You may recognise the name of the battle - it was the first of the scenarios in Charge!
For the game I assembled a selection of 54mm toys and four players to shove them around.
Tim C and Richard led the Elector's forces while John and Martin represented the Empire.
In brief, the Elector's forces had to deny the bridge to the enemy while trying to blow it up.
Above - the Electoral Army. Below - The Imperialists.
The field of battle. All 7x5 feet of it. (photo by Martin Rapier)
The Imperial cavalry set off at the trot...
...while the Elector's dragoons crept down the other flank.
The armies formed up and a brisk exchange of fire followed.
In the centre, Imperial infantry saw off (just) the Elector's dragoons
Electoral artillery laying down a barrage of (pretty ineffectual) fire.
...and got stuck in to the dragoons. The latter soon fled and the cuirassiers
chased them - never to be seen for the remainder of the game.
Endgame. The armies had fought themselves to a standstill. and an honourable draw was agreed. The Elector's sappers, meanwhile, had tired of dodging gunfire while carrying barrels of gunpowder and skulked off to the pub...(photo by Martin)
My thanks again to all of the players, and especially to Martin for the use of his photos.
The toys are mostly plastic figures by BMC, ACTA, Armies in Plastic and Imex. The senior officers on both sides are metal castings of unknown origin. Many of the plastics came from Portland Little Wars.