|Just to prove I was there (second from right)|
So FRENCH 37 Victory Points to only 7 for the ALLIES! Neither side gained much for taking the opposition's high ground (area gained) but the French scored highly for complete destruction of enemy units and objective locations either held or gained.
The Allies attributed their losses chiefly to the highly effective French light cavalry. The Guard Lancers were Elite, and "shock" in the first round of melee. Line Lancers were also "shock" in the first round. Providing shock cavalry win a melee they automatically destroy what remains of the enemy infantry unit. We think this is too drastic and will change it to "rout" the remainder. Kevin is resistant to reducing the effect of Lancers since the real QB refight will depend on it, but the role of the Guard Light cavalry will be very restricted in our refight. (I encouraged Kevin to place them "up front" in this test just to prove the point). The Allies did have British Foot Guards on the table early so also had some very good troops and used them to hold on a long time.
|All three Imperial Guard Lancer "squadrons" arranged by Graham for attack|
by squadron column
|Allied cavalry "cautiously" sweep down hill|
|Looking down from the Ramskapelle Heights on the swirling cavalry attacks|
|The French Foot artillery batteries mostly occupied key ridge-top positions|
|Once some of these French battalions had lost their leader and broke from|
losses it proved far too difficulty to rally them off table
|But this rather poor photo shows the 1st Chasseurs coming back for more |
late in the game
|Clipboard in hand Kevin was the tireless match official!|
|The victorious General Reille used up his reroll!|