Most of the figures were from the vast collection of Durham club stalwart Conrad, while Mike S brought his recently finished Dutch Brigade. I contributed a relatively trivial 400+ figures, mostly French.
Battle commenced at 1.00pm (1000 real time), ended at 8.30pm (1515 real time). As to what happened - read on!
The French right - some of Conrad's beautiful figures. I spotted some of Airfix's finest among the infantry.
The French left. Some of my line & light infantry (Supreme and ACTA) with Guard (Timpo) beyond.
Allied light cavalry.
British & KGL light troops.
British infantry - plenty of Airfix and Timpo here!
The French surge forward
British cavalry deploy to shore up the Allied left.
The Allied red line looking thinner by the minute
French heavy cavalry advance
French artillery bombard the Allies, while infantry advance
The Allied right having a relatively quiet time.
French columns closing on the Allied centre
French columns assaulting the Allied position with what appeared to be overwhelming force.
At around this point we paused for lunch. The Allies were under serious pressure but it was still anyone's game.