Kent and I managed a game at his place tonight. Andrew joined us to help co-command the Russian attack. Kent decided to take the Young Guard supported by a brigade of light infantry vs our Grenadier Division + Guards Cuirassiers.
A view of the Russian lines.
The French artillery
The Russian positions
The advance begins
The Russian infantry advance in the centre.
Kent sends his light infantry forward on his left flank.
The Russians take up position to repel the French.
On our left flank Andrew sends forward Pavlov's Grenadiers.
Kent also throws forward his infantry.
Pavolovs Grenadiers drive off another French assault, destroying a battalion.
In the centre a Russian battalion is destroyed, another charges the French...
And routs them.
Guards Cuirassiers arrive early.
On the Russian right St Petersburg Grenadiers await the onslaught. My plan is to hold with our right and smash the French centre and left.
But the Grenadiers are routed in hand to hand combat.
More confused fighting on the Russian left flank.
In the centre Cuirassiers deploy.
Pavlov Grenadiers charge the French guns.
My artillery redeploys.
Result:We were decimated, losing 5 battalions- mainly to attacks vs artillery. Another fun game, I'm sure we made a few mistakes but we are getting the hang of it. We wouldn't want any more stuff than this on a 6x 4 table though.
Well done Kent.