The setup was very simple - each side began with 2 infantry and 1 cavalry divisions. There were three objectives to capture; a central farm complex, a prominent hill and a cross roads. The forces were a polyglot lot with French / Danish (the French) squaring off against Russians, Austrians, and Germans (the Allies).
|Long view from the French left|
|View from the French right|
|Half the Allied horse|
|Russians and Germans|
|Austrians ready to go|
|French forces opposite the Austrians|
|Danes ready to attack the farm|
Both sides advanced rapidly at the start of the game. The Austrians on the Allied right were the most cautious, lurking behind the crest of the prominent hill in search of a counter-punch. In the centre the Russians and Danish both advanced on the farm with the green hordes establishing a small foot hold.
|Russians contest the farm|
|Battle is joined|
|French take the hill|
|The hill is secure|
|Danes hanging-on in the farm|
So the game ended 2-1 to the French after several hours of fierce fighting. The pictures don't quite capture but there certainly is something about seeing 50+ large units of 28mm slugging it out.
Nice looking game proving that six generals are better than four!ReplyDelete