French: Jim, Chris & SteveJ. 2 Legere, 6 Line, 2 Cuirassier, 2 Dragoon, 2 Hussar, 2 Fa, 1 HA.
Austrians: Mark & Mike: 8 Line, 2 Cuirassier, 2 Dragoon, 2 Hussar, 2 Uhlan, 2 FA.
We recycled last week's terrain.
The Austrians deployed first on their side of the stream. The French deployed second on the plateau.
The Austrians are on the left in the pics. They are advancing their infantry in the centre towards the stream. On the far flank their Cuirasssiers & Hussars are advancing while their Dragoons have formed column intending to move to the other flank.
The French infantry are deployed defensively in an L on the reverse slope of the plateau. Their Cuirassiers & Dragoons are advancing on teh Austrian right . Their Hussars are in reserve behind their centre.
On the near flank the Uhlans have broken the first attempt of the Cuirassiers to cross the stream & fallen back up the slope, but the 2nd Cuirassiers have not got across the stream.
In the centre the Austrian foot are crossing the stream.
On the far flank the French have formed a line of squares to face the Austrian horse.
On the near flank the Austrian Uhlans have been reinforced by Dragoons & are counterattacking.
The left of the French infantry are holding the line, but the Hussar reserve has been to committed to support them. On the right of the French infantry line the Austrians have attacked the angle in the their, forcing the end battalion into square then breaking it with musketry.
On the near flank the French cavalry have gotten the worst of the fight & fallen back on the defensive while the Uhlans have fallen back to regroup.
The left of the French infantry line has been broken but the Hussars are counterattacking the Austrian foot who have suffered high casualties in the infantry fight.
On the far flank the Austrian infantry is still exploiting the overlap of the end of the French lineas 3 French battalions are tied down in square by the Austrian cavalry.
The French infantry centre has collapsed completely. The French counterattack by their Hussars is petering out.
In the centre French battery has stopped the advance of the Austrian Hussars, but the line of squares is now under attack by Austrian lines.
The end square has been broken by the fire of 2 battalions in line & thsi puts the vfrench below half strength so they fail Army Morale.
The French cause was not helped by the inability of their cavalry to get any decent dice, but their deployed had a weakness in the angle in the line on the far flank which Austrians skillfully exploited with good infantry & cavalry coordination.