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Saturday, 16 April 2022

Battle in the mist

 Today, we were supposed to have Mick back for 7 Years war, but he wasn't available, and Phil was off doing Bolt Action with his French!

That left Lawrence and me! - and my camera kept coming up with 'Card Error', so I had to return to the old one. Sorry we are back to odd coloured pictures!

My Prussians (right) were defending again, but the French couldn't deploy in the flank zones either!

I was concerned by the large left wing cavalry force facing my right.
In front of them, the Swiss, the bane of the Prussian army!
The other wing was led by Rgt Alsace, flanked by French infantry in their centre.
The French led off with Rgt Turpin.
Cuirassiers and Chevaux Legeres followed.
The whole French infantry line lumbered forward!
My right wing horse got a single dragoon regiment to deploy out!
I did get two regiments on the hill facing the Swiss.
My left got KR3 moving, flanked by the Frei Korps.
The Swiss began their assault on the hill, I was lucky, most of their fire went high!
The French right took damage... 
...from my gun batteries.
The Swiss were taking heavy casualties attacking my regiments on the hill.
I advanced another regiment in the centre to help protect the flank of the men on the hill.
I also got IR6, the Potsdam Grenadiers out to face the big French cavalry wing.
The French right wing led by one of the two incompetent brigadiers in the French army (we had none!) ...only got the Austrian Hussars moving.
Rgt Alsace destroyed one of my gun batteries and damaged my Grenadiers.
Rgt Turpin tried to slip past IR6...
...the rest of the French horse massed to attack in support of them.
The French hussars bypassed the Grenadiers, but this left them flanked by my Hussars.
They gallantly moved to engage my Dragoons who were still deploying.
My Hussars charged and caught them.
I routed them easily, but during the pursuit, my Hussars ran into the Cuirassiers du Roi!
My brave Hussars were routed, of course.
On the hill, my infantry was more than holding its own against the Swiss.
My centre was doing well too.
The Swiss tried again and again to storm the hill.
They were pinned at the bottom by the Prussian fire.
Regiment Alsace on the French right was also hung up.
On my left, KR3 smashed into Austrian regiment Trautmannsdorf!, having chased off the Austrian Hussars, they broke the Austrian heavies.
Regiment Beyreuth caught KR3 during the pursuit and chased the survivors away.
The Swiss finally got a good volley on my men on the hill, but my men stood their ground.
In the centre, the French infantry were looking shaky.
At this point, the French ceded the battle.
They had taken heavy losses in infantry...and had failed to take the hill, and the French right wing horse was in danger of being overrun, mainly due to their useless commander!

So, a Victory for Prussia - and when I got home, I changed the SD card in my favourite camera, and it works. Just hope it does next week too!

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