|The Russian infantry advance|
|The cavalry clash on the Polish left|
|The Russian light cavalry are driven back|
On the Polish left the cavalry battle disintegrated into a confused melee with neither side being able to achieve a breakthrough. Units fell back to reform after melee, charged again, but the fight was indecisive and the protagonists both had to fall back to reform. On the Polish right the Russians were gaining the upper hand. Against the odds two units of feudal cavalry had driven back the Polish right wing cavalry. The Russian general now committed his mounted bodyguard and they joined the feudal cavalry for another attack.
|The Bodyguard advance|
|The Haiduks repel the soldatski charge|
|The hussars are driven off|
For this scenario the Russian feudal cavalry were rated as 'large' units, which in Pike and Shotte gives them extra combat dice. It also gave them an extra stamina point and thus made them more durable. The Polish Hussars were 'small' units, with two fewer dice, but being Elite and stubborn they are able to survive melees quite well. (If the dice are with them!)
We ran the scenario a second time, switching commands and the second time the Poles won, with their cavalry driving off the Russian feudal cavalry and then attacking the Russian infantry with the aid of the Polish infantry.