|The Austrian right wing. The troops in the centre can just be seen in the distance.|
|The French right; a brigade of cavalry of dubious quality.|
|The French centre before it began its advance.|
|The Austrian left wing cavalry advanced to the stream. Two regiments of elite hussars accompanied by a poorer regiment of emigres, the Hussars de Rohan.|
|My central brigade spent most of the battle hesitating and doing nothing spectacular. I should have deployed my cannon elsewhere to give them a better field of fire but hey ho!|
|More of the swirling cavalry melee.|
|On my right I pushed the infantry straight ahead using a 'forwards' order to try and close with the French before they could gain the advantage of the hedge line and sunken track. It worked well except I left my artillery behind.|
|French skirmishers trading shots (and winning) with my troops behind the hedge line on my right.|
|Meanwhile, in the centre, where I hadn't been able to move, John pushed the French into and through the woods, driving the O'Donnell Freikorps (in green) ahead of them. There were no Austrians between these troops and my baseline.|
John's cavalry was out of it, but mine weren't in a much better state. My centre was faltering, and although it survived its first faltering test I doubt it would have been so lucky the next time as the French were piling the pressure on in the centre and had held my attack on the right. A marginal French victory seemed the right outcome for the game.
Good game I think. Thanks to John for coming over. I was knackered but a pleasant way to spend the afternoon. No more games for a week or so but Border Reiver in Gateshead is on Saturday.