Ed S. and Phil Y. were the French players, each with two major commands. Jay, Sean P. and Jim P. were the Russian players. Jay and Sean each had a major command, while Jim had a major command and the Russian reserve (cuirassiers and grenadiers).
The winner would be the first side to collect 14 enemy flags by destroying enemy units. The French won but it was a bloody victory for them. As usual we suggested more modifications to the rules which will be incorporated for our next game in 2016.
|The French center and left (on the left) and the Russian center and right. We used four 4-figure stands of infantry, three 4-figure stands of cavalry, or two 1-gun/2-gunner stands of artillery for the respective units.|
|Jay's right flank Russians seize one of the villages that dotted the battlefield. The numbered markers denote the strength of each unit which are decremented when the appropriate "hit" dice are rolled.|
|One of Ed's left flank French commands faced Jay's troops from the previous picture. This shows the composition of the individual units very clearly.|
|Ed rolled for attack dice against one of Jay's unit. The die on the far right is actually balanced on its rounded corner. We've never seen that happen before!|