Sunday, 19 November 2017

Rematch!

And here is the truth of the matter... what really happened during the re-match!!

Teams would be the same. Scenario would be the same. This scenario.

As is tradition.... the British Commanders hit the rum hard to prepare. Although.... one of the French Commanders also snuck over for a wee swig! ;-)

Then it was on with the French seizing initiative - onwards cry the Commanders, the drums begin and the glorious forces of Napoleon steadfastly march forward ready for battle.

As for the British... order, countermand & new orders create confusion & chaos clogging up the roads. Before they know it, the British Line Battalions are at the fore facing French Cavalry unsupported! 

A few British blunders and heroic French charges ensure initiative firmly remains with the French and the British quickly find themselves surroundedwhilst still within their own deployment area!!

The cannons are rolled up to point blank range. French columns close the noose..... and the first British break.

The only saving grace for the British was the ability to roll 6's when shooting.... disordering the French columns poised to roll up the British flank.

It only delayed the inevitable though as the British Commanders concede and withdraw their battered forces. 

Another victory for the French. And me :-)

Here are the photos (the Russian troops are pretending to be British Light Infantry & Portuguese Cacadores)