Here's 1 of the battles we had just before the new year. The battle was roughly based on the Eckmuhl scenario from GdB. Cameron was commanding the Austrian forces while David jnr and myself were in control of the French. This was my 2nd time of trying the scenario and the 1st time I was gubbed by Robert after some initial success.
The French had to take both BUA's for victory and also the forest for a stunning victory. We didn't have 100% of the troops that were listed in the scenario so we filled in with what we had. After a short discussion with David I was charged with assaulting the church yard.
Austrian forces from Cameron's collection defending the village on our right (48 man Austrian battalions can look pretty frightening!).
Russian cuirassiers filling in for Austrian light cavalry exploiting our lack of French cavalry.
Minifig line (filling in as legere) getting caught in the open! I'm pleased to say that young David has finished 1 battalion of AB legere and is now well on the way to finishing a 2nd!
David's French look to be on the assault. David was given the task of taking the right hand village however it looked to be a very hard nut to crack.
After Cameron crushed my legere battalion he slowed down my assault by forcing more battalions into square. However the assault did continued if very slowly.
David seemed to be doing a merry dance in front of Cameron's position.
For some reason David didn't get to grips with Cameron's troops. It's an interesting scenario as the French have a superior force in quality however the numbers are pretty much balanced and the small Austrian cavalry unit serves as a wee bit of a head pickler for the French commanders.
My troops preparing to assault the church.
The assault finally went in and the 1st couple of battalions were given a bloody nose however next round I did manage to crack the defence taking the church and things were looking a little fragile on the Austrian left.
Young David was up against it on our right however Cameron's own assault thankfully faltered. In the end we ran out of time. We called it a draw or a tactical victory for Cameron. It was a really enjoyable game and both this game and the 1 with Robert raised some interesting questions especially over assaulting BUA's. It will be interesting to try it out again at some point when we have the right troops painted up.
To finish here are a couple of new French command bases by young David. These have been needed for a good while now!
Figures from Old Glory.