Tuesday, 13 October 2020

The Battle rages on across the heights.

French Guard cavalry take a run at the Russian Imperial Guard


 So the battle rages on across the entire front as the allies, buoyed by the Grand Duke Constantines Imperial Guard reserves arriving on the field, attempt to hold on for dear life.  On the French left flank Van Damme has been hit by growing casualties and the force of his attack on Stare Vinohrady has stalled. The Russian defenders are Alonso holding on for deaf life.

For whatever reason blogger continues to arrange my photos in a random order which makes the glow of the battle difficult to narrate. I’ll get better.


Wares reserves arrive for the French





The  beginning of a problem for the courageous Russian division on the left



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Russian Guard cavalry arrive behind the beleaguered Austrian brigades 





Surely not a French rout!










That could be a divisive clash of opposing Guard cavalry formations!






Still a lot of fighting to go and it will be very interesting to see if the Russians and Austrians can hold on.


20 comments:

  1. Epic stuff Carlo. Looks great. I seethe with envy and admiration.

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    1. Thank you so much Greg. It’s been a very enjoyable game and most importantly a sensational and practical way for Ben to learn the rules.

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  2. Random order or not (and I've been having similar problems including orientation of images) you game looks fantastic.

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  3. This Is a marathon of a game! I enjoy the pics. 😀

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    1. Aaahhhh Stew - young men in their last semester of university and social life have to be accomadated in some way. Far out, I must have matured...when the hell did that happen?😉

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  4. Great stuff Carlo...
    A feast for the eyes.

    All the best. Aly

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  5. All looks wonderful despite your dissatisfaction with the photo system. Tales like this of the new blogger are partly what is putting me off mine!

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    1. I’m trying to be better Chris in terms of learning the system.

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  6. Gosh Carlo, it is becoming as epic as our recent Suda game. Wish I was there playing. Looks fantastic. Enjoy it.

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    1. Absolutely Andy however it’s coming to a conclusion this Saturday.

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  7. Looks excellent again, good job Carlo! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Mark. Loved your report by the way mate.

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  8. Looks spectacular, Carlo. Still a lot of play in the game, and the perfect excuse to put the French and Russian Guard Cavalry on the table!

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    1. Spot on Peter. Unless it’s 1814 it’s pretty tough getting those Guard cavalry out regularly that’s for sure. I’ve been so looking forward to having the Early Russian Guard out on the field.

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  9. Carlo, this is getting even better by the instalment! I see that the Big Heels have been launched already. Interesting and exciting move. It certainly becomes a do or die tussle once the Russian guard counter-attack, doesn't it? A bit like the historical encounter...!
    Lovely stuff. Regards, James
    p.s. While I defended the new blogger in my comment on your previous post, the photo loading system is a bugger. Unlike the old system, it does not seem that you can upload all your photos and then select which ones to insert where in the narrative. I tried this and then had to upload the remaining photos again, 'cause they had disappeared when I clicked on the insert image tool. Having learned that I now place the insertion point where I want it and just upload the photo or photos that I want to put there. If you are still having problems with the captions give me a call and I'll run you through a tutorial. Or just give me a call to say g'day!! :)

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    1. I will need to call you mate or have you pop around for a beer and instruction😉

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  10. As noted by others another fine post Carlo.

    Are you aware that some of the photos appear to be out of order? Ah-ha-ha!! Just another small step on the electronic machineries steps to overlordship I'm afraid!! 8O)

    BTW, I may be a little thick and missed it but what happened with the "French Guard cavalry take a run at the Russian Imperial Guard".

    Salute
    von Peter himself

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    1. Hi Peter and thanks. Yes the photos have a mind of their own when being put up on the blog...aaaarggghh!
      The Russian Guard infantry rolled incredibly well and the Grenadiers a Cheval withdrew in good order to prepare another run at them.

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