have been driven back across the bridge. Shaken and Disordered
they loose the Melee!
"FollowMe!"Austrian Cuirassiers charge the French Horse Artillery battery
and, of course, over run them and sabre the gunners!
Austrian Chasseurs charge the French Hussar brigade with the by now almost
Their Sweeping Advance carries them into the supporting regiment with a
sadly similar outcome!! On their flank the Cuirassiers charge into the French
One rout becomes...
...two routs! The French left flank is turned and with Three Broken Brigades
the French Army cannot advance so victory is to the Austrians.
The victorious Austrian commander surveys the field of battle! The victory
was overwhelming in the end, the Austrians not even loosing one unit!