The other day 'A' rang me say was I free for a game that afternoon , well I had nothing set up or planned so I reset some existing terrain and got out my O.S. FPW figures and set up a small game which would last eight moves . Then my camera battery died and so I am indebted to 'A' for taking the photos with his phones camera . He was the Prussians (nearest the camera) and I the French .
The scenario was to control a railway crossing in the centre of the table , but both initial forces arrive opposite each other on one flank . The cavalry were involved in a protracted melee and his advancing Jaegers were driven back by my Chasseurs De Pied and my artillery placed on the hill .
Having driven the Jeagers off, the Chasseurs De Pied took control of the objective , whilst the Jeagers rallied and took up a position to fire on the enemy.
'A's reinforcements arrived and advanced on the objective of the game .
Meanwhile my reinforcement came on and immediately came under fire from 'A's artillery , one unit took casualties and retired from the table the other one tested it's morale but rallied before it left the table .
My gun revenged my fleeing infantry by knocking out the Prussian gun and crew - in fact they were the French 'Man of the Match' hardly missing a shot (for once in their career).
The Prussian cavalry destroyed their French opponents and wheel around and charged the Chasseurs De Pied in the rear ! .
This was the last move and under Featherstone's rules troops charged in the rear have to throw a dice to see how they respond to the attack - I rolled a '1' - and they were 'cut down' - so 'A' won the battle on the last move . A good game at rather short notice ! .