|The French centre with Prussians and Bavarians in the distance.|
|The Prussian artillery would potentially dominate the battlefield.|
|The French cavalry before it blundered off in the wrong direction!|
|Some fast moving Prussians beat me to the church.|
|The Bavarians took their time advancing on their objective but still proved to be a nuisance.|
|A lone French 4pdr covering my extreme right.|
|Chasseurs making heavy going of crossing the river.|
|The Prussian attack in the centre developed slowly and John's Jager in the wood to the left were driven off by some snappy chassepot fire.|
On the Prussian right Johns Artillery blunted an advance by my troops trying to cross the river and occupy the church and farmhouses. At this point there were only cavalry and artillery facing them on this flank so it seemed like a good idea. Tell that to my shaken and disordered Zouaves as their bodies floated down the river after being shelled by the Prussians! Things got worse when my cavalry blundered and failed to cross the river as well! All this farting about gave the Prussians time to push a battalion into the church and some jäger into the vineyards.
In the centre the Prussian attack was slow in coming and eventually fizzled out although some progress was made against Champagne Farm by the Bavarians and supporting Prussians. They failed to get in though, despite giving the defenders a battering in the run up to their assault. Sniping by my Chasseurs in the wood to their flank lessened their enthusiasm slightly, er.... lots. The Prussians did manage to kill one of my brigadiers, meaning that the entire centre and right was without a commander for a turn.
|The Prussian Uhlans were broken after failing ALL their saves.|
|The Bavarian assault on Champagne Farm.|
|My dragoons running away.|
Meanwhile my Chasseurs a Pied were making no progress against the enemy in the church but the
Zouaves and Turcos were moving up in support. However, both of our cavalry brigades were somewhat battered, the Prussian assault in the centre had stalled and no progress was being made by the Bavarians against Champagne Farm.
We called it a night at this point. The Prussians had done better than last week but had still failed to dislodge the French from their ‘position magnifique’. A minor French victory I think, but probably a short lived one.
Looking forward to the coming weekend when I hope to be joining the other Wild Geese down in Kenilworth. I'm not putting a game on this time so will enjoy playing in some of the others.