I have now played through this game and offer the captioned photos below by way of a report. For consistency, I will refer to left and right from the French point of view. No bias - I tossed a coin to decide. As this was a solo game, I did move about a bit more than usual, so the photos are taken from a number of angles. The game was played on my Hexon terrain (see previous post http://megablitzandmore.blogspot.com/2011/03/corunna-1809.html for a photo of the initial setup), and used my 15mm toys.
|More British infantry. On a hill. Gosh.|
|Pigeon's eye view of the French centre advancing on Elvina. The chaps in the white shako covers are lights.|
The Brits have come down the hill to garrison Elvina while the French happily bombard it. Gen. Mermet can be seen bottom left.
Meanwhile on the right the French splash across the stream towards Piedralonge, led by local commanders Merle and DeLaborde.
|Some accurate musketry from the Brits in Elvina kills two bases of French lights.|
|Near Piedralonge more French light infantry die (two) while the survivors run off (the two flags - 1 hex retreat each).|
Despite casualties (and a dearth of suitable cards) the French press their attack on Elvina. The surviving British lights are seen off by the continued bombardment.
On the left a French Dragoon unit has lost 75% of it's strength in a protracted struggle with the Brits. That British infantry unit shouldn't be too cocky though... At this point in the game honours are even.
|The French have nearly cleared Elvina, but the British guns have finally made it on to the hill.|
|The British Line unit on the left is literally blown away by the French gunners.|
|The French right presses on.|
I am looking forward to playing this scenario again soon with 'real' players.