Jerry (wearing my hat) does some world-class pointing.
More Landwehr - this time occupying La Haye.
French cavalry clatter over the bridge to La Haye.
Blood is spilled on both sides.
All quiet in the centre, but in the distance there are moves aplenty.
The French rush the wood near St Amand...
...which goes surprisingly well.
La Haye soon fell...
...even as Blucher rushed forward reinforcements.
French cavalry watching from a safe distance.
The French soon had to repel a Prussian attack on La Haye
French troops in possession of St Amand
...while riflemen in the woods eliminated the Guard(!) artillery. Ouch.
A further French attack set out to deal with the riflemen...
...but stalled in mid-stream. Note, however the weakened garrison of Ligny near the bridges.
At this point the excitement proved too much and I forgot to take more photos. In short, the French seized Ligny and as the Prussians were unable to retake it the Emperor got his victory.
This was the hardest-fought C&C game we have played - and at 2 hours, by far the longest! When Blucher suggested 'best of three', the Emperor wearily muttered something in what may well have been his native Corsican. Loosely translated I think it was "no."