This battle was originally played between myself and 'A' last week , unfortunately my camera batteries ran out mid - battle . 'A' commanded the Piedmontese Army who's task was to stop the Papal force crossing the bridge and exiting the board . This he did in short order , I then decided to replay the game as the toys were on the table , here we see the Piedmontese force with Hodge overseeing their deployment .
Here we see the Papal troops move onto the table down the road , their progress was slow due to the poor command abilities of their generals .
The Piedmontese decide to counter attack and move forward.
The Piedmontese Lancieri Di Novara prepare to charge the enemy .
The Piedmontese Bersaglieri in skirmish order open fire on the Papal column - this caused much disorder and as the game was only going to last 8 moves this was not good for the attackers .
The first Papal Line Battalion forms into line .
Hodge takes command of the Piedmontese and orders an all out attack !.
The Bersaglieri roll a 'blunder' and advance on the second Papal Brigade who deploy and shoot them to ribbons ! , however this sacrifice holds the Papal forces up even further .
The Papal first Brigade form line and open fire on the enemy cavalry - time was running out for them to capture the bridge .
The Lancers charge home and are repulsed with heavy loses - but time had run out and the Piedmontese had held the bridge for required length of time . I used 'Black Powder' to play this game as I can easily remember the rules , in both games the Papal forces were let down by their command and were hampered by the skirmishing of the Piedmontese and never really got their act together .