The French army was commanded by Marshall Saxe (Paul Stevenson, aided by Paul T) and the army of the Pragmatic Alliance by Prince Charles of Lorraine of Austria (Dave Jarvis) and the British General Sir John Ligonier (Conrad Cairns). Saxe had nearly completed his campaign to take Flanders and was threatening to invade the Netherlands The allies took up a position next to Liège with the Dutch under Waldeck on the left from Liège to Rocoux, the British and Hanoverians in the centre and the Austrians on the right almost to the River Jaar. In the real battle the main French attack went against the Dutch who held the line between Rocoux and Liege. The Dutch were heavily outnumbered and after a stout defence were swept away. The Allied line began to give way while the Austrians made no attempt to against against the French left wing. The French were victorious but the Allies escaped destruction.
The scenario allowed for 14 turns before nightfall. All the villages were classed as being fortified. If the Allies could hang on until the end of turn 14 then they would be able to claim a moral victory of sorts. The Austrian contingent was not allowed to permit any French troops to get between it's right flank and the table edge as they were somewhat fixated by keeping their line of retreat open. Above, the field battle before the action commenced. Conrad scratching his head wondering what to do perhaps with his wing being outnumbered more than 2:1?