Both sides moved up and deployed their forces , the French Chasseurs D Africa charged the Prussian Dragoons , whilst the infantry opened fire on each other .
The Prussian's dice roll ! - bad news in any set of rules for their opponents .
Both sides caused high casualties , but the French lost and retired .
A French Cantinierie tends the wounded - I allow French units with a Cantinierie to re-roll one wounded dice . Messing about with photo shop to get that O.S. look.
The French cavalry retreat two moves distance and this forces the infantry to test their morale because of a flanking unit retiring - which they fail and fall back over the hill.
The Prussian Jaegers follow them up as two more Prussian infantry units arrive as reinforcements . (I was dicing for reinforcements and arrival point).
The French fail their rally test and fall back again taking more casualties from the pursuing Jaegers.
French reinforcements finally arrive .
An atmospheric close up of the French moving onto the table .
The Chasseurs De Pied have to take another morale test and failing it fall back again , things are not going well for the French today ! .
The Jaegers commanded by General Bratwurzte move forward in pursuit of the retreating French . Part two of the battle to follow .........