The goal of the Prussian general (Anselm) was to take the village and to expel the Russians from this area.
|Prussian Commanders (left) supervise the deployment. In the foreground our new Cuirassiers regiment, The Berlin Gensdarmes|
|Prussian officers discussing the range of their artillery pieces..|
Anselm decided a clever strategy: approaching to the battle zone, he didn´t show his true intentions and moved in march columns a long time through the fields. Suddenly, he changed the formations of his regiments and build a right wing with Jaegers and Hussars and a left wing with 90% of his infantry, followed by horse artillery and Cuirassiers.
|The Russian base camp in Paleiten|
The Russians waited and waited, still in hope to lure the enemy to the reach of their own artillery.
It was a long, tactical manoeuvring, and both sides needed nerves of steel - hesitating, who will do the first mistake....
|The first approach: the artillery is checking the distances and fires... In the background: Paleiten.|
|Right wing: Prussian light cavalry and Jaegers prepare to charge the Cossacks (right, in the center)|
|Brown Hussars galloping...|
|Cossacks´reaction: the leave the fortifications around the village and advance|
|Russian general gives some orders|
|2 Dragoon regiments, Pskov and Tver, ready in the second line...|
|Russian fortified the village|
|Some hits of the Prussian artillery made them nervous - here the Novgorod infantry (Nuernberger Meisterzinn - still in duty...)|
|Also this faces show some anxious emotions....|
At the same time, some skirmishes between Prussian Jaegers and Hussars and the wild Cossacks took place on the other flank, without any decision.
|Prussian Cuirassiers von Kyau|
|Hungarian Hussars begin the attack|
|... against this Prussian infantry, already changing the formation|
The Russian Ulans started a manoeuvre to the center, charging the Prussian Cuirassiers, accompanied by the Slobodski and Yellow Hussars from the other flank.
But the Prussians had no mercy: The infantry formed a square and Cuirassiers and artillery destroyed this attack.
|Russian Ulans charging...|
|...this enemy: Prussian Langermann Dragoons|
|Berlin Gensdarmes and artillery already awaiting the attack|
|Russian reserve is mobilized, but enclosed between village and forest - they cannot deploy|
|The Russian beauties (in my opinion) in reserve - The Leibdragoons, which I prevent normally from damage...|
No chance for the Russians, and they retired....