When calculating the forces required I decided that a ratio of about 1:3 for infantry battalions and 1:5 for cavalry squadrons should work. The impact on the battle of the Austrian right wing under d'Aremberg was negligible as they made little effort to engage during the day, so with the exception of some cavalry (which I now regret being so generous about including) these were omitted from the Austrian line up. The Prussians were still outnumbered by 3:2 in infantry, 2:1 in cavalry and 5:4 in field artillery. To reflect the superiority of the Prussian infantry I made them all 'superior', while around a third of the Austro/Saxons foot were made 'inferior' to reflect the hammering they'd taken not long before at Hohenfriedberg. The trouble is that whether your little men are 'superior' or 'inferior' or somewhere in between their ability to take casualties is finite. The Allied cuirassiers were also 'superior' but were not allowed to counter charge in the game to represent the tactics followed on the day. There were too many Saxons on the table but overall the proportions were more or less right. I supplied the Prussians and a few Austrians and Saxons while Robbie supplied the bulk of the Austro/Saxon forces.
Day 2:I took command of the Prussians on Sunday, assisted by Ken. Guy and Co, assisted by Robbie, led the Austro/Saxon forces. My 'plan' was to refuse the left, pin the right and punch my way through the centre. Subtle it wasn't. I also didn't stick to it!
On the brink of victory the Prussian's assault had collapsed, so we had yet another Austrian victory, and a much more clear cut one too. A well deserved victory especially due to my mistake in not keeping the pressure on the Austrian left wing cavalry and running out of troops attacking in the centre.
Both games were excellent, and we managed to keep them going at a furious pace throughout each day's gaming. After the game I realised that I'd forgotten to apply some of the troop modifiers specific for this battle but I doubt they'd have made much difference. The Prussians were always going to have to work hard to manage a victory and all credit to them (and me) for piling the pressure on and certainly on Saturday getting so close. Having now played it twice I know how the Prussians can win and I am keen to give it another go soon. The rules worked very well for such a large multi-player game.
Thanks to Robbie for providing the bulk of the Austro/Saxon forces and for helping to umpire and 'advise' the Austrians (with varying degrees of effect), and to everyone who took part in the game on both days and played throughout in such good spirits and like gentlemen.