The Schwabian line looking from the west (John's 2 battalion brigade)
The Schwabian line looking from the east (my 2 battalion brigade). The Schwabian brigades were both 2 battalions of 42 figures each. Each battalion had 1 - 3 pound gun.
Jay's Harzberg brigade. The 2 Harzberg brigades were 3 battalions of 30 figures. Jay also had a heavy battery with 2-12 pound guns
First fire. Jay advanced and I brought my brigade up from the reverse slope. When the card was turned it showed that the Schwabian's (me) got the first fire.
On the other flank John also got first fire against Bill.
After the next turn 2 of Jay's battalions were so reduced they failed their morale and fell back.
The bright spot for Harzberg was that their cavalry wiped out a Schwabian squadron and captured its colors.
One the other flank Bill tried to close with John and made it with 2 battalions. The nearest battalion didn't have the movement and so stood and exchanged fire with John. One of my guns was able to get an enfilade shot at it.
Bill's 2 battalions that engaged in hand-to-hand have recoiled (lost more figures than John). The cav on that flank were still engaged.
Not long after this the Harzberg forces pulled back.
I did not get to spend a Saturday driving 150 miles to Jackson Ms to game with friends. No, this 52 year old bachelor spent the afternoon at a first birthday party for Brently. Don't get me wrong, I love her and willingly gave up my trip, but I sure wish I lived closer so I could have gamed and went to the party.
Brently in here Princes suit
Brently oversees the setup of the party
That balloon needs to be moved over just an inch
World super model Brently shows the style for birthdays this year