We deployed our armies in the short sides of the terrain not to use the whole latitude of the field and placed several hedgerows imitating the East-european landscape how it is be found in Moravia, Silesia, Pommerania.
I leaded the Russians wit 4 regiments of infantry and 4 regiments of cavalry- Robert the French with 6 regiments of infantry and 3 regiments of cavalry.
|Russians in the foreground, French in the background|
|Russian cavalry attacking in spearhead formation: Archangelsk dragoons and Jelisawetski Ulans (bottom), yellow Charkowski hussars and lightblue Slobodski hussars.|
|Russian cavalry attack (view from above) - the French dithered, unsure what will happen. The regiment Commissaire Général did a bow (bottom left).|
|Then the French reaction: the Mousquetaires du Roi launched a counterattack, supported by artillery fire.|
|I a second step, the French closed their ranks and prepared themselfs to buffer the attack - with some success.|
|The Swiss regiment "Lochmann" suffered under some hits, but did not wave..|
|Same scene, total view: the French benefit from their superior number of infantry - and the reserves.|
|just a funny impression - because of the lack of good light in the basement, a little bit blurred..|
|Russian artillery firing from the background. Left side: the secret howitzer "Shuwalow" from Manske|
|French counterattack on the left side. Funny is the mix of Sash and Saber figures (Auvergne, center) with some Nürnberger Meisterzinn (Royal, bottom left), Prince August (Piemont, center left) and Manske (Permski, top).|
|The battlefield was tattooed by fire and destructions.. on the right the Russian Manske-Grenadiers forwarded. They prepared already the hand grenades...|
|Great victory for the Russians: the Ulans captured 2 24-pdr. mortars (center) and bombed the French lines from behind. Quel terreur!!|
The captured mortar did some hits, but not more. The French general, target of a the Ulan´s capturing command, escaped to the left side.
The French reorganized their infantry and moved on left flank forward against the weeker Russian lines. So, if we had continued the game, 1 hour later the Russians had to move back and defend the rest of the army - 4 French regiments against 1,5 Russian regiment.
As gentlemen in wargaming, the Russian general send his greets to Monsieur le French Général and withdrawed.
A nice game and a good test of the new gameboard.