On the French left (cavalry) the very same Paul (the Irish) against Paul (the Greek) leading the Hapsburg Cavalry. In the centre myself with the Ordonnance and the Landsknecht pikes against Jim ordering the French mercenaries, the famous Swiss and some artillery as well.
On the right Bart with the French light infantry and artillery against some Florentines known as Jack and Derek. First I rolled average for our CinC and then abysmal for two of our three Battalia commander!! The remaining average commander, I gave to Paul (the Greek), that we would have at least a chance in the upcoming cavalry spectacle. The CinC I gave to Jack and Derek plus the other abysmal commander.
Then we advanced ... for piquet rules, very fast! But got bloody noses pretty much on all sides! The German cavalry did not break through, Jims Swiss came and slaughtered one Landsknechts block, so that they fled back to northern Bavaria. The Italian just fiddled around and we all were happy that they advanced in the end, which was easy as Barts troops were somewhat immobile.
But then my cunning cartagean tactic was paying off and with a flank attack from my Landsknechts the uncontrollable Swiss was sent home over the Alps, which has a serious effect on the French commander morale. Jim never recovered.
Then Paul (the Greek) who is famous for his cavalry attacks, reversed the left flank and sent the French Gendarmes d‘Ordonnance fleeing. A truly Alexandirian feat.
Then Bart woke up out of his coma and attacked the two funny Florentines who then set out to trouble him quite reasonably, very bad biscuits!
So in the end an astounding holy victory for the imperial troops, (if one decides to ignore the chippies in the funny coloured bags).
To quote classic standard from a SESWC member, All in all a very good game!
|The Italian section of the Habsburg battle line|
|The Centre with The Landsknecht Pike blocks|
|The deployment at the start, top row Imperialists, opposite the French|
|The French Gendarmes and Men-at-arms|
|The Imperial Cavalry flank|
|The Swiss (French) are coming! (fast!)|
|The clash of old enemies|
|The Imperial Gendarmes attack!|
|The Nürnberger Landsknecht Pike sent home by the French Swiss|
|The German Gendarmes have to take losses by the French|
|More Swiss attacking the Memminger Landsknechte|
|But then the Gendarmes d‘Oultremontagne sent the French home|
|Also the in the centre a reversal through a flank attack|
|Again the French cavalry in flight!|