My list this time provided a significant scouting factor which allowed me to respond to Andrew's initial deployment. The photo's will explain the story. I used a modified 1813 list that Andrew had previously prepared for me. All the cavalry except the Uhlans (trained) were Veteran quality.
|A few turns in. Andrew's reserves had appeared. I held the line.|
|Ranked artillery from both sides exchanged shots, with the french|
inflicting surprising results - two guns destroyed. Crew casualties
were actually looking like they'd have an effect this game.
|The line was maintained for a significant portion of the game.|
I know it would be a gamble with the cavalry and decided I
really couldn't risk exposing my flank.
|Another probing exploration.|
|Yes, still waiting.|
|Hussars decided to threaten the french flanked by two battalions.|
|Scene is not changing.|
|Leaving the confines of the walls, a battalion advances.|
|Yes I did it again, threw some Hussars out into the open in the|
vain hope of flanking the french columns.
|The Hussars, having been hurt, dash away.|
|Still not much happening. Though the french column slowly advance.|
Skirmishers trade shots.
|Clearly moving the Uhlans sparked the french into movement.|
The french cavalry all charged in the following bound.
|Right a bit more luck than usual. Chased away a french battalion.|
Guards chased away some skirmishers. The french horse artillery
had maneuvered all the way to my right flank to pepper the battalion
out in front.
|Yes I know feel that I better appreciate Wellington. I don't|
have a lot of faith in my cavalry. Though I think that should be
die rolls more than ability.
|One mad french battalion managed to charge, however severe|
shooting checked them. My mistake was not charging in the following
phase (though I do find that I then find the unit then flapping in the breeze).
|Trading shots. Guard failing to charge. The battalion on the right|
survived artillery and infantry rounds to make it into melee.
|A horrible cavalry melee that Andrew said was making his|
head hurt trying to calculate the factors and advantages!
|Last turn before a draw declared. Trading lots of shots. It would have|
come down who rolled more successfully to determine outcome.
|The mighty hand of doom!|
So a break for a couple of weeks, as Andrew has other commitments.