We diced for sides and John ended up with the Prussians. Neil took the Russian left and was CinC, and I took the troops in the wood and on the right. The forces were obviously scaled down by about half but the relative proportions remained the same and were as follows:
Prussians: CinC Lt Gen Lehwaldt(9)
Cavalry Brigade Duke of Holstein (9): 1 Dragoon, 2 Hussar
Cavalry Brigade Lt Gen Schorlemmer (8) 1 Hussar, 2 Dragoon
Infantry Brigade von Goltz (9) 1 Grenadier, 2 Line, 1 Garrison, 2 heavy guns, 1 btn gun
Infantry Brigade Graf zu Dohna (8) 1 Grenadier, 1 Line, 1 Garrison, 1 btn gun
The Prussians all had platoon fire and the Grenadiers were 'Valiant' while the Line were 'steady' and 'crack'. Both had 'superb drill' and were 'reliable'. The Garrison battalions were 'untested' but had 'platoon fire'. All Prussian infantry had 'first fire'.
Russians: Field Marshal Apraxin (5) Yes a 5!
Advance Guard General Sibilski (6): 2 Line, 1 Grenadier, 1 Hussar, 1 Cuirassier, 1 Horse Grenadier, 1 Cossack
Brigade Fermor (6):1 Grenadier, 2 Line, 1 heavy gun, 1 'secret' howitzer
Brigade Lopuhkin (7) 1 Grenadier, 5 Line, 1 btn gun
Brigade Browne (8):1 Cuirassier, 1 Cossack, 1 Grenadier, 2 Line, 1 heavy gun.
The Russian Grenadiers were 'Valiant' and 'stubborn' while the line infantry were 'Valiant'. This made them harder to break but they were to given first fire so were at a distinct disadvantage to the Prussians. Clearly the Russian command was abysmal. The CinC was a useless paltroon and his subordinates were little better except for General Browne.
The Prussians had surprised the Russian army as it was about continue its invasion of East Prussia. They were caught either in march column or waiting to form up. On seeing the Prussians appear out of the mist General Lopuhkin's brigade entered the extensive but not very dense woods. Fermor's brigade was behind the woods to the left and Browne's was acting as the rearguard behind the woods. Sibilski was already almost over the river apart from one battalion bringing up the rear.
Holsteins cavalry had not crossed the river and were facing Sibilski's troops. Goltz's brigade was over the river within musket shot of the woods. Dohna and Schorlemmer were on the Russian right facing Browne's brigade. The Prussians got the first move as they had caught the Russians on the hop!