|Ney in command at Geminoncourt Farm|
Sadly my own challenges included a call out to drive for the family, so the game was suspended early.
Then I had opportunity to do a game demonstration at my son's high school.
With four lab tables pushed together we had a fine battlefield.
|field as seen from Picton's left rear, Bossu Wood to the top center of the image|
|Anglo-Duch lines of Pciton, with Wellinton's command just behind Quatre-Bras|
|The French prepare to cross the stream|
|By turn six the situation had gone poorly for the French attackers|
|Jerome was stuck in the woods|
|Dutch units were standing firm in the face of French assaults|
|French units in Bossu wood were taking hits and not pressing forward|
|By turn nine the situation had further deteriorated, Bachelu had retreated his whole division and Pire was not able to pick up the slack. Picton's force was going to hold their ground.|
|Not all was perfect for the Anglo-Dutch though, as the Brunswick division had also retreated...|
|Picton had gone over to the attack to drive off Bachelu|
Then on Sunday 21 June, I did a game demonstration at the local farmer's market.
|smaller table, so only the center/right of the field was represented|
|Bachelu's Division charged into the woods in three columns|
|The Brusnwick force was deployed in a series of lines|
|The field on turn two as seen from the French left, Foy's division in the foreground|
|by turn five, the Brusnwick force was coming under attack on the flank, as the battalion covering the woods had fled the field, leaving a gap in the dark black line|
|on the French right, Bachelu had smashed through the woods and was now coming onto the flank of Picton's forces|
|the broken flank of the Brunswickers, their nerve gave way as the Duke of Brunswick rolled a "2" for the Division morale and they fled en-mass|
|by the end of the turn, Merlen's cavalry had also been pushed into action against Pire's lancers, half of the formation was gone and again a "2" was rolled ... again the result was a retreat from the field ... Wellington was running out of troops.|
|The center of the field, littered with dead men & horses|
|French battalions surged into Quatre Bras, long before any re-enforcement could come up|
Now only one more Quatre-Bras game is planned for this bi-centennial year at the InCon event in August.