|There is tension also for Blucher as the Silesian (aka Death-Star) Landwehr|
take a pasting from Tony's guns. They took similar punishment in the next turn
but despite their 'C' class status did not rout.
|The fight for the rock is in full swing. There is more cavalry action in the|
foreground with East Prussian cuirassiers about to clash with the French DK's.
Across the table Tony has pulled his men out of square and looks set to attack.
|A full view of the table at the end of turn 7.|
|The cavalry melee looks even with one casualty each. Meanwhile the Leib|
Hussars have finally been routed (despite which they still get my 'man of the
|The Young Guard rout the Russian Grenadiers. This was the high water|
mark for the forces of the emperor. Wellington looks on "Make ready guards!".
|Despite the success of the Young Guard the situation for the French is critical.|
The Old Guard have voluntarily withdrawn behind the 45th ligne who are now
taking the full fury of the British rifle and artillery fire.
|On the British flank the Blues&Greys are in action. Big men on big horses|
with lots of pluses on their die rolls!
|WM makes one last effort to take the hill by deploying the Musketeer regiment|
No4 Hoch-Und Deutschmeister. But too little too late, those Cambridgeshires
are going nowhere.
|The emperor gets ready for one last throw of the dice by combining the remnants|
of the Old Guard with those of the Guard Marines. This is the first time we have
used the rule that allows two units under half strength to combine into one unit.
|Turn 8 game over and all three objectives are in allied hands. Here WM's|
18th (6th Reserve) regiment proudly wave their flag in a victory salute.
|Straight from a copy of Minitaure Warfare circa 1972? WM's DK Garde|
du Corps. Fittingly not a feather was ruffled on these fine fellows who stayed
in reserve throughout the game.
My thanks to my fellow players Tony, Goya and WM for a great game and to Mrs S for lunch.