|Our initial deployment. Click to see larger.|
|The opening encounter as our left flank is hit by the enemy's hussars!|
|The cavalry battle on the left, as the infanty moves to support|
|The enemy now appears on our right as the Hawks regiment is deploying|
|The view in the center as the Pragmatic Coalition sends their first cavalry unit across the bridge.|
|The enemy's cavalry appears in our rear, and is met by a combined unit of our light cavalry|
|The scene towards the end as we desperately try to hold the bridge.|
|The final moments, as everyone makes for the road, and the Lady Sarah's Robins try to make a slow orderly delaying withdrawal, buying time time for their North Polenburg brothers, despite enemy cavalry and infantry now pouring over the bridge.|
In the end we were able to save the entire N-P Queen Jennifer Regt. almost unscathed, and a company and a half of the battered N-P Hawks Regt., as well as one cannon. Also the bulk of the S-A dragoons made it off as well as a few scattered survivors from the 32nd Dragoons, the 25th Hussars, and the S-A Lancers. Of the Robins, only their commander, sergeant-major, flag, and 4 pirvates made it back. When added up this only came to just over 50% of our force, so it was not enough for victory and the Pragmatic Coalition was declared the winner.
It was a very exciting game, and certainly a different scenario, with the objectives changing half way through. And, as always, these games are a visual feast. Kudos to Rob for running another fun game.
For a report of the battle from the perspective of one of the enemy commander's see: BREAKOUT