Bad news for the Austrians as two other units of Austrian cavalry panicked and retired with the retreating cuirassiers. Poor rolling Stephen!
Overview of the position on this flank, the Freicorps hussars survived the mêlée with the cuirassiers, so have scarpered, rallying at table's edge.
Having lost the strategic village due to the retirement of the cavalry on the left flank, the 3rd Brigade tried to exert pressure to assist the situation...
In the centre the Prussian main attack went in, grenadiers on the left, 1st brigade to their right and guard behind.
The lead battalions of grenadiers failed to take the town, so up came the Guards.
Meanwhile on the Prussian right, things had gone from good, to less good,
In the centre, the quality and hitting power of grenadiers and guards was acting as the l'arme blanche.
The Freicorps hussars attempted to make up for their ignominious start in the battle by acting as the 'decoy'.
As the battle approaches its climax, let's look across the table from (Prussian) left to right.
Not so good on the Prussian right, as most of the 1st Brigade panicked at the retreat of a unit of their brigade that was successfully charged in the flank by Austrian cuirassiers.
A turn is a long time (actually scaled as one hour in this set, haha!!).
The Prussian heavy cav. got the upper hand on the left, several Austrian units panicking, at the breaking of friends.
At the end of this, the sixth turn, both sides were required to take an army morale test at 1/4 losses. The Prussians passed, but the Austrians failed and so retired. The game was thus a Prussian victory—just!
We thought this a reasonable result we given the battlefield situation.
A huge thank you again to Mark for providing troops and venue and to Stephen for making the 100+ km trip to join us for the day.