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|Freedonian Cavalry - the Hesse-Burder Hussars, Freedonian Dragoons, and the Edelfahne Trabantenkorps (guard|
heavy cavalry) advance under the command of General deSastre (aptly named as will be seen.)
The figure in the town of Dorfstadt is an agent of the secret police - he won't even tell ME his name.
|The Tribal warriors liked the idea of staying behind the stone walls near the village of Stadtdorf, but|
eventually they ALMOST turned flank of the Frankenschweiners.
The mounted Soooo made themselves annoying as well.
|The artillery moves out with the Freikorps as escort. The Irish Legion leads the right column while the Pandours Pavkovic lead the right. Regiment Stahl follows with the German Regiment, the two grenadier battalions of Stinner and Curatola, and the Foot Guards with General Hartman following. He is the Master Gunner of the army and had his first field command this day.|
|The Pandours face off against Frankenschwein's WolfenJager. The Pandours stood off the fire of three field pieces but eventually felt the better part of valour was discretion and fell back... fast... through their own troops... picking pockets.|
|Rob's mixed force of Scots and Worchestershiresaucers advance into the teeth of Andy's two battalions of Regiment Hammhock. The blue chip indicates a casualty for Andy's troops while the white rings show casualties for the allies.|
|Another view of Rob's advance to meet Andy's troops. On the far right at the top of the photo, you can see the native light infantry and light cavalry up on the hill as well as the mounted riflemen/dragoons of Rob's army. (Green hunting shirts)|
|A wild cavalry/light infantry battle ensued. Andy had regular dragoons and Rob's stuff was mostly irregulars, so he ended up either dying where he stood or being run off the field. Andy had some rough moments;|
Don't let him tell you otherwise. (Hey! Who's writin' this rag... you or me?)
|Jeff's Freedonian grenadiers (Battalions Stinner and Curatola) advance with General Lebo toward the Frankenschweiner lines. Regiment Stahl and the Irish Legion are almost in contact. To the far right, Rob's troops show coloured pipe cleaners that show their status. (blue=disorganized, yellow=broken, red=routed.) They had had a unit fall back through them all.|
|The German Regiment and a battalion of Regiment Stahl are about to make contact. Andy's guard regiment is in the rear, in yellow coats.|
|Since the outcome of the cavalry battle was anything but certain, I formed two of my battalions into square. (Regiments Gibbs and Luzerne) You can see Martin's grenadiers in the background. The Freedonian Dragoons are about to return to the battle, and the Saxe-Bariton schutzen watch apprehensively.|
|An early game view of my deployment. My cavalry is in single line while Martin's is in double line.|
Live and learn. Live and learn.
The Electoral Jagers took up residence in the walled field and took potshots at Martin's troops with their rifles. We have a gentleman's agreement that only one unit in each army will be armed with rifles.
|A nice view of the Frankenschweiner artillery I faced. Andy's infantry and Dragoons are in maroon/red, artillery and light troops in grey. Obviously his guns are in... shall we say, electric blue?|
|Rob and Andy's deployment around the village of Dorfstadt|
|The Foot guards and the Archbishop's Own advance.|
|One of Rob's Highland units (from my wife's army of Galifrey) takes refuge in the stone enclosed farmer's field.|
General Dresden rides behind them.
|General Lebo, two battalions of grenadiers, and a battalion of Regiment Stahl (as well as a corner of the Irish Legion), all part of Jeff's division, prepare to mix it up with Andy's Hammhock grenadiers under Steven's command.|
|The fateful cavalry battle begins!|
|... and continues!|
|An un-retouched photo of the culprit.|