The Napoleonic French were defending an enclosure with a wooded hill to their right and open terrain on their left, this is where my grandson deployed his cavalry. He placed his voltigeurs were in the woods and 5 battalions held the central enclosure, supported by a field gun.
I deployed my cavalry on my right, with 3 battalions and a field gun in the centre. My main attack, of 3 battalions, would try and move round the French right and then attack the enclosure from the flank.
|The French centre|
|The Voltigeurs skirmishing in the woods|
|The French cavalry advance|
It was at this point that disaster befell my forces. The French lancers, having driven Erbach from the field, succeeded in rallying from pursuit, reforming and were then in an ideal position to charge my remaining cavalry as it fell back from melee. (After three rounds of melee if there is no result, both sides fall back to reform) . Caught at a disadvantage my cavalry were destroyed and this left the infantry with their flank in the air. The reformed French cavalry now charged again and my centre disintegrated
|Happy days for the French cavalry|