|Nice bit of planking.|
|OHW 12: An Unfortunate Oversight|
|French poised to cross the river at two points|
|French infantry plus Mameluke general cross the bridge|
|French cavalry cross the ford (very old Hinchliffe figures)|
|Prussians block French advance on the left|
|View from French right - cavalry nearly at the hill.|
|Cuirassiers thankful they have backplates as well|
|Prussian infantry running away (for a bit anyway)|
|Prussian dragoons crash into repulsed Cuirassiers|
|Dragoons rout, infantry in square, what else could go wrong?|
|For the French left, the tide is about to turn.|
|It's hip to be square.|
In case you were wondering, the figures consisted of Airfix and Esci 20mm plastics (it's not often you see Airfix plastic Highland light infantry on the table), and for historical reasons (and because the plastics aren't finished yet) the French cavalry and generals were represented by some (very) old "25mm" Hinchliffe figures, painted sometime last century.
The rules were WRG 1685-1845, which are still simple and elegant. I don't know why people complain about the move sequence because we've never had trouble with it. The only thing I noticed however, was the command and control aspect of it, as I'd forgotten how older rule-sets such as these often allow units to shoot off all over the place, without the requirement to maintain battle lines and higher level cohesion. Nevertheless, they are still a serviceable set of rules which we will continue to use until we find something better.