Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Russian Campaign - Part 20

(Click here or click on the Campaign 09: Russia menu item to see all the parts with the latest at the top. A Campaign using Empire Campaign System and Empire V rules and Adler 6mm Napoleonic figures of the French invading Russia in 1812.)

With only a few hours of daylight left, both sides were stabilising their lines, not willing to throw away any major formation, risking a hole in the lines being the result.  Major clashes gave way to minor skirmishes and artillery duels.

It is now 1800 hrs and while the cavalry in the centre were still contesting as to who owns that part of the battlefield, all other sectors were decreasing in intensity.

The situation at 1800 hrs. 

The Polish were wittling away at the Russian Grenadiers to their front, while the remaining Italian light cavalry on the right were consolidating their lines against the less numerous but more experienced Russian Cuirassiers and Dragoons.

Murat re-organises his Cuirassiers and once again pushes them into the fray with Russian Guard cavalry. 

On the french right, the Italian cavalry keep the Russians in position.
A close up of the Russian Guard cavalry.
Close up of Russian Guard infantry.

... to be continued ...

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