The !809 Campaign has started. French and Austrian armies are all advancing towards Various objectives and positions, with both sides awaiting the show down that would soon erupt. Further North two reconassance forces one French one Austrian are out looking for any sign of the enemy forces, as they stumble upon each other the scene is set for a clash of empires.
The introduction was read out by Postie. A Curtain was put between the French and the Austrians so we could not see what the opposing forces were doing. Lee and Myself took the French part and Smiffy and Surgit took the Austrians. WE had to start the game in march columns and advance the way we were going. I guess they had to as well so no whining but as we had cavalry I do wonder why they were not sent to scout and the Infantry to slowly creep forward. But Postie said we couldn't and As I know very little of this period am not in a position to discuss the tactics.
|The screen goes up and Both me and Smiffy charge with our light cavalry.|
|I win with the first cavalry charge and am out of position.n|
|Despite being in a better position I loose the Second Light Cavalry charge|
And Smiffy is then out of position.
|Postie explaining something.... No Idea what it was!|
|My Heavy Cavalry at the far left wing! A lot of moving and squeezing Past Lee to get to them.|
|Smiffys cavalry so far out of position that he has busted through the French line and now faces 2 more Cavalry units of mine.|
|All Three Cavalry units charge |
His One Light Cavalry against my two medium cavalry
Including one hitting his flank.
|Bye Bye all smiffy's Light Cavalry.|
|My Heavy Cavlry Clash with Surgit's Heavy Guard Cavalry. |
It works out about even on the dice rolls
|Then the dice are rolled|
My heavy cavalry are forced Back and with 2d6 needing as high as possible
|I roll a 4.|
Which means they all flee.
|Lee poor chap had his left wing hanging in the air so formed squares.|
|The most of front line is forced to form squares|
|I was able to use my remaining cavalry to hold Of Smiffy|
|Lee had to Hang on the best he could|
|The last of My Cavalry on the left flank charged by two Guard Cavalry.|
|Lee by the only ventilation. In the shed.|
|Ray turned up and put clothes pegs on Posties Ears|
No Idea why it must be a
Kentish man thing
Their weird that side of the river.
|Deadlock on the left flank as Smiffy refused to get in charge range|
And I was not willing to charge formed Infantry!
In Retrospect I should have just tried it!
|With No cavalry due to my poor morale check from earlier|
Lees infantry which did not form squares are
Charged by cavalry and cut to pieces.
|Postie Declares Surgit man of the match and the Austrians deserved winners.|
No complaints I was due a Loss at the shed of war. And this time I got a thumping.
I return to the shed of war next weekend and will probably get another thrashing ...... Ooh err!
Thanks for reading guys and more again on Tuesday.