|Scots march to their positions as the French roll forward|
|6th Hussars and Polish lancers|
|awesome figures those lancers|
|British heavy brigade|
The first two turns so the armies maneuver towards each other. both trying to occupy the small town on the French right whilst trying to gain the best position for their artillery. On the other flank the generals were a little less cautious and immediately sent the cavalry to see off their opposite number.
Against the odds the French light cavalry out fought the British heavy cavalry forcing them to retreat, The Polish lancers eagerly chased them down refusing to stop and leaving the battlefield in their dust. Luckily the 6th Hussars managed to keep their discipline and return to their lines. This left a huge gapon the British right so i brought on my cuirassier brigade with the intent of rolling up the British thin red line.
The infantry form square aware of the danger of the victorious French cavalry. Whilst now recovered from the firework display the Household cavalry try to fill the large gap left by the heavy brigade.
As the day draws to a close, the French cuirassier brigade marched forward to outflank the British right only to be blocked and then smashed by the Household cavalry regiment!
Well it was a great game and i'm sorry i didn't take more notes. We decided to call it a day after six hours of battling and i claimed a small French victory (it's my blog after all ;).
1. Do not brigade your elite cavalry with a troop of rockets!
2. Do not park your chasseurs a cheval in front of a British line
3. If the enemies elite guard cavalry flees in the first turn DO NOT feel bad about, just laugh and mock until your ribs hurt. Then go on to smash the rest of their army without quarter! otherwise it will come back to bite you in the butt (see last pic).
We are now hoping to do a campaign, so i best paint some of my own figures steadily climbing the mountain as all these figures you see in the pictures are from Johns collection.