This is the second action on Day 3 taking place in the south of the map . A small Prussian force of a Regiment of Dragoons are holding the bridge so that the Engineers can demolish it . Two Brigades of French Infantry are attempting to seize the bridge so they can push through towards their objective.
The Dragoons have built a small barricade to hold the bridge as the Engineers place explosives to destroy it . The Engineers had arrived during the night so I thought I would roll a D6 at the end of each move to see if the bridge was ready to blow up ( 6 on the first move, 5-6 next move etc.)
The first French Brigade moves up at dawn supported by a Mitrailleuse.
The French Infantry advance swiftly and come under fire from the Dragoons .
The Mitrailleuse gives supporting fire but does no damage .
The Chasseurs a Pied storm the barricade and slaughter the Dragoons .
They charge across the bridge ! , it was getting rather tense now as I rolled a dice at the end of each turn to see if the charges were in place . Have the French seized the bridge intact !? .
As they reach the other side the Prussian Engineer Officer sacrifices himself to detonate the bridge causing heavy casualties amongst the Chasseurs . A Prussian victory although a Pyrrhic one with the loss of the Dragoon Regiment , however the demolition of the bridge was one of the Prussian Game Objectives so that is 1-0 to them . In the next instalment I will give the situation at the end of Day 3 . Too be continued...........