Thursday, January 27, 2011

Advance Guard Action- Finale


Crunch Time for the Konigreich! As the heavy column of von Kluge's Fusiliers crashes into Jahde's musketeers, Major Kolodziejczyk rallies the Grand Duchess' lancers to a final charge in a desperate bid to stem the Bleiherzener assault on the bridge. A deadly fusillade fired by the Croats causes great loss among the Bleiherzen officers and much confusion in the advancing muketeers.


 Overview of the moments before the lancers charge...on the far right the melee of horse versus the unfortunate gunners of the Grolstein artillery...in the center the Gentlemen Pensioners advance on the Grolstein Red Grenadiers...on the left the melee at the bridge about to begin...


With the crash of a volley from the stalwart Red Grenadiers, the advancing Pensioners loose their Colonel and their steady morale...and leave the field.

 The final charge of the Grand Duchess' lancers! Kolodziejczyk leads his men into the teeth of Bleiherzern musketry...
 ...and the charge shatters both units and they scatter to the rear leaving the infantry in melee to fend for themselves....
 Though the Bleiherzen fusiliers struggle to overcome Jahde's infantry, they are the first to break and go streaming to the rear leaving the Grolsteiners with the field...The Konigreich brigadier is heard to mutter "Wo die verdammte Kavallerie ist!

The Pensioners, still looking splendid in retreat!

FIN

2 comments:

tidders said...

A tasty little action; great stuff

-- Allan

Capt Bill said...

Yes, yes great stuff indeed...