I thought that 2:1 odds were appropriate to the scenario, so I gave the Prussian players all of my Prussian infantry and equal amounts of cavalry.
|Prussian view of allied redoubt
|Prussian massed battery
The Prussian commander on the right advanced aggressively to outflank the pandours who, hampered by bad command rolls, got stampeded back to the line of earthworks. The Freikorps brigade tried to carry the entrenchments with the bayonet and some fierce combats erupted along the line.
|Freikorps storm the earthworks!
|Situation on Prussian right. Pandours bestir themselves.
But one battalion of musketeers gained a foothold, pushing the Austrian defenders back into the town.
A battalion of fusiliers quickly exploited to outflank the Austrian battery who pulled back out of their redoubt leaving the grenadiers open.
|Exploiting the foothold.
The Prussian artillery had by this time (due to a 'blunder' roll) advanced into medium range where their shot became more telling. A devastating salvo on a battalion of Bavarians, coupled with abysmal saving rolls, resulted in a breach being blown in the lines.
|Breach blown in line of earthworks!
|Cavalry threaten each other with little effect.
|Guard Grenadiers storm a redoubt.
This didn't stop the Prussians from pouring on the pressure in the center though.
The Austrian grenadier battalion defended bravely without any support, driving off another charge and forcing the next battalion of Prussians into three rounds of hand to hand before there was a decision.
|Grenadiers finally break and the redoubt is stormed from front and back.
But when you roll snake eyes for the eventual break test there isn't much that can be done about it.
The climax came with the Prussians enveloping the main redoubt by pushing two battalions through the breach and then Gen. Schwerin leading his battalion in person over the earthworks through a storm of pretty ineffective grapeshot.
By this time the Austrian defenses were pierced in three places, all three redoubts were taken and they had lost three of four guns, plus suffering about 50% casualties. The Prussians had lost one or two battalions.
I probably messed up some things again, but considering all the socializing that went on (we don't get to see other much), a lot of gaming still managed to happen. I should probably make some rosters for each army and put stickies on each command stand though to help my less SYW-savvy friends. I noticed the Prussians kept leading their attacks with Garrison battalions!