That was a battle of a different kind! As mentioned earlier (seehttp://meneken.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/the-battle-of-lonely-hill.html
the situation of the Americans was more than peculiar. All their troops were exhausted and could break any minute. I enfiladed his advanced American Guard corps and annihilated it with a bayonet charge! In fact I charged and charged again and in turn annihilated most of his army - the only problem was the American did the same as the condition of my troops wasn‘t even better.
The complete Hessian centre was soft, but charged against Artillery, twice and was beaten TWICE!! I lost two line against Artillery. The performance of the troops was out standing, the LI even got behind enemy lines into the back. But to no avail, as the front, the Hessians, at this moment ceased to exist.
It was the most bloodiest battle I ever fought against Paul. In the field 11 units marched onto that hill on both sides. At the end the British surrendered with 3 units to 5 Americans!
I did two mistakes: First - my dice rolls were absolute crap! Yeah, we all heard that before, but successful cohesive movement teamed with overwhelming charges really do win battles!! Second - and that was one of my own making - I wanted to win the battle, now! Not later, not next turn, not next week again, so did not hesitate to sent all my units bit by bit against and shaken but resolved enemy, with fatal consequences. Never underestimate 'finishing moves‘!
All the way through the battle it was great fun and tense as a thriller as the luck and fate seem to change every turn in favourite for the other.
Well done Paul that was a victory well deserved!
|The fierce French|
|The folly Hessians|
|The brave British|
|The famous Rebel Artillery|
|A distinctive moment in the Hessian regimental history to become ...|
|The Light Guard behind enemy lines!!|
|More possibilities ...|
|A battle line dissolved|
|The last act - the General surrenders|