The GameThe scenario was based on A Prominent Hill in Charles Grant's Scenarios for Wargamers. Its a straight forward encounter battle in which equal forces attempt to dominate an important crossroads.
We played this game as French verses British / Hanoverians and Dutch-Belgiums, with 3*infantry and 1*cavalry brigade a side.
The BattleWe deployed as per the map above so with cavalry facing-off on one flank and fairly even infantry deployments across the centre and the hills.
|Battlefield from the French right|
|Battlefield from the French left|
|The British cavalry - Hussars backed by Dragoons|
|Their French opponents - Dragoons and Cuirassiers|
|Cavalry lines ready for the clash|
|The cavalry lines break-up|
|Hanoverians attack the French-held village|
|Dutch-Belgium's are pushed back from the hills|
|British Hussars and French Cuirassiers slug it out - only going to be one winner here|
|The Hanoverian attack faulters|
|The Dutch-Belgium's at bay|
|A view from the Allied lines|
|Allied Commander the Prince of Orange|