The French force comes under fire from the Allied gun as they move forward to attack.
The French Chasseurs open a lively fire against the gun crew .
Major Shandy organises the defence .
The 18th open fire on the French Hussars , as the French Chasseurs take cover behind the earthworks .
The French Hussars try to charge but suffer heavy casualties and rout from the melee. (lesson learnt - don't charge formed infantry frontally !)
The Chasseurs drive off the gunners !.
And then move forward to capture the gun !
They capture it ! , but the 18th charge them ! ( colour problems on this photo - due to sunshine streaming through the window !).
The Saxon LiebGrenadierGarde deploy ready to attack in support .
The infantry forces exchange volleys , and the French deployment becomes somewhat jumbled as the cavalry seeks to move around the flank .
The Irish drive off the Chasseurs and recapture the gun !.
Then reinforcements start to arrive ! . Too be continued .....