So far the results have been almost historically accurate, save for the "blunder" table, which unbelievably in their moment of triumph, saw the British move off the hill they were defending. Luckily for them, Kellerman's Brigade was in such bad shape they couldn't exploit.
|French massing for the attack!|
|French Fusiliers marching towards the British!|
|Kellerman's Brigade with the Grenadiers|
|My unfinished British atop the hill, waiting for the French to attack.|
|Royal Artillery in action!|
|Kellerman's Brigade rated "8" moves into position|
|The British left.|
|Marching into destiny.|
|British taking casualties from musket fire|
|French taking casualties from just about everything. The Chasseur a Pied Battalion would be out of the fight almost as soon as it began.|
|Sacre Bleu! Look at those casualties! British "First Fire" rule and the Artillery are earning their pay.|
|Break-test determines the Chasseurs withdraw. So the Grenadiers move up to the front. The artillery is setting up this turn as well.|
|On the French right, the fusiliers are victims of enemy artillery fire as well. They pass their morale save, but are themselves disorganized moving up. Meanwhile, the other battalions form a column.|
|My legere charge into the British. This combat would last 2 rounds, with the French getting the worst of it.|
|The Grenadiers are sharp! Instead of charging, they advance to close range and fire into the British.|
|British Command blunder. So after winning the hand to hand, the brigade is forced off the hilltop (it was a Brigade order).|
|Kellerman wisely holds his Grenadiers in place as he attempts to rally and organize the rest of the Brigade...they are scattered all over!|
|Kellerman rallying the Legere. They lose 1 casualty.|
French Attack Columns: Deploy your French in attack columns off the bat so they receive the bonus and can get into action quicker
Artillery: Use your artillery every step of the way. If you have more than 1 battery, try to time it where 1 battery moves while the other fires. This ensures a steady stream of fire on the enemy. Hopefully the casualties are inflicted by the time your troops get there.
Reserves: Keep your reserves close behind your front troop lines. That way they lend "support" to the guys fighting in front.
Can't wait to play the second half of the battle. If Kellerman can get his act together, it's going to be a whole new fight on the backside of the hill! Tune in!