With the new arrival of my daughter Aimee in the last couple of weeks my wargaming has come to a understandable standstill so I have taken the opportunity to put the pictures up from our second Napolionic game played abit back while I have a moment from nappy changing and burping.
The game as usual was used using Blackpowder rules pitting my French against my dads Austrians. For this game I had a new Brigade in the shape of four battalions of Old Guard with a 12pdr gun and attached regiment of guard horse. Also new was a brigade of three Hussairs units. The game ended in a draw but at the end I was just starting to break the Austrian centre as the Guard broke the Austrian Grenadiers. Both our armies lost a brigade each with a couple of other brigades wavering on the brink on each side. Here are the pictures of the action.
French line infantry and Old Guard in attack columns ready to close the distance with the enemy.
The Austrian Grenadiers move forward to face the columns of french after the Austrian line infantry blundered and moved or fled as I put it back towards the table edge. Maybe the sight of such glorious columns put the frightenedrs on them!
My new Hussairs cover the French left wing
The French columns make progress all be it slowly across the open ground, despite failing orders been in a French attack column allows you to make a single move.
Austrian Ulans and Hussairs sweep around to threaten the French right flank.
Austrian artillery fire round shot into the advancing French columns aiming to disrupt the advance to little effect.
As the French line infantry change formation into lines to engage in a fire fight the French Cuirrasiers move from there hidden position behind the hill to threaten the Austrian infantry. This order I miss judged and ended up moving them far to far and into point blank range of the Austrian infantry..oops
Although it did look impressive.....
On the right flank the fight for the village starts as the Jäger occupy the buildings the French skirmishes try to flush them out with no joy.
The French Cuirassiers get away with their error as the Austrian musket fire is well poor and cause little in the way of casualties. Seen the French Cuirrasiers makes their Austrian counterparts have a rush of blood and a blunder sees them storm three moves towards the French heavy cavalry.
The massed ranks of infantry engage in a deadly fight for the centre of the battlefield.
The French view,
And the Austrian view
The French Currasiers announce a charge against the infantry who form square so the Currasiers pull back away from the square, who are left to the mercy of the French guns on the hill at short range, the result was the Austrian Square breaking. The Austrian Hussairs were also destroyed by a second unit of Currasiers before reforming back behind the a french line.
After the French line Brigade was broken by the Austrian Grenafiers, the Old guard charged home and after a couple rounds fighting broke the Grenadiers brigade.
With the Austrian centre weakened the French Chasseur a Cheval move into the support of the old Guard brigade.
The Austrian Yager managed to hold onto the buildings as a French attack column failed to drive them out after rounds of fighting. The threat of the Austrian Dragoons forces a unit of French infantry into square as the French right flank comes under increasing pressure although they do have a brigade of Dragoons in support behind the hill. The Austrian light cavalry brigade retreats behind the Austrian infantry lines after been shot at continually by tne French artillery after failing assault the gun position.
The end battlefield with both sides fighting to a stalemate. The French maybe just had the edge after the sucess in the centre of the battlefield.