Last nights game of Napoleonics was one of maneuver and terrain. This time round the terrain was virtually all on my side of the table. Andrew had cunningly placed them to screw me around no end, so my hats off to him for forcing me into a position that made me rather desperate.
I confess that looking at the terrain set up I was half tempted to just not fight the battle and force a reroll of the terrain. However I look at the position that not every battle is where you want it to be fought and that I'd give it a go and see what the result would be. I was not optimistic about the outcome.
I spent some time having to think out my deployment. While I out scouted the french, which allowed me to setup after Andrew, I spent too much time I think analyzing how to respond. Initially the french adopted a line, which did not in the least entice me to advance. I occupied the buildings with my dodgy Landwhere, and waited.