An overview of the start of the battle , the Russian Cavalry Brigade in the foreground and the Infantry on the right.
The Russian Horse Artillery opens fire ! .
The British Light Cavalry move up to cover the right flank.
The Russians cavalry advance - rather slowly ! .
The Highland Brigade open fire on the Russian Infantry columns , this combined with the long range artillery fire from the British Artillery cause the leading Battalion to falter and then flee ! .
The Cossacks attack the Rifles and scatter them !
The British reinforcements arrive (on a lucky dice throw!) , the 55th Foot and the R.H.A. .
The R.H.A. reinforce the right flank of the Highlanders and open fire on the Russian Cossacks - driving them back with heavy casualties . The Highlanders fire shake the morale of the remaining Russian battalion , I have been testing out a Brigade Morale System (thought up by my wargaming colleagues 'A' and 'S' ) were Brigades have to test when there stamina drops to half - this resulted in the Brigade retiring from the table ! .
The 55th open fire on the remaining Russian Infantry , the Russian Cavalry Brigade stalls and refuses to move .
The Russian C in C views the debacle taking place - the remaining Infantry Brigade roll on the 'blunder' table (rolls a 12 on the Command roll) and retires two moves - off the table , leaving him only with the rather lacklustre cavalry ! - he signals the retreat ! . A British victory , due more to the bad luck of the Russians rather than any tactical brilliance on behalf of the Allies. I enjoyed this rather quirky game and the next up to paint is some Russian reinforcements in the shape of another artillery battery and some more riflemen.