Part 2 of Saaaaave the Emperor!!!
More Russian re-enforcements turn up, just behind the flank of the Emperor, these
were the Marioupol Hussars, the Litovski Lancers, a light Horse Battery
on the hill, then a little further up the flank two more units of Cossacks,
the 2nd Kalmuck and the Ural Cossacks
A photo down the road, its still in the balance at the moment, it just depends
on who gets to go first the next turn??
The 2nd Squadron of the Chasseurs a Chaval, move off the road and head for the mass
of Cossacks, hoping to stop them in their tracks. The main problem with
the Cossacks was i couldn't charge any formed unit frontally, in the flank, in the
rear was fine, but moving first made it quite difficult.
A close up of the Ural and 2nd Kalmuck Cossacks
Napoleon, hiding behind the curtains!!
Another view of the two Cossack regts, both being held by the Chasseurs a Chaval.
In the background, the very brave 24th Leger move directly in front of the
Litovski Lancers, buggering up my plan!! Git!!
The 1st Polish Chasseurs a Chaval
The 15th Polish Lancers
As the Polish Lancers were in road column, I could charge with my
Cossacks, Ian chose to counter charge. The melee surprisingly ended in a draw.
Another charge this turn, the Russian Akhtyrka, who were supposed to charge
the rear of the carriage, were fired at from Ian's artillery and disastrously fell back.
This turn Ian charged them in column, which forced me to countercharge,
which I really didn't want to do.
Meanwhile back at the bridge the 2nd Black Sea Cossacks charge the
17th Dis-mounted Dragoons in the rear, unbeknown to me, they were an Elite
regt and as I was more than half a move away, the Dragoons were able
to turn and face the Cossacks.
A complete mess around the carriage, I think Nappie is wearing a nappie!!!
Back to the bridge, a frustrating melee result for the Russians. they should have
ridden down the skirmishing Dragoons, but a draw ensued.
The 1st Polish Chasseurs
The Divisional commander of the Polish Cavalry attaches himself for a do or die charge.
Nearly the end, its looking like the Russians won't get there.
The 1st Black Sea Cossacks with attached Brigade leader, going hell
for leather towards the carriage.
But it was all too late next turn Ian won the move roll again, but for the first
time decided to move first, he didn't quite make it off the table but the
Russians would never catch him now.
So Napoleon lives to fight another day!
And that was the end of the game, I was disappointed in not changing history but it was
a damn good game we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, especially Ian!!!
Hope you enjoyed the read