Well after many delays we manage to have another game of R&F. Short report below and I again only manage a few shots of the game as it progress.
Greg came over and we played another 15mm Napoleonics game using the “Rank & File” rules by Crusader. Greg played the Russians, me the French, with both sides having 4 infantry, 1 Guard infantry, 1 unit each of Light Cavalry, Lancer, and Cuirassier with 1 Foot battery of 2 medium guns and one horse battery of 2 light guns. Looking at Greg’s blog will give you the best idea of the scenery, mainly rolling hills. Both sides got hurt bad in the centre and Greg’s medium guns seemed to never miss, causing a fearful slaughter to my Guard infantry. Greg swept around my left, outflanking my position with infantry across the river. He’d also taken the town. On my right things looked better as I was able to throw back his cavalry advance, though at terrible cost. I was finally able to get the advantage on this flank, even threatening his guns and routing several infantry & cavalry. In the end, Greg “hit morale” before I did, giving the French a costly marginal victory. A great game and we certainly had lots of fun.