|Tony's splendid new DK Bavarian troops advancing on the|
village of Unterlaichling. This village changed hands several
times and was the focus of our main attack.
|The Austrians wait patiently for the French to come on. They|
have a strong position anchored on a line of villages and woods.
The infantry figures in this shot are all S-Range (I think).
|This photo shows the French right as the Bavarians near their|
objective. They are supported in the centre by French infantry.
|The French left flank. These units are all under the command|
of Davout. They are pushing up through difficult terrain
(mostly woods). Not much use for artillery or cavalry here.
|The Austrian line looks solid and determined and I'm sure they|
must have had a few maxim guns because their fire was pretty
devastating (I discovered to my cost that Austrian infantry use
5 dice when firing rather than the usual 4!).
|This is about as far as I got before my units started to melt away|
and Goya began to rack up an impressive VP score.
|For one brief moment Tony managed to take Unterlaichling|
again - but it was only brief. The French units in the centre
were unable to make any further headway .
|With our infantry a spent force Tony led a mad dash with our|
cavalry against the Austrian left. Spectacular, but it was
never going to turn the tide.
Tony had come up with a clever rule amendment that allowed us to play the game without using any cards. The result was play that felt much more like a conventional wargame than the usual C&CN affair.
|Marshal Davout now with added gloss.|
As for marshal Davout, well he didn’t exactly excel but I have decided to spare him from the bleach bath anyway and, after a touch-up to his paint work, he has been deemed fit to join my other French commanders.