CnC: General Pierre, cautious
Two battalions of 1000 light infantry each
Two Bavarian battalions of 600 men and one of 400 men.
CnC: General Heinz, bold
3 Battalions of 800 men and one of 400 men.
Two 6 pounder cannons
I used random deployment once more. The 800 man Bavarians and a full sized battalion of Prussians ended up in reserve.
|French and bavarians. The French on the right flank are skirmishing to run through the woods.|
|If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise...|
|The Prussians deployed mostly on the left flank, and wheel to face the enemy. A cannon|
is exposed and alone in the distance. The foreground Prussians took a long time to get into the fight.
|The French skirmish line tries to charge the lone cannon...but are flank charged by|
Prussians, breaking them. They fled for several turns.
|The Prussians reserves randomly arrive in the perfect spot - A French columns flank! They|
wanted to charge but a french column is too intimidating, even when flanked. Instead they deploy into line.
|Not to be outdone, the Bavarian reserves arrive as well...far out of the way in the left|
background. After a few turns of double time they begin to fight.
|The Prussian reserves trade fire with French and Bavarians.|
|General Pierre rallies the French battalion. Not good for the Prussians.|
|The Prussian semi-circle - the left, centre and rightmost units, begin to bend...|
|And the Bavarians charge their unsteady enemy, breaking the line and taking 600 prisoners. I called it a day.|
My longest game yet. Fun. Getting to know the rules better. It's nice when a mass-combat game lasts long enough to be satisfying, even though I only had a few units. Phil Barker recommends playing with armies two to three times bigger, but those would hours long affairs. Maybe someday, when I have more figures.
Thanks for reading!