|My initial setup
The Turks and Sardinians started to use their artillery but to little effect and the whole Russian line moved forward yet again. I managed to move my artillery to the high ground and by the third turn had got them set up so they could fire over my troops heads and into the defending troops.
|Russian artillery set up at last
|Cavalry pre Charge
In these rules you have to write charges down before you carry them out. In this turn almost everything charged. There was a little discussion as I had my Cossacks charge into the rear of the Turkish cavalry who were also charging my hussars who were in turn charging the Turkish cavalry.
|The Clash of Cavalry
Thump! we all rolled dice and while I rolled High Ray did less well. I was able to win both cavalry battles, take both standards and kill or capture the Divisional commander.
|Cavalry Battle Aftermath
|The infantry pre-charge
|And after the charge.
At this stage though every division on the board was in need of a morale check due to routers. Everyone passed and we played one more turn. Nothing much changed in the overall battle and the allies conceded.
Big hefty Russian units can soak up damage while small Turkish and Sardinian ones cannot.
All reserves from all sides should be brought on as soon as possible.
Light Artillery is not as effective as the firer would hope. And has a much shorter range that I would first expect.
There are of course a number of personal observations about the people as opposed to the rules (myself Included), that I will not share. nothing negative more concerned with play style and preferences. They are probably because the others knew what to expect from the rules while I was far less familure with them.
Overall a decisive Russian Victory. 26 points to 6.
That's it for today I hope this came out readable and coherent. There is no guarantees of that though. I shall post again on Thursday. Until then take care and have fun. All the Best Clint.
Post Script: I am a winner! Many thanks to Anne O'Leary for her blog giveaway and Yippee I won something!