Very enjoyable weekend over in Salford refighting the battle of Kukrowitz using Shako Grand battles rules. The allied players look very relaxed
My command - Bertrand's corps, whose mission was to take the Zuckerberg, while covering the flanking manouvre by Oudinot.
Oudinots corps finding not quite the open flank he expected, Blucher and his Prussians in the way
Serious faces as Steve explains the rules during Ney's attack on the opposite flank
Assaulting the Zuckerberg, not so easy, spot the number of guns
Turning into an uncoordinated attack
But leaving Oudinot clear to make his attack
Ney slowly getting his troops across the river
What a mess, Bertrand is in trouble, while Oudinot is slowly breaking through
The allied centre is being thinned to meet the attack from each flank
Marmont and Ney pushing forward on the left
Marshal Victor arrives to support Bertrand
Allied response is a flurry of rulers
Victor's corps advancing
But what's that to the left of Victor?
La Garde au feu!
The imperial guard moves up to attack the centre of the Allied line.
Pressure all along the Allied line, where are their reserves?
Ney and marmont continue to advance on the French left while Grand Duke Constantine's reserves are fully commited to the opposite flank
So Allied troops continue to hold the Zucherberg, while the line crumbles either side.
The Guard continues its drive through the centre
The finale, as Zictor's dragoons charge Russian infantry in flank and eliminate tem, pushing the Allied army over its brak point
Of course this was a disguised scenario set in the aftermath of the Allied defeat at Dresden, it was really the battle of Znaim in 1809 following the Austrian defeat at Wagram.
More details on Phil's blog