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My opponent so far has no nation, so let´s call it the prussian army. 12 btaillons with 4 guns and three regiment of cavalry. The plan of my opponent was obvious, his strong right Flügel was supposed to crush everything in front of it.
His force was so strong that he had to deploy it in a deep formation, nonetheless his attack took so much room that he also faced my grenadiers defending Jägersdorf.There was little doubt that my left wing would be crushed. He also attacked my center, held by a medium batterie and my guard brigade , and my right wing with the Langstrumpf brigade, screened by the attached Chasseurs de l´orange (this is the view from the Prussian side)
The Cavalry clashed
in front of my Weihnachtsbaum. Both hussars unit routed, showing the supremacy of metal over plastic. His right wing went in strong, but the infantry did not wait for his artillery, so after we exchanged our first volleys he casualty rate was rather low.In front of Jägersdorf the attacking troops suffered heavily from the Kartätschen fire (we split the fire of the battery cause it made more sense to us).
The bataillon of light Infantry in line formation engaged the Chasseurs, and their accurate fire killed two skirmishers. Much to their surprise that made the Langstrumpf brigade leave their position. For their surprising success they will receiving a hopefully good looking flag. Actually the Langstrumpf brigade was ordered to move to a new position behind Jägersdorf, as the left flank of the Knobelland army was pushed back. The brigade Roi had suffered alarming losses, while the dragoons only had their skimishers engaged. Nonetheless they were the first to move away from the enemy getting caught in column formation. When all hope was lost the Prussian suffered a severe settback: a unit dispersed due to the heavy gun fire and the grenades thrown by the defenders of Jägersdorf (grenadiers from Frontranks WSS line)
, and the whole brigade retreated 18“.
In the center of the battlefield another unit perished,
and while their comrades continued to fight, the commander was shocked by the sight of the massacre (actually it was quite late), so he ordered a general withdrawl.
We both used the Prussian rules for command changes and movement, it was much more fun this way.
Last Edited By: tattergreis Jan 3 15 7:45 PM. Edited 4 times