|Franks British command stands. He claims that as mine aren't finished yet, my troops are doomed to suffer from poor dice rolls.|
Since someone had to be the attacker, we used the ancient method of 'Paper, Rock, Scissors' to decide - as any gentleman would in such circumstances. As such my French were forced into the attack, with my 2nd Division boldly advancing towards Frank's line.with my cavalry in reserve.
|My advancing French took some damage from Frank's artillery, but they continued to boldly advance.|
|My 1st Division waits in reserve.|
|The British counterattack.|
|A routed British brigade - sadly the only one of the day.|
|A disordered British brigade - soon to be rallied and put back into play.|
|The 2nd Division starts to disintegrate.|
|The French right wing falls back.|
|French cavalry attack the disordered British cavalry in the flank. This went very badly for the French.|
|The British advance. This is their second turn....|
|The British occupy the small town of Novo Castillo.|
|The French 1st Division begins to retire from he field..|
|French units leaving the field.|
|The British advance as the French retire from the field.|
The conclusion we both reached after this game was that our forces needed to be bigger, especially if one force was having to attack a defending force. by having my attack fail, I lost half my force in one go. Still an enjoyable game, and we both learnt some more about V&B.