The game was run by Rob Dean, and we used the classic "Charge!" rules. Click on any picture to see it larger
The opposing Pragmatic Coalition army was made up of a large contingent of Norman Dean's Wachovians, and several elements of Rob's Schoeffen-Buschhagen forces.
|A melee develops amongst the lights, as the grenadiers prepare to pour fire into the lead company of North Polenburg infantry. On the ridge, the enemy cavalry can be seen preparing to charge the lead company of white coated S-A infantry.|
|On the Pragmatic Coalition's left, two squadrons of Northern Alliance cavalry have worked their way into the rear, and threaten the enemy guns.|
|Nearing he end. Reinforcing Pragmatic troops reach the ridge, as the shattered NP regiment tries to hold while the black-coated S-A second regiment moves up. The cavalry battle swirls in the distance.|
Likewise, the lead regiment of S-A infantry had been so badly mauled by the cavalry, that a few shots from the S-B infantry now on the ridge left them near to breaking. This left only the black-coated S-A regiment, which pushed hard at the enemy, but were weakened enough that they would not be enough to push the defenders off the ridge.
|The black-coated S-A regiment makes it's final, ultimately unsuccessful, push. While in the cavalry melee the Northern horse begin to waver.|
|The scene near the end. The NP infantry has left the field. The two S-A regiments have taken heavy casualties. The Northern cavalry is about to break and flee.|
See Norman Dean's Blog for a report of the battle from the view of one of the Pragmatic Coalition commanders.