|with the mat completed, I felt it was time for action! View from the French side overlooking the British positions.|
|French light cavalry anchoring their position.|
|The Portuguese troops awaiting the start of the battle. Their job was to advance and capture an important hill that would turn the French position.|
|Cacadores. Actually British rifles but you get the idea!|
|British units at their start line.|
|Sir Arthur Wellesley himself! Obviously wrong figure but none of my British generals are pained yet!|
|The British left. Also the main effort for the battle. Plan is to advance the left while demonstrating to the front and right. These troops would have the honor of the main advance.|
|view from the British left wing|
|The "warzone" terrain pieces fit nicely over my hexes. Going to purchase more of them.|
|The British advance!|
The French charge the British and score 2 hits. I had to end with the end of the melee there but will pick up later on in the evening. The British are going to be hard-pressed to get to their objectives with the French Cavalry patrolling the flanks.
|the 2 markers are hits and represent "block losses" The British cavalry units (disguised as American ACW Cavalry units) are only 3 blocks strong. So 3 hits and they're out! The first enagement of the battle goes the French way.|
|Action on the British left!|
The combat system is also fun and different so I can see myself playing this for many years to come, especially in the pressed-for-time world that I live in!
stay tuned for part II coming up after I read the rules over again :)