Sunday, 5 July 2015

First pictures from Gauntlet - Ligny

First day of refighting Ligny at Gauntlet.

Gerard (Martin) and Napoleon (Gary) consider their options


View from the mill at Fleurus, Ligny on the right, St Armand then La Haye and Hameaue to the left


Gerard moves against Ligny


Vandamme takes La Haye uncontested while pounding St Armand with his artillery.


Another move and very little progress by the French




Surprise!, Under the noses of Domon's cavalry the Prussians cross the western end of Ligny brook




Vandamme decides to assault St Armand


The twelve pounders, The guard artillery claims their first Prussian unit wiped out.


Fighting over the fields and hedgerows surrounding Ligny, the Prussians are had to shift (or is it Pete's dice?) North of Ligny there is a cavalry standoff across the brook


At last the Prussians are driven back from the hedgerows


St Armand under pressure with Swiss assaulting the eastern end


Two infantry brigades and all the artillery from Pirch I's corps are commited to attack the French left


The Prussians get adventurous on their left as well, one cavalry unit crossed the brook While Gerard's and the Ziethen's arileery apply counter battery fire


A gap in the records, as it got quite busy on the French left with Domon's cavalry division broken and Prussian dragoons rampaging right up to the gun line, luckily some of Milhaud's cuirassiers were advancing to their rescue. Domon's situation was not helped by a unit routing on false rumours of betrayal.

3 comments:

João Peixoto said...
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João Peixoto said...

Nice story.Its a battle I want to do and here it is a very good inspıration!

George Wyllie said...

Nowhere near enough figures mate! Did fitting the arm extensions hurt? Wonderful stuff.