|And they're off! The Prussians grind forward, whilst the Austrians deploy their infantry into line and |
commence a threatening flanking move with their cavalry.
|Prussian fusiliers move forward through Hermsdorf.|
|Roy used his superior cavalry to much greater effect than the players in the original battle.|
Whilst the cuirassiers and hussars move in, the dragoons circle out to the Austrian extreme right,
to exploit the inevitable victory.
|The Prussians shake out into line. I misjudged the positioning of my infantry flank guard, |
which was to have disastrous consequences.
|Overview as the game entered its middle phase. In the background the Austrian cavalry is poised for success.|
The Austrian infantry are nicely deployed, and the Prussian guns begin to engage.
|Roy assumes an expression of appropriate smugness as the Prussian cavalry goes under.|
The Austrian dragoons on the left of the picture are ready for the exploitation phase.
|Oh dear me. There don't appear to be any Prussian cavalry left!|
And there is nothing between the Austrian cavalry and my gun line!
|The Prussian infantry plough on, hoping for a miracle. |
But with no advantage in quality or numbers, a successful frontal attack seems unlikely.
|By the next move, a grenadier unit has to turn around to face the cavalry threat to the Prussian flank and rear.|
The orange dice indicate a number of attacking Prussian units are already weakened by Austrian fire.
|End phase. Everything starts to go horribly wrong for the Prussians as the Austrian hussars |
prepare to charge the hurriedly re-deploying (and horribly exposed) Prussian guns.
|Well, that wasn't supposed to happen. A sequence of murderously effective Austrian volleys sweeps |
a swathe of Prussian infantry units from the table in front of Mollwitz.
|A further overview as the game ends on move 7. |
The Prussians have been comprehensively defeated.
|Oops. Where did all the Prussian infantry go?|