|Ottoman light cavalry|
|The Muscovite commander and his bodyguard by the old watchtower|
|The Muscovites await the arrival of the Ottomans with the old watchtower in the distance|
|Steve's Ottomans ready for the fray|
The action opened with a headlong advance by the Cossacks against the Ottoman left wing light cavalry. In the ensuing melee, one of the Ottoman units was overwhelmed and driven from the field, whilst the other just about managed to avoid routing. The wing was saved from annihilation by the casualties and disorder in the Cossack units.
In the centre the spahi began their advance. For their part the Muscovite horse archers managed to avoid being caught in melee, shooting and evading as the spahi closed. Some casualties were sustained by the spahi, but they continued to move forward. On the Ottoman right the light cavalry moved forward rather hesitantly even though they were unopposed.
|Not a melee; the archers are just about to evade the charge|
Half the feudal cavalry were teetering on the edge of collapse, pressed hard by the spahi. The other two units were standing their ground and even beginning to gain the upper hand.
|Spahi versus the feudal cavalry|
|A unit of spahi rout|
With a win for both forces honours were even. A most enjoyable day's gaming.