Well with me dropping a few hobbies over the past few weeks, it meant I had more time to do things I want to do and one of those was to go back and check out things with the guys at Michael's place and the 6mm Adler Napoleonic gaming with Empire V.
Currently they are fighting a campaign based on the invasion of Russia in 1812 and it looks very impressive. Michael is leading the French army into Russia and is poised outside of Smolensk. William and Stevie are running the Russians doing a great job. They have managed to avoid many full on battles and I think are only just getting to their 2nd large engagement. This is a big one with at least 4 corps per side including the Guard of each. Tsar Alexander is facing off against Napoleon.
The Tsar's forces are aligned on the opposite side of Smolensk which is itself occupied by light infantry. Cossacks run all along the Russian side of the river in front of the town.
Napoleon in is infinite wisdom decided to assign command of his 7th Corps made up of Whestphalian soldiers to me in the launch of his attack on Smolensk.
Here are some shots:
My sector - the left of the field opposite the Russian grand battery.
My orders are to attack to the left and get engage as much of the enemy as possible behind the hill. Napoleon suspects the Russian Guard is further behind the hill.
A close up of the grand battery and one of the redoubts
Smolensk with Cossacks
One of the redoubts
My Westphalians bravely move forward. Guard Lancers and Line Lancers protect the right flank and attempt to push any Cossacks away.