The terrain is very simple to set up, basically is is open, with a couple of woods on the flanks, no ambushes this week!
|Russians on the left, Swedes the right.|
|First blood to the Russian cavalry|
The Swedes won the initiative and decided to attack, which suited me as my lower rated commanders would have difficulty managing a co-ordinated advance. I therefore relied on Hold orders for the infantry although the cavalry did venture forward on the flanks. The Russian artillery proved its worth from the start, out-ranging the Swedish guns they were able to disorder the advancing battalions before the Swedes could reply. Indeed, when my cavalry repulsed the first Swedish cavalry attacks I allowed myself a brief glimmer of optimism.
|The Swedish infantry stand firm|
|The front lines prepare to cross bayonets|
|The Horse Grenadiers are driven off|
|Trying to rally the troops|
|The end is nigh!|
1 Attached commanders aiding recovery from rout/disorder
2 Units interpenetrated by units of an equal or better quality had to check for disorder
seem to have worked well and will be written into the rules.