The Austrian reserve corps had failed in driving in the French right, the timely arrival of Marmont and the Guard cavalry helped facilitate this, so now was the time to press the attack from the French point of view and Aderklaa seemed the best option.
On the French left, Bernadotte, supported by regiments from the Cavalry reserve were pressing Kollowrath and Klenau. The huge swirling melee’s of cavalry surging to and fro across the entire flank!
The Austrians saw the inevitable mass of the Guard and manoeuvred their reserves to block the path, any spare troops were brought to the Aderklaa area, could they stop them?
The Austrians on their far right began to fall back and form a second line, making the village of Aderklaa an even greater breaking point!
Without pause the forces of Bernadotte forged ahead, the battle began to take on more casualties, whole battalions being cut down during the melee on the Austrian right.
In the centre of the battle the duel across the Russbach intensified a little when a regiment of Hussars moved across the bridge hoping to draw the French away from their retiring infantry.
I’ll bring you the culmination tomorrow.