I took a day off from work to get some needed chores done. It took all morning but, besides having to wait for the plumber, I found time to get a wargame in. I had rolled the night before to pick which scenario from ONE HOUR WARGAMES would be used.
The scenario was: Scenario 19: Blow from the Rear. The situation is the Red Army is defending two river crossing from numerically inferior Blue force. However, an additional Blue force arrives in the Red rear area. (In the book the blue is defending and red is attacking; the red army (British) seemed better suited for defense, having 6 infantry and 2 artillery units, while the blue (French) had 4 infantry, 2 artillery and 2 cavalry units.)
Unfortunately I had trouble with the SD card and only got the first half of the game.
|The British army south of the river, the French north. 3 British reinforcements are at the lower right. They can move after the third move.|
|The French reinforcement off board. They will come on after the 4th move, behind the British lines.|
|The French send a cavalry unit to seize the bridge until the grenadiers can move forward.|
|French light infantry try to seize the ford, against superior forces. A French battery is moving forward in support.|
|The British artillery drives the light infantry back. The British at the bridge tries to stop the cavalry.|
|The French light infantry counterattacks. The French battery forces one infantry unit to retreat. The cavalry attacks the infantry holding the bridge, but they hold fast,regardless of losing 50% of their men.|
|The British manager to push back both French units at the ford.|
|The British reinforcements start forward. Two of the units are Brunswickers.|
|The French cavalry finally captures the bridge. However, the French general, frustrated by the stalemate at the bridge, ordered the grenadiers to reinforce the battle at the ford. They can be seen moving at the top of the picture.|