The table was 8x4 and we had forces amounting to roughly 85 points, so a large game.
The French led by Maj. Stepháne LeLoup had to find supplies and were acting on a tale told by a Russian count, which had convinced Le Emperor that the count's summer residence and his hunting lodges had a large quantity of supplies.
It proved to be harder for the French than anticipated as a Russian detachment led by Maj. Andrei Maximov would be arriving at the scene to try and prevent the French.
What followed was a great game, with many highlights including:
- Cossacks charging into the rear of the French Light Cavalry, wiping them completely out.
- The French Dismounted Cavalry replusing a charge by the Russian Hussars
- The French Veteran Chasseurs standing firm and laying down fire on the charging Cossacks, before the Voltigeurs added more fire.
- Three groups of Russian Jaegers trying to shoot the French Dismounted Cavalry, but despite their superior firepower did almost no damage.
In the end the Russian decided to retreat as their cavalry was more or less disabled.
It was a fun game and a great evening in the company of Rune.
Here are some pictures from our game.