For the second part of our Campaign we were much more organised, using the same rules (some speedily written rules, loosley based on those by Graham harrison, Junior General and Die Krigsunt, written by my opponent and appropriatly named the seven years war) and the right number of models, it was staged in my games room.
- The Austrian force: Charles of Lorraine, Charles prince de Soubise, 1 regiment of french cavalry, 1 regiment of 75 french infantry, 1 regiment of 75 austrian infantry, 5 regiments of austrian infantry, 6 regiments of Austrian cavalry and 8 austrian cannons
- The Prussian force: prince Henry, princess Wilhelmina, colonel Von Brandenburg, 2 regiments of Hussars, 1 regiment of Dragoons, 1 regiment of Curiassiers, 3 regiments of Musketeers, 6 regiments of Kanitz grenadiers, 3 regiments of Fusiliers, 4 Jaegers and 5 cannons
Von Brandenburg surveys the Battlefield
The Prussians Advance at Double time, Willhelmina's cavalry advancing on the right flank and Henry's Infantry moving round the marsh towards the town of Leuthen
The Austrians Limber up their guns and advance forwards along the Valley like gap between the town and marsh.
Charles of Lorraine waits for the Prussians to come in range of his cannon
The fusiliers and Musketeers advance towards the Leuthen fortifications, with the others preparing for the arrival of the French and the Grenadiers shielding the other troops from the cannon, taking some casualties.
The charge of the Kanitz Grenadiers. An obviously foolish move of Henry's, the Grenadiers prepare to charge the artillery battery head-on
The Hussars fire off their carbines at the artillery taking out a cannon and several crew from the safety of Leuthen
The Charge of the Kanitz grenadiers did not fail as expected but (with the hussars help) took out the Artillery battery
The Prussian cavalry cause much damage but loose many men
Charles de Soubise arrives with the french regiments from Rossbach, but where next to attack? the grenadiers who are expecting him or the artillery who will blow them to pieces
Brandenburg observes the Battlefield. The Giant regiment of Austrians had entered Leuthen and captured Henry off his guard (he did take 5 down with him though).
The French regiment of Massed infantry advance on the hill, Von Brandeburg bathed in light prepares to make his final stand.
|Battle of Leuthen|
|Part of the Seven Years' War|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Prince Henry||Charles of Lorraine|
|Casualties and losses|
Many of the Austrians fell and from over 600 models they were left with barely 100. Von Brandenburg and Princess Wilhelmina, both having no weapons fled. But the Jaegers and Artillery stayed behind selling their lives dearly and inflicting many casualties on the Austrians.
The Austrian advance was halted, but the Seven years war would rage on and the Silesian dispute would only be settled by yet more bloody fighting on the part of Frederick the great
All in all a fun time was had by both parties. The rules definatly nead some brushing up on (I've never been a fan of rolling one dice per unit, one dice per man is much more realistic but so many rules do it) so for now we'll stick to black powder.