Above and below the armies deployed ready for battle
Russian right flank squashed against the river in a musketry duel with the Prussians.
Verdict: we manned up and played the game but the rules (der Kreigskunst) really don't do it for me or, for I suspect, an increasing number of other members. I know you can't blame the rules completely, but they make artillery far too powerful, favour a static defense, give Prussians superhuman powers, are very inflexible and clunky and IMHO a bit anal in terms of some silly and very non-18th C rules. But these were the rules of choice for the campaign and we have won some and lost some so it can't be all bad. The heat didn't help either and give it 3-4 months and we'll be complaining about the snow! However, and as a complete aside, one of the other rooms at the community centre is used by a pole-dancing class. You have to walk past it (several times in fact if you keep 'forgetting' stuff in the car) to get to our room and they always have the door open, so yesterday evening was especially hot in more ways than one!