|The Battle of Aufeld. 10' x 6' table, each square 1' x 1'.|
Some areas of terrain are labelled as a map key.
The only points to note about the terrain are that all hills are gentle, the 2 main towns are classed as 'urban', the ruined monastery is classed as 'rustic', and that due south of Aufeld the Sulzbach changes from a stream (to the east) into an impassable river (to the west).
|The night before the battle. |
The troops are laid out in review awaiting the whims of their respective commanders.
|The game commences. The Prussians move forward on their left flank, whilst the Austrians are refusing their right and going all-out on their left. I had my doubts about those Napoleonic-style infantry columns, but kept my thoughts to myself.|
|The unexpected battalion of jaeger in the monastery are assaulted by Austrian infantry and dismounted dragoons. They were of course soon overcome, but had delayed and diverted the Austrian attackers from their main task.|
|Austrian artillery positions south of Aufeld. Prussian jaeger have pushed forward in a delaying action, but were to be quickly dispersed once canister from the Austrian guns got their range.|
|Austrian grenadiers in column of battalions advance, with Aufeld across the river to their right.|
|The stirring sight of the Prussian grenadiers on the Aufeldsberg. They would soon be committed to a spoiling attack on the Austrians, which would cost them dear.|
|Austrian artillery fire has cleared Aufeld temporarily. |
The poor quality Freikorps and allied units in this area huddle in its shelter trying to sort themselves out.
|Aufeld, blasted by artillery, is vacant and the Austrian infantry finally closes in.|
|The pressure appears to be telling on the Austrian commanders. The Prussian determination to play the game in the Austrian half of the table is creating a serious situation on the Prussian right.|