The French Regt. Orleans deploy into line .
The cavalry clash in the centre of the table .
The Prussian Hussars loose the melee and are dispersed by the Saxon Fri-Korp Hussars .
Allied reinforcements , the Brunswick Regiment Von Zastrow .
Voltaire gets a good view of the Allied artillery deploying ( apologies for the quality of some of these photos - the sun is shinning brilliantly outside !).
The French artillery deploy and fail to do much damage all the game ! .
The lines close and open fire on each other .
The Saxons suffer heavily from the combined fire of artillery , the Royal Irish and the lead company of the Regt. Von Zastrow , they fail their morale test and retire . Sadly at this point my camera batteries packed in and I could not record the last couple of moves . On move eight the Allies held the crossroads and so won the scenario I had set, although the French Regt. Orleans had not opened fire yet . Battles of the Ancient Regimes has two ground/game scales - I used the shorter one , perhaps if I had used the larger the units would have got into combat sooner and in eight moves the battle would have been more conclusive . I like the card activation for solo play and the rules are not complicated which helps keep the game flowing .