|The French appear like a mist through the Sortlake woods|
So the French have, similarly to the Russians, been deployed approximately 80% in formation and position. The scenario requires Marchands division to deploy in the Sortlake woods. As you can see I do have a preference for trees of some scale to help the aesthetics of elevation upon the table.
|French brigade of Dragoons|
|Those large trees present some scale to the table|
|The artillery is actually still limbered however that does look like a good spot|
to deploy those guns to bring some devastating fire on the enemy
|Horse artillery supporting a light cavalry brigade - Chasseurs and Hussars|
|Did I mention I like trees with height?|
|Marchands Division consisting of the 39th Ligne, 6th Legere, 69th and 76th Ligne plus 8pdr|
|Marshall Ney himself with his five Aide de Camps for the battle escorting him|
|25th Legere to the left of this formation|
|A view, shall we sat a “Russian view”, of the French Dragoons. Latour-Mauborg leads|
them on on a beautiful command stand from John D and via Doug M.
|Colbert leads the Light Cavalry brigade|
|A French 4pdr Horse battery accompanies the lights. Lovely sculpts of the limber team|
and riders from Foundry. The battery itself is pure Elite Miniatures.
So all that remains is nailing down some time with the eldest son and kicking this particular battle off. The game will last a minimum of twenty and a maximum of twenty five turns with the French aiming to break four of the Russian brigades and the to try and break through the position to the Friedland road.
The Russians will doggedly try and prevent that and stop the French VI Corps to roll the Russian left and roll it up towards the direction of Friedland.