The Prussians arrived at both ends of the table in some force.
The initial Prussian deployment distance of 12" from the Russian lines - the Prussians appearing at close range out of the early morning darkness - allowed them to get in amongst the outlying villages before the Russians could respond.
At the end of play the Prussians were contesting two villages and the Russians were only just clinging on.
Even with so many Prussians being deployed from the start I (playing Russian) couldn't make my mind up where to send reinforcements. I think this scenario will be a fire fighting exercise by the Russians. They will have to launch counter attacks somewhere to have any chance of a win - which always makes attack / defence games more interesting.
Peter and I decided that the game had worked so well that it would be a shame to have Graham join in at the half way point next week. So this morning I reset the game so we will can all play it again from the start, and to a conclusion over the next couple of gaming nights.