Sometimes you can try to be too clever: Last week I ran the scenario as I'd set it out and, although the game was quite a good one, it was all done and dusted before the reserves had arrived and if the game had continued the reserves were so unbalanced as to make the game not worth continuing. However, I promised you a report and here it is.Both sides deployed fairly conventionally. Graham decided to contest the bridge with a mixed force of cavalry and Legere, whilst Mark decided to cover the bridge with cavalry and assault the town with his all of his infantry.
The French move towards the town of Poca Estavavan.
They arrive in strength and occupy it before the British can intervene.
The British move to clear the town section by section, starting with the church section: The French hold out remarkably well and for almost the whole evening's play.
The British attack is developing nicely - the French are being outgunned in the village and the French battery, which has been shattered by the British guns, is about to be overrun.
On the French right, the Legere occupy the farm and form square to nullify the British cavalry advance then, with these offering covering fire, they bring up their own cavalry.
This shot was taken just prior to the glorious charge of the French cavalry that all but swept the British cavalry from the field. After this charge the French had the bridge and their cavalry had free roam of the field.