|Garden Wars game September 3, 2012|
Picking up the battle on turn 9, the Russian Guard had started to make its presence known, so the French were now going to have to get the victory or face an ever-increasing tide of Russians....
|The full field on turn 9|
In the center, the town was now in French hands, with a new 'gun line' planned and the Italian Guard were going to prepare that ground.
On the left, the French Light Cavalry were now faced by Russian Dragoons...
|The center was now dominated by the Army of Italy|
|Russian relief columns, Guard on the lower half, Dragoons to the upper left|
|Russian Guard Grenadiers, marching in columns to reach the town|
The French Light Cavalry, chasseurs and lancers did not hesitate, for they did not wish to be caught in flank or rear - they pressed the issue of dominance on the flank immediately.
|Russian Dragoons and French Chasseurs & Lancers facing off|
|French Lancers recoil to the river ... looking to rally|
|those Lancers never did rally ... the Dragoons took the captured artillery back!|
Meanwhile in the center, the Italian divisions were crossing the river in force now.
|Russian view of the coming hordes of the Army of Italy|
|Crossing the river in force, Italian Grenadiers and Guardsmen up close|
|A wider view of the crossings, with the Heavy Cavalry seen on the far left|
|pouring over the river - as seen from above|
|Pleased with progress, Eugene - Viceroy of Italy (in foreground) - watches the Army of Italy crossing|
Turn 10 consisted of a position consolidation.
The Army of Italy continued to press across the river and form a new line ... with spaces for artillery, which was now also in motion across the river.
|The town center was now being crossed in force by French troops|
|The Army of Italy was across the river, with a new battle line staked out ...|
|Russian Dragoons resting after capturing the artillery, the 'blown' horse can be seen in the rear of the unit.|
|Italian Grenadiers caught in line and enfilade by Russian Dragoons|
|Italian Grenadiers are crushed by Russian Dragoons, final score 11-6 : 5 casualties! The remainder of the unit fled the field.|
Even though the Division lost 1/2 of their number the Guardsmen remained with their artillery and continued to establish the new gun line.
|Army of Italy moves forward to new gun line positions, in the distance French Hussars can be seen driving deep into the Russian line of communication with their Cossacks|
|The field overview, Russians now turned out of the position|