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Saturday, August 23, 2014

La Haye Sainte Black Powder Napoleonic's Game One

First Game with David Parente La Haye Sainte Full Size Napoleonics - Blunder Move Artillery

Rob Tuttle joined the French Side with a new player Calvin on the British side with David Parente

We divided La Haye Sainte into a 4 block BUA. Used reduced Musket and Rifle ranges and reduced movement for both cavalry and infantry, also Artillery. Murat and Ney were in command.


La Haye Sainte other terrain is just for asthetics


4 Brigades of French with a Battalion of Chasseurs of the Guard



The British Moving to resist the French Juggernaut


OOOPS the British Artillery Blunders attempting to re-position itself


The Blunder Move straight forward


The British Highlander commander in the Highland spirit
as he outflanked and enfiladed the Polish 3rd Battalion of line


Nasty Melee as Highlanders teach the French not to present a flank to an opponent
 (blame it on Ney not seeing the Highlanders for the tall corn)
 Quatra Brau all over again


Proper French Advance in the old way The British held for one turn and then well overwhelming force


Round Two of the Melee lucky for the Polish they disordered the Highlanders


Rob assaults Le Haye Sainte (2nd Blunder Move took part of the 95th Rifles off table for three turns)


Rob continues the Assault into La Haye Sainte with the 8th Legere
followed by the Polish 1st Battalion and Neu Chatel Battalion


The bloody fight as the Polish



Rob Tuttle - Commands the French Assault


David and Calvin contemplate the next British advance as the 
French Chassuers of the Guard retreated from the Broken Polish ROUT


French prpare to advance


The Highlanders are caught disordered by french Dragoons and the Chasseurs of the Old Guard




British support of La Haye Saint fails


Remains of British Brigade covering retreat of British Highlanders


Out flanked British Brigades


French crush the British left Flank but the Prussians are not far off
and Ney has expended the French Cavalry Reserve



The 95th and 60th rifles are out matched by the strength of french forces in La Haye Sainte assault


The Fight in La Haye Sainte Continues









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