The Battle of Colombey-Nouilly took place during the Prussian advance on Metz on 14 August 1870. The game was played at the Sheffield club using Martin Rapier's 6mm toys in late 2010. I can't really remember very much about the game, except that the Prussians had quite a hard time of it overcoming the dug in Frenchies, so I have captioned the photos as best I can.
|The lead Prussians arrive, but an entire French Division has taken position on the ridge line.|
|The Prussians deploy guns to support their attack.|
The lead Prussians are repulsed by morale failure (yellow counter) while the remaining French frantically try to dig in (green counters).
The French are subjected to (much) bombardment - a second Prussian regiment is just emerging from the woods on the left.
|More Prussians arrive to (hopefully) envelop the French.|
|Finally the French are looking a bit worse for wear!|
|An overview of the battle.|
|The Prussian advance resumes - a fresh division is formed up on the right.|
|The Prussians finally are in a position to make progress on the left....|
|...but French cavalry arrive to shore up the line.|
|The Prussians are poised to march on Metz.|