And so finally...
|Striped units are cavalry, triangles are artillery.|
3.Left Flank Cavalry
|Ready for action.|
|With the armies set up in close proximity, fighting commenced straight away. |
Here the Prussian cavalry gets stuck in, brushing aside the Austrian light troops then
charging 2 artillery batteries in flank.The grenadiers arrive in the background.
|The Austrians attacked across the valley and the clash was bloody: my rules are designed to move things along quickly. By move 3 this was the result - 4 out of 6 attacking Austrian infantry units done for. You can see 3 of them fleeing back over the ridge to the right of the photo. The Prussians had been pushed back from their positions but had only lost one unit. The Austrian cuirassiers in the foreground were supposed to sweep the opposing Freikorps and Hussars from the field before attacking the Prussian flank - an idea that didn't work out due to poor command rolls.|
|The main Austrian cavalry force, led by their dithering commander, didn't react quickly enough to stop the Prussian grenadiers getting over the bridges. The grenadiers deployed into line and advanced, leaving the opposing cavalry with little choice but to steadily give way.|
|A rather bare looking Austrian centre. The Austrian cuirassiers have at last been successful, but without infantry support they can do nothing against the Prussian infantry behind the ridge. However, the Prussians themselves can do little more than shelter in the dead ground behind the ridge crest, which is still swept by Austrain artillery fire from 3 batteries. In the background the lines of opposing infantry reform after confused fighting on the Prussian left flank.|
|Final positions after 5 moves. Prussian fire and the unstoppable advance of the Prussian grenadiers have triumphed, with the Austrian reserve seen bested in the background. The Austrians had lost 12 out of 22 units, and so their army was officially broken under my rules. The Prussians had lost 6 out of 19.|
|Those funny coloured uniforms are Dutch Army.|
|I think the tripods are bit too high, but I only had standing figures available.|
The Timecast house is also complete, as you can see. I think it makes a believable
airfield office/workshop, as well as being a useful general building to add to my collection.
|These guys look angry. Should be perfect for storming that airfield. |
But how many can you get in a Ju-52?
|How many chutes to drop a dinosaur?|