I think we were both happy with the terrain setup. I think that with the way I play my Prussians I need to have a significant section of the table clear for my to deploy in such as way that I can get the best use of my troops. I confess that I can't or don't get the best use of my cavalry, though I am using the lancers more as bait these days than hoping they may actually win engagements. Must remember they only have 100mm final charge...
I'll only post a few pictures this time, as my capacity to produce consistent photo's does not appear to be... well.... consistent. Time is always an issue for us, while I have the burden of being without time constraints, Andrew does work for a living, so late nights aren't always achievable. Game was called at 10pm, after a 7pmish start, so a three hour game was good. I am finding that I spend a bit of time weighing my options these days when committing my units. So where I'm usually of the opinion to send them in they'll charge no problems, I have to work with the certain fact that they won't.
At the close of play it was decided it was a Draw, though Andrew seemed to be of the opinion I may very well of won had the game gone longer. Maybe...
Here are some selected shots from the night with commentary.
|Main french deployment.|
|Main Prussian deployment.|
|A staggered approach to engagement. The lancers after taking an|
initial casualty from artillery, survived to play a crucial role.
|Repositioned the artillery on my right flank to touch up the|
french advancing from the farm.
|The pivotal engagement in the battle. My Hussars and Andrews|
Guard remained locked in combat until the arrival of the lancers.
Regardless that I was disadvantaged from the start I managed to
either claim a casualty and draw to keep the combat locked.
|Lost real estate to the french. Lancers should not charge square.|
|The dice that did not want to commit. Cocked die indeed.|
|Lancer arrive to engage french hussars. french adopt line.|
Yes that combat is still going.
|My lancers won the day against the french hussars. Still engaged|
with the other cavalry battle. However here comes my Dragoons
to add to the battle outcome.
|Meanwhile on my right flank my other squadron of hussars wait|
for an opportunity to pounce. Sadly they went to square before I
could deliver the charge.
|This hamlet lost to french occupation.|
|End result of the cavalry engagement. Guard fleeing.|
|Last turn, with the french elite about to charge in.|