Thursday saw Myself, Kevin, Karl and Glenn switch sides and fight a scenario from Talavera. The first part can be found HERE. Kev has already provided a synopsis of the battle. At the end of the last game Kev and I offered to switch sides and refight the battle to prove that the Westphalians and Polish could win the game.
Karl took charge of Kemmis's brigade and Glenn commanded Myer's brigade, whilst I had Grand Jean's and Potockis's brigades and Kevin commanded Porbeck's and Chasse's brigades.
Initial deployments were very similar to last time we played although I swapped the starting position for my two brigades, as I wanted the two higher grade line units to protect my flank. Kevin and I had agreed that we would start the game on the offensive and begin on move orders and once free of the olive grove terrain penalties launch a full assault.
Turn 3 and the assault is now in full flow and despite some good shots from the artillery the morale tests for being charge were not so good.
The 12lb battery disperses and the 9lb battery stands, this is not good for the British as capture of the redoubt is now inevitable, the British will now have to recapture the redoubt to win the game.
This was a great game and we did at least show Glenn and Karl the weaker French side could get the result if they were played with some aggression. Next week sees us venture into the Seven Years War.