Basically a condensed version of Waterloo but with the Russians playing the part of the British and allied army and a brigade consisting of Bavarians, Hanoverians and a Russian light regiment filling in for the Prussians. The French were played by the French!
|French troops ready to move off.|
|French right flank.|
|French centre with Hougoumontov in the distance.|
|La Haye Saintri|
|The French army.|
|French left flank brigade and heavy cavalry in support.|
|Russians on the ridge behind Hougoumontov and Russian cavalry lurking behind the ridge.|
|The French attack on Hougoumontov.|
Hougoumontov would prove to be a hard nut to crack but after several attacks had been thrown in the Russians were forced to withdraw with heavy losses.
|The French right advances on the Russians.|
|The mixed brigade entering the town of Plancenoitlav.|
|More attacks going in against the Russians at Hougoumontov. The French centre has turned to face the mixed brigade at Plancenoitlav.|
|Bavarians entering the town of Plancenoitlav.|
|Towards the end.|
The umpire studied the situation and unbelievably declared a minor Russian victory. The fact that he is the owner of the Russian army had nothing to do with his decision!! So I am told.
We used the Black Powder rules, with figures from the collections of David, Wayne and Rodger.