I had two brigades of infantry, one native Swedes, guards and veterans all, and a second of German/Scots mercenaries. I made sure I had plenty of artillery, lots of light guns to back the infantry. Two cavalry brigades rounded out the force - cuirassiers, harquibusiers, Swedish light horse (stripped down cuirassiers in reality) and Finnish Hackapelli. Martin fielded a similar force but most of his horse were heavier than mine and his infantry was a match for mine with salvo fire and fielded as large units.
|Martin's French and mercenary cavalry|
|My Hackapells, light horse, and cuirassiers.|
The command is designated by round bases; makes it easier to pick them out when deploying from the box.
|The Swedish brigade - Yellow Guards followed by the Green and Blue regiments|
|Scots and German mercenaries with harquibusiers in the background|
|More French cavalry... a hateful bunch all around.|
|Martin's Croats serving as true light cavalry|
|Martin's French and mercenary infantry.|
|Swedish battalion guns|
|Almost "at push of pike"|
The Yellow Guards, filled out with some red-coated Scots pike, lead the way.
|The Hackapells do what they do best - "Hack 'em down!"|
|All sorts of cavalry have at it on the Swedish right flank. The French got the worst of it this time.|
|Another view of the Swedish infantry advance.|
I was advised to be more aggressive with my infantry, so I tried,
|Hackapells and Cuirassiers take on the French heavy horse.|
If I recall correctly, I came out alright.
|French light guns and Dragoons|
The Green regiments has moved through the Yellow Guards who had suffered badly
from French musketry and artillery.
|the grand mix-up in the battle's centre|
Two weeks of winning! I'm not sure I can deal with this. Of course, the next week, I had the stomach flu. Go figure.
|Gustav Adolph, the winner of the day!|
|Another view of the Swedish Brigade|
|The Canadians advance toward the German trenches.|
|There's a lot of barbed wire our there!|
|Canadian grenadiers prepare to throw.|
An interesting day all around.