Dave is right.. I am the UAE for 11 days so away from 'equipment' David took loads of nice pics, they are on his blog and I am sure he could probably upload some in the forum here too if we're nice to him..
to continue the story...
Blucher is as always, somewhat partizan in his rose tinted view of Die Kinder..
they were initially outnumbered but in numerical terms the balance shifted somewhat on day 2 with 21+ Prussian battalions facing around 17 French (albeit the Guard did constitute 10 of those).
The Prusskies did fight well and the incident Ade Blucher Howe alludes to caused that unswerving Knight Errant of R2E(Le Toggy) to cry
"That's totally unrealistic!... these rules are ****!"
ok the last bit is an exaggeration but he was perplexed when the volley saw off his dragoons
The initial French attack had mixed success Gengoult's brigade
and the cavalry cleared the Prussian right flank (after the heroics of the Wunderkind) lleaving the flank of Gilly hanging in the breeze. Herbst
and his Berg regiment
secured the left flank and the Middle Guard
made heavy weather of breaking in but succeeded in doing so just as the rains came down.
The price from a French perspective was a divsion of cavalry and about a Brigade of infantry...
more on the game of two halves in the next and final instalment..