This is a short report on Wednesday's night's play.
I have reset the table since the solo play test by advancing Chotusitz almost to mid table and sliding it towards Chirkwitz pond; Chirkwitz pond has been shortened to keep the gap between it and Chotusitz constant; The Brslenka stream has been removed from the flank edge of the table making even more room for the cavalry to operate here.
Bitthyanyi, commanding the Austrian cavalry on the west wing ordered his men forward.
Down the hill they went, all full of hubris.
It's normally Peter who is King of the Ones but on this occasion he defied the dice.
Back up the hill the Austrians came, all full of holes.
The only way Graham was going to get these Prussians from the field was to let them chase him.
It was a disaster.
As they advanced Leopold's Prussian's slowly back stepped to buy time. Leopold's troops had force marched to Chotusitz and had been downgraded accordingly - outnumbered and tired, not a great combination.
A unit of Austrain hussars fancied their chances against Leopold's isolated guns (top left).
"Boom!" went the guns. "Ouch!" went the hussars. Graham began inspecting the dice he was using.
The Grenzers began shooting at demoralised Prussian cavalry that was milling in the streets and preventing further advances.
In the actual battle Chotusitz caught fire. Every time a unit fires a volley from inside Chotusitz I roll a d20. On a result of 1 a fire will start. It will spread, on major morale cards, on a 1 on d6.
Graham had stopped rolling ones.
That was a good point to end the session. We are part way through turn two and Frederick and his reinforcements are about to arrive. This is going to get very bloody.