|I was in such a celebratory mood, I had a beer.|
|Detaching light companies to make my skirmish screen|
|Prussians all together|
|Allied cavalry brigade. They spent a lot of the game "hesitant". Mom had to get some quarters to get their horses moving.|
|Russian brigade, who also spent a lot of the game "Hesitant" as well.|
|Allied massed artillery|
|Skirmishers dispute a belt of trees|
|Skirmishers dispute the town|
|My cavalry threaten the Prussian flank. It will take three charges before that battalion of musketeers is ridden down!|
|Moving up my artillery because limbers are cool|
|FR Wahl taking fire from the Russian artillery. Caissons and supply wagons are cool too. The Bavarian battery used the "Artillery Assault" orders a lot in counter battery to eventually destroy the Russian battery.|
|Hammering the Prussians. One Prussian battalion is routed.|
|Russian grenadiers push their way through the belt of trees while Allied cavalry finally start moving to envelope my right flank!|
|Continuing to hammer Prussians on my left though|
|Cavalry threatening Prussian flank|
|Wheel my artillery to fire on the Allied cavalry, with the "Artillery Assault" order and roll really quite well (the Tolkien graphics are '6'). The Lithuanian uhlans are within a hit or two of being dispersed.|
|The uhlan charge fails and they are driven back, but the grenadiers from the other side destroy the Bavarian square.|
|2 other Bavarian battalions are retreated or routed, so that brigade is now "Faltering" status.|
Even though Scott was plagued by bad ADC and brigade rolls, when his troops finally got moving, my right was overwhelmed by weight of numbers. When my right wing went to "Faltering" it was time to concede the table and retreat before the badly mauled Allied cavalry got itself sorted out.
Although I lost the game, I consider it a victory because I had a really great time and felt I could win up until the last couple of turns, and most importantly, I finally put on the table the sort of Napoleonic battle that I think 11 year old me was dreaming about.
Scott and I also have a pretty good handle on the General d'Armee rules too, so things rolled along pretty smoothly and set up to good byes was just over 4 hours.
This gaming break has me reinvigorated to work on more Prussians and Russians.