Wednesday 12 June 2013

Russian steppe 1812

The scenario here was that the Russians had to take the village and take control of the road by move 16. The French were already occupying the village with one brigade of infantry with a cavalry brigade in support. The problem for the Russians was that their best infantry (Guard) and heavy cavalry were the wrong side of the river. As it turned out the Russians launched their attack with Dragoons and Hussars/Cossacks in the centre and threw one brigade of infantry at the village....with no support from the Cuirassiers or Guard infantry. By the time they did arrive it was all too late.

French and Russian deployment:

Russian Guard and Dragoons:

French cavalry waiting for their moment.

Russian Loubny Hussars with Cossacks in support:

Russian foot battery.

French cavalry just prior to launching their attack against the Russian hussars seen in the distance who had already been severely weakened during their approach by artillery fire.

The battle for the village. French numbers were simply too strong.

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