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