Nick brought his beautifully painted Prussians to increase the value of my garage substantially. (doubled the value in fact!) So we also took the opportunity to play a game. A nice simple scenario, two identical forces are marching towards each other and have to capture the hills to pave the way for the main body. (the vanguard of their respective Prussian armies- yes it was Prussians vs Prussian, although Nick says the Russians are a work in progress!)
Two Hussar Regiments, 6 Infantry battalions, 1 Cuirassier each, 1 Dragoon and two guns was the total OOB for both sides. Equal forces- it always happened historically didn't it?
|The Prussian Light Cavalry leading the column. Which one? Both of course!|
|1st Brigade of Infantry|
|One Prussian C in C.|
|Such Prussian order!|
|Look at all those flags- I think it's Frederick celebrating another victory!|
|Cuirassiers and Dragoons|
|View of the table, Prussians at the top, Prussians at the bottom.|
|The armies deploy in a race to capture the hills|
In the end , guess what?...it was a Prussian victory. ... and a Prussian defeat. Good one Frederick! No wonder he was 'the Great'- able to win and be defeated in the same battle!