The battle starts off badly for the Helenyk forces as the enemy land a direct hit on the Naval M/G .
The War Correspondent Orson Wells is imbeded with the Volunteers of the 'Sportsman Rifles' .
The Sublime Porte infantry drive the local mountaineers of the summit and capture the hill .
Orson Wells comes under fire (he was to dine out on this incident many times over the coming years )
The 'Black Hand' and Garibaldi Volunteers recapture the hill , causing heavy casualties on the enemy .
However the moral of the 'Black Hand' breaks when they take casualties and they flee ! (count as 'wavering' and have to test moral at every casualty taken)
On the extreme right of the Helenyk line a cavalry melee breaks out which does not go well for the 'Green' Hussars .
The Sublime Porte still hold the hill but at a great cost as the 'Garibaldi' Volunteers open a accurate fire with their somewhat antiquated weapons . Part two to follow soon .......