So another convincing loss this time. It's funny (well actually it isn't) that my capacity to consistently roll badly at a the most critical of situations is depressing. My game hinged on the downfall of one failed charge, and from there it was all downhill. The only units that seemed to actually perform were the Landwere which held, then fled, then won against one battalion of french.
Next time gadget, next time.
Andrew has been persuaded to provide his thoughts on each of the engagement photo's. They may make more sense to the reader than my poorly worded recordings.
|1: The troops deployed for battle. I out scouted the french 45 to 27, so Andrew|
had to deploy his troops first. Which while it seems to be to my advantage
|2: My perfidious french opponent!|
|3: Each game these lads have managed to be deployed. Nicely painted|
skirmishers. Can't recall what troop type they were.
|4: french left flank advancing.|
|5: french centre/right advancing.|
|6: My Prussians deciding to commit to battle. The brave or perhaps|
foolish Landwere advance. The dodgy raw lancers struggle across
the stream before being shellacked by shells from the artillery,
|7: french being cunning and staggering their approach.|
|8: My Prussian right flank advances, being very aggresive.|
|9: Landwere adopt line with the view to shoot their opponent off the|
battlefield. Which wasn't that successful.
|10: Up in the top right photo, the critical engagement that determined|
the mood for the rest of the battle. Succeeded to charge (5+).
Took one casualty from shooting needed to roll (2+), failed.
|11: The Landwere actually survived two rounds of close combat.|
Eventually fleeing after receiving the worse in hand to hand.
|12: Lots of fleeing/routing Prussians. Another successful charge,|
another failed close combat, automatically disadvantaged due to
fighting veteran french.
|13: Cavalry positioning for advantage.|
|14: Landwhere routing.|
|15: Lancers about to take another shellacking.|
|16: french cavalry breakthrough, routing the artillery. Hussars engage|
|17: The Landwhere (last turn) chasing off a french battalion.|
Typical where a raw battalion performed better than trained troops.
The constant of my bad die rolling (or good for the Landwere).
|18: french breakthrough in the centre. Artillery crew have run off.|
My left side battalions are now horribly exposed.
|19: Fleeing Prussians everywhere.|
|20: The death knell. The french cavalry now in the position to roll|
up the Prussian infantry, with very little I can do to stop them.
In the course of writing these comments I've concluded your tactics (and organisation) have become increasingly French and mine have become increasingly more Prussian. Since the Prussian tactics imitated the French during the 1812 to 1815 period it's not a big deal. Just ironic imitating people who are imitating you. Now I'm confused.
Another game planned for Monday next week and perhaps even another later in the week.