The first battle of the campaign is situated in the North of the map , the French Cavalry Brigade has taken the town of Neuchatel and have been reinforced by the towns people who have risen in support . Here we seen the positions of the forces at dawn on Day 3 of the campaign , the Prussians are to the right of the photo .
The French cavalry follow their orders from their C in C to only skirmish with the enemy before falling back . It is very interesting how the mentalities of my two generals have been altered by the campaign , troops that would have been thrown away in a one off game must be carefully nurtured
The Prussian artillery opens up on the French Lancers
The French Chasseures D Africa charge the Prussian Hussars causing casualties but then retire as the Prussian Infantry move up .
The Prussian C in C oversees the artillery fire . (the coins are to track the ammunition expenditure)
The French cavalry withdraw still under effective artillery fire .
The Prussian infantry move up to attack the village .
They come under fire from the towns people as the artillery starts shelling the village .
The Franc-Tireurs and the civilians man the barricades having been left in the lurch by the French cavalry .
The Prussians attack the village .
The defenders put up a stubborn resistance but are no match for the Prussians .
The Prussian flanking attack breaks into the village .
The French are forced back as the Prussians pour into the village over the barricades .
The survivors flee the village .
The Prussians set fire to the village and massacre any wounded enemy casualties .
The first battle of the campaign is a Prussian victory , so we must find out what happens in the next action in the South . Too be continued .........