|Brunswick Horse artillery maintain their fire on the French Hussars|
So the last post had the very confident French commander going in for the kill. No screening of troops in defensive positions, manouvreing majestically to focus a hammer blow on one point only.
No, subtle was for another day. This was an action to show the lads how the French, the cocky, self-assured French do battle against the Brunswicker in modern Europe.
|Perry Miniatures Brunswickers' - the finest models you can buy of this nationality by far.|
|An over-view showing a very calm Brunswick Brigade commander and the wide spread all out attack from the French.|
|Just to prove that I do give "Support Orders" on occasion.|
|The French massed columns are taking a lot of fire as they approach. Those dastardly Brunswickers' keep|
rolling 11's and 10's. What happens to the threes and fours I roll with those same bloody things?
The keenly observant amongst you, of which I am certain would be 100% of those currently reading this post, would have notice the hexagonal casualty markers that I have been using for many years. These are about to all be updated with the excellent dials sold by Warbases oer the next few months.
|Moment of truth on the far right flank of the French as the Brunswickers' are well covered.|
|In the centre the French prepare to assault the church.|
|On the French left the skirmishing has gone in their favour and the columns approach the fields.|
|On reflection, a very well put together defensive position for a chap in his first independent Napoleonic command.|
|Another view of the attack being prepared on the French left|
|Lovely model of a church purchased many years ago from Nathan at Lonely Gamers.|
|"Come on lads, we can stand against these frogs!"|
|Crunch-time approaches on two of the three fronts.|
|The main assault on the church|
We wonderful dexterity and poise, the two central French columns take fire from the Brunswickers' defending the church but both pass their morale tests to charge home and close. No need for formation tests this time!
I would have loved to have sent in the third column as well however in General De Brigade a general can only order so many charges in a turn. This Brigadier was of average rating and thus could only order in two charges.
Should be more than enough as the Brunswickers' will never stand with their 2nd Class line morale and then I will...shivers... they rolled a nine. They stand.
|"Into them lads!"|
|The 3rd battalion yells enthusiastic support for their compatriots "Wish we were there with you Pierre".|
Columns, even French ones, are limited against built up areas however these are Veteran battalions and...Ben rolls a 9 to my 5.
|Not to be deterred the French left continues to advance in echelon|
Despite the mild set-back in the centre all is still good.
French attacks are preparing to hit the Brunswick right, their cavalry has still not moved and the Brunswick left, though well defended, is still of dubious quality.
Onwards to victory men!