The two sides choose contrasting strategies for the battle. The French opted to place most if the infantry against the town and to use their cavalry / artillery to delay the enemy. The Allies did not contest the town initially but looked to isolate it by attacking the flanks. Both sides deployed their cavalry on their right, so they were not initially opposing each other.
|long view from the French left
|The French horse opposite the Swedes forming the allies left
|Allied horse looking to sweep around the town and turn the French left
|The town is secure
After a considerable delay the Russians launched a limited attack against the French in the town but were halted by some accurate musket and artillery fire without being able to launch a series assault.
The major allied effort was against the French left where they hoped to sweep around the town and isolate the troops garrisoning it. The advance was a steady one which allowed the French to feed troops from the right and centre to oppose the attack.
The initial cavalry clash favoured the Allies as their Russian cuirassiers routed their opposite numbers, but their blood-up they pursued off the table and took no further part. In the second clash the French dragoons triumphed over the Swedes and so left the Allies unable to contest the flank.