|View from the Allied left|
Notable was that the Allies opted not to occupy the farm in their half, seeking to avoid an early artillery bombardment on them.
|And from the Allied right|
The allies advanced their cavalry rapidly seeking to attack behind the farm on the French left. The French attack was more cautious as they sought to force the Allies into square.
|French main assault|
The French responded by deploying their reserves to block the cavalry attack, using the farm as an anchor for the line. With the Allies hanging back the French pushed forward to capture the farm on the Allies left having quickly disposed of the unit pushed forward to capture it with a fierce artillery bombardment.
With about half the battle gone the Austrians finally began an attack against the farm on the French left seeking to support the now isolated Calvary. The Allied horsemen manged to rout a unit of French but were faced with a line of squares blocking their way.
|Steady the Buffs|
The French's own attack fared better as they managed to pressure the Russians, pinning them to their base-edge and securing the farm on the Allied left.
|Russians under pressure|
Late in the game the Austrians tried to assault the farm on the French left but were easily repulsed. With the position clearly a poor one for the allies they opted to quit the field leaving the victorious French holding both farms.
An interesting and decisive battle. It was a bold gambit by the outnumbered Allies but they failed to support the main attack by their cavalry, thus allowing the French to commit their reserves as the main line was not under pressure.