ABOVE: The Battlefield at Fronkanstien
BELOW: The Elector reviews his troops before battle.
Yep, another MAURICE AAR!
Yet again I was the defender, and yet again I used my 1806 Prussians as substitutes for my 'yet to be completed' imagi-nation, Electorate of Clements Unt Edwarts.
Stan played with is victorious (see Battle of Stansburg) Free State of Northern Virginia.
My army consisted of 6 REGULAR Trained Infantry, 3 REGULAR Trained Cavalry, 4 Artillery Batteries and 2 Irregular Infantry.
National Characteristics were: ARTILLERY ACADEMY, LETHAL VOLLEYS, and MASS FORMATION.
Stan's Army consisted of 1 REGULAR ELITE Infantry,5 REGULAR Trained Infantry, 1 REGULAR Conscript Infantry, 1 ELITE CAVALRY, 2 REGULAR Trained Cavalry, 2 artillery and 1 IRREGULAR infantry and a Mercenary unit of REGULAR Trained Infantry.
National Characteristics were LETHAL VOLLYS, and two other I just can't recal just now.
BELOW: My right flank. 4 batteries of Artillery, 6 Infantry Regiments and two Irregular regiments, (one of Jagers garrisoning the town of Fronkanstien)
BELOW: 'Baily's Jagers' garrison Fronkanstein. "None shall pass"!
The Elector rode along the long line of his infantry regiments. Their colours fluttered above them thanks to a strong southerly wind. It was another bitterly cold day, but things would soon heat up.
"Our last action saw these invaders snatch a victory out of your hands. the decision that day went against us, but through no fault of yours. Today we will avenge Stansburg! The fight shall be hard, but God is with us this day, even if our priests are not. Fear not mien kinder, for today we shall triumph"!
My first move. I swing my Artillery in to prepare to bombard the enemy, (see below). My plan was tonot complicated. try and win the firefight in the center. I was confident that my Cavalry would hold up any attack on that flank with the assistance of a Regiment of infantry on the hill.
BELOW: A crashing volley, and one of Stan's Cavalry regiments is gone!
Thigs were looking grim for us both. We had been through the ACTION CARD DECK once already and were now resuffling for a second time.
Suddenly his CONSCRIPTS had a 'Rush of Blood' (thanks to a niffty "Heat Of Battle" card I played), and they burst through on of their own regiments to charge into my infantry line. Stan trew a '2' and I threw a '6' and his conscripts (Militia) were soon fleeing to the rear. (SEE BELOW)
My men slumped to the grown they had successfully defended amoungst their own dead and dying.
Those that had the strenght sang hymes of praise, but most remained silent. Some forever.
Their would be no pursuit. Stans Elite Dragoons were still on the battlefield, and my sole regiment of Dragoons were too blown and cautious to tempt fate.
BELOW: A grim face Elector grateful for his 'near run thing'.
ANOTHER CRACKING GOOD GAME.
The game lasted a little under 3 hours.
I tried MASS instead of CLERICS for this game. Not a wise choice. Mass is really only useful I think if you intend on being aggressive.
Considering the defensive posture I took in this game, CLERIC would have been far more useful. The extra unit of Irregulars I had didn't really help that much.