As the rain started the firing began to lessen. The Russian advance on the western bank of the River began to pick up. To counter this the French Guard Cavalry moved forward to threaten the first of the Russian Line infantry formations, with the heavy rain the breakthrough against infantry was on a +4 and if it continued for three or more turns any infantry in the open would not be firing at all!
The figures are from the Connoisseur Range, Young Guard, the guys in the background are the same figure, just done as Hesse Darmstadt. Great to paint!
Elite miniatures French infantry, the command stand is an old Foundry French Marshal Davout and ADC.
In the Centre the troops on the Gross Garten steeled themselves for the advance of the Austrian and Prussian formations. They would be delayed in the south purely as a matter of the cavalry melee’s, both sides waiting for these to be resolved!
The cavalry melee’s here were immense, whole regiments were thrown into the fray, the French winning some and the Russians winning others, back and forth the battke raged with neither side giving an inch…..and still the rain poured down!
Eventually a break came for the cavalry and they managed to breal one of the Russian squares!
All the figures in the foreground are from the Connoisseur range. These are being revamped with all the moulds being re-tooled. The castings are excellent.
To the west, the Prussians had less to contend with as there was only some light cavalry to intervene. however the rain was making things difficult!
Still the fight was to take shape with a lot more photo’s for next week.
Have a good weekend!