|The original map from Charge!, with the position of the redoubt added in.|
|My representation. Table size 7.5' x 6'.|
Infantry Brigade, General Kornberg, 4 infantry battalions, 1 field battery.
Light Cavalry Brigade, General Sapt, 2 hussar regiments.
Heavy Cavalry Brigade, General Fuchs, 1 cuirassier regiment, 1 dragoon regiment.
2 light infantry battalions, independent.
Electoral Forces - Commander, Herzog Johann.
Infantry Brigade, The Erbprinz, 4 infantry battalions, 1 field battery.
Infantry Brigade, General Steinzeit, 4 infantry battalions, 1 field battery.
Heavy Cavalry Brigade, General von Luckner, 2 cuirassier regiments, 1 dragoon regiment.
Light Cavalry Brigade, General Montmort, 3 hussar regiments.
2 light infantry battalions (independent).
1 horse artillery battery (independent).
All units were classed 'regular', apart from any cuirassiers and the Electoral horse battery who were classed 'superior'. General von Luckner was deemed to be 'dashing', whilst General Sapt was declared 'dithering'.
As with the original battle, it was obvious that only a fighting withdrawal would offer the Imperial forces any hope of victory. Any attempt to fight a pitched battle would end in tears. For the Electoral forces, an attack down their right flank was an obvious move, as the other flank was blocked by the impenetrable marsh.
|Left to right - Craig & Paul (Electoral forces), Roy & Steve (Imperial forces).|
Apologies to Nick - he joined in on the Electoral side but got missed out on the photos.
|A close up of the first close combat of the game. Imperial infantry are seen making |
all speed back towards Sittangbad covered by the Zamoyski battalion in the redoubt.
All 4 infantry battalions seen here were painted by Stuart Asquith and gifted to me in 2016 (see this post).
|Craig keeps up the pointing tradition in fine style. |
Bad things are happening to the Imperial cavalry just out of shot to the left...
|...as we see here. The Electoral heavy cavalry have engaged decisively and the Imperial dragoons |
are backed up unsupported against the northern outskirts of Sittangbad.
|The game enters a crucial stage, and banter is set aside for a short while.|
|The new Electoral plan appears to be working. Note that 2 of the Electoral hussar regiments have dismounted to join the attack on Eisenberg village. The 2 units of Imperial Grenzers are surrounded and doomed to destruction or surrender.|