|The French pushed forward the voltigeurs of the 9th legere to occupy the farm|
and they were soon popping away at our allied line. However it would need
a bit more muscle than that to secure the objective regardless of how pretty
their uniforms were.
|The Duke, cool as ever, calmly ordered the 30th foot (yellow flag in the|
distance) to take the hill to their front whilst the 95th returned the fire of
the enemy skirmishers.
|Meanwhile I ordered my Prussian infantry to advance en-masse and what a|
splendid sight they made. WM's three units are in the front line while my own
bring up the rear.
|Here you can see that my infantry have already secured 'the rock' (the objective|
on this side of the table) while my cavalry get stuck into the enemy horse on the
|And here are WM's famous Leib Hussars about to make mincemeat of the|
|The fight for the farm begins in earnest and the 45th ligne have just occupied|
the buildings. They have plenty of support coming up including the Young
Guard and the Guard Marines both about to have their baptism of fire.
|On the French extreme left another cavalry battle is under way. The lancer|
/chasseurs seem keen to get to grips with the 11th Light Dragoons while
Austrian Hussars move up to support them.
|Although my Prussian infantry have siezed an objective they are starting to|
take casualties from artillery fire - steady mein children! These are WM's 10th
(1st Silesian) and 18th (6th Reserve) regiments.
|The 30th Cambridgeshires ascend the hill to take on the Austrian Jagers in a|
fire-fight. However the British have more support close at hand than the
Austrians due to their reserves being pinned in square.
|Having dealt with the Brunswick Hussars, the Leib Hussars have just ridden|
down a battery of Guard horse artllery - the Prussians are on a roll!
Part three to follow...