This game saw Polish cavalry on both sides as well as a couple of French cavalry regiments masquerading as Swedes. Liam took command of the Swedish infantry in 2 brigades supported by a cavalry brigade on hi left flank. I took the other Swedish cavalry brigade and the Poles and Cossacks on the right.
Jon took command of 3 large Saxon cavalry brigades and a brigade of Polish cavalry, while Tom took command of 2 Saxon infantry brigades and a Polish infantry brigade, The game began with Liam advancing his infantry and cavalry, while my guys all failed command and stayed put. The Saxo-Polish forces advanced to meet us.
|Swedish centre advances|
|Swedish left flank heavily outnumbered|
|Swedish infantry attack|
The second Swedish brigade was then committed and they suffered the same fate (Not help by some rather bad dice rolls). With things looking bleak on the left and Centre the right wing cavalry finally got into action and scattered the opposing Polish cavalry. They pursued after them and when finally brought under control began to threaten the Saxon Centre rear.
|Right wing cavalry melee|
|The pursuit begins|
Liam now galvanised his remaining infantry for one last assault. With the Swedish horse returning to support the Centre and the Poles and Cossacks threatening the rear, the infantry lowered pike and charged home. The attack was devastating. The already worn Saxon infantry centre broke. With only their right wing cavalry intact the Saxons retired from the field.
|The battle rages|
Overall a very close game with plenty of ebb and flow. I was pretty pleased how the Swedish infantry showed their resilience to finally break the Saxon line.