The Passarge can only be crossed by the bridge and as the French have held the position for some time. This has enabled them to construct an abatis in front of the entrenchments and also construct obstacles in the woods on the French left.
|The Russian infantry advance|
|The Russians cross the entrenchments|
|The Russian Hussars strike|
Only two much depleted battalions made it back into the woods and they would be unable to stop any Russian flanking manoeuvre. On the opposite flank two attacks by the Alexopol regiment against the redoubt had been repulsed. A flanking move by the 1st battalion 8th legere was countered by the New Ingermanland regiment, but that unit now found itself the target for the French artillery on the west side of the Passarge.
With Baggowut moving through the woods, Bikov now prepared to join the general assault on the French entrenchments. Ferey now had only two full strength battalions, the remaining three had taken significant casualties. He felt he had done all he could and so ordered a withdrawal across the river, covered by the Chasseurs.
The scenario only took a couple of hours to play, so we re-ran it after lunch which resulted in a similar result, but with heavier losses to the Russians. The high spot of the Russian attack was when the 1st battalion Lithuania regiment carried the left hand French redoubt.
|Lithuania take the redoubt|