My opponent with the 'bible' of Napoleonic gaming (or was it the dead sea scrolls?)
The initial layout
The Allied lines - the lighting in A's wargaming room is not brilliant , hence the quality of some of the photos varies.
The french attack sets of - full of hope at this point.
Dutch-Belgium troops await the onslaught.
Hanoverian line on the flank , the object of my attack.
My attack goes in
And breaks the Hanoverians ! - savour this picture of my success , as it all went down hill from then on !.
Having routed the raw Hanoverians my columns met the only British unit on the table (69th Foot) and recieved heavy fire from them when trying to charge and were defeated!
On the other flank A's troops appear from the woods .
In the centre my attack comes to a halt - told you it got worse !.
Veiw from behind the Allied lines.
In the centre his cavalry counterattack my faltering troops !
My right flank attack falls back , the poor quality of this photo is due I think to the tears wetting the camera lens .
The victor .
My Army was totally defeated , due to superior generalmanship (he typed with gritted teeth ) (b****y luck dice rolls !) . A good game, my cavalry tryed to save the day towards the end but were shoot to pieces , I had to make do wth a unit of French Vetern Cuirassier routing some Raw Dutch- Belgium Hussars !. Rules worked well although they do feel the strain in bigger battles than this I think . The figures were all from A's collection and were mainly Perry Miniatures and the French Wargames Foundry. A great night out Huzza !.