In the western sector the Russian Guard and Line Corps smashed into the ranks of Teste’s division and the the Young Guard, the first attack was stopped, but there were huge casualties in the ranks of the Young Guard and the Dresden Garrison was rushed forward to help defend the gardens of the suburbs. The cavalry of the French Imperial Guard, a shadow of it’s former self, prepared to sell itself dearly to cover any retreat.
Figures from Connoisseur.
In and around the Gross Garten the fighting continued, the Young Guard division had acquitted itself very well, holding out to twice it’s number of Prussian’s and Austrian’s! The Heavy cavalry from the Reserve issued forth from the suburbs around the Garden, to be met by the Austrian Cuirassier of the Reserve.
More figures from the Connoisseur Miniatures range, while the Austrians are all Elite Miniatures.
To the east, near the Pirna gate, the Old Guard attempted to gain some semblance of order. As they struggled in the mass of retreating French and German troops they came under artillery fire. The Prussian’s were streaming into the suburbs of the city and any fighting would now be close at hand!
Figures from Connoisseur Miniatures.
The final point tomorrow.