Turn 12 continued as the Russians had been maneuvered out of the town, now mostly assembled on their former left flank. The Cossacks were almost cut off from the rest of the army by French Hussars and Dragoons that had pressed hard after crossing the river.
|The whole of the center, seen from the 'former' French side of the river.|
|The end of turn 12, Cossacks on the left, Dragoons on the right (in the shadows)|
|Italian gun line forms up.|
|Now truly cut off from the rest of the Russian army, these Cossacks would have to fight to survive|
|at long last the Russian Grenadier Guards were deploying into lines|
|Now with their new (correct) flags the Pavlov Grenadiers were looking dangerous in their own gun line|
|outclassed, even with blown horses, by Hussars and Dragoons these Cossacks were routed|
|even blown (the horse markers are in the foreground 'behind the units') the French horsemen were better than the Cossacks|
|The Army of Italy was set up with a new gun line firing into Russian positions|
|Final positions of the troops|
|Final score at turn 13, 9 Russian battalion/squadrons lost to 3 for the French|
Well perhaps not totally complete ... the Russians did manage to recapture that horse battery ... grumble, grumble.
I shall round out the post with some photos of the forces as they appeared at the end of the battle.
The town after all was done ...
The troops back in their drawers, ready to be packed away after a great day out in the Garden Wars!