|Some handy French.|
The next step was to find a scenario. After a quick search on the internet, we found this one for the Battle of Craonne. Unfortunately, I don't have a Russian army, but I did have the bulk of a Prussian force, and some British oddments available for immediate use.
|The gaming table.|
|French Artillery. Happy to outgun the Allies.|
|The Brave Allies.|
|The Old Guard watches as their cavalry streams back.|
While the Allies seemed to being getting thew best of the right flank, A French division managed to advance into the town.
|Three brigades of difficult to dislodge.|
|The center, before it got bad.|
|A fuzzy look at the center. Two brigades of Allied cavalry are about the thunder down on the French from the Allied right.|
Only poor Allied dice rolling could save the French, coupled with some great rolls of their own.....
|Fortunately, the Allies have a reserve.|
|Many things in this picture are a work in progress, including clearing out the French!|
|The lower half of the town is cleared.|
My opponent generously stated it was a draw as the notional cavalry reinforcements would be able to stabilise my position and the game had reached the point of their arrival, and French losses had also been heavy! All in all, it was a very enjoyable game and has inspired me to start the refurbishment of more Napoleonic figures!