I received a few more photo's of Eric's battle in my email the other day so I thought it only right to share some of them with you. This first one is the initial outing of the Wurtemburg division which Chris painted. It will shortly be embellished by the addition of its own skirmishers and a light cavalry regiment, (though this will probably spend most of its time on detachment in a light cavalry division). These chaps have turned up as a reserve formation and are rushing to stem the onslaught of the Prussians.
It seems that the French have had the best of all the cavalry combats so far and this one was understandably no exception. These poor sons of the Rodina were sacrificed in order to satisfy Neils' bloodlust. They allowed another of their squadrons to get into position to charge the rear of a fleeing mass of French infantry. I'm at a bit of a loss to know what kind of threat the infantry posed but Neil seems chuffed about the whole idea and anyway cavalry combats are always good fun.
This one is especially for you Rafa, as you can see there is a little bit of open ground left, though in truth this is only due to the lack of figures to fill it with. This one is taken at some indeterminate point in the game so I'm not totally sure of the situation. However, roughly the Russians and Austrians are on the furthest table and are making a concerted push forwards. On the right where Steve (in dark blue) is, the Prussians are beginning to force their way out of the woods. This has become easier since the French were forced to redeploy their heavy cavalry.
On the left in the foreground are troops from Dom's command in the process of pulling back to form a defesive line against the Russians who are advancing on the Allied right.
A division of Westfalians advancing in support of the French right. These were painted by Neil Sheardown whose contribution to the garage in terms of figures is by far the largest of anyones. Again this is a reserve division which along with the Wurtemburgers who can be seen in the background are being channeled to the French right. The French position has become "L" shaped by now and seems to getting boxed in with not enough room to manouevre.
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