Last Wednesday I set up the next Command & Colours Napoleonics scenario - the Battle of the Rover Coa. John had a change of scene and commanded the French while Steve led the British. As usual this was played on my Hexon terrain while toys are from my accumulation of 15mm Napoleonics.
The initial set up, seen from the British side of the table...
...and again from the French side.
Infantry advances on the French left. This and all further photos are taken from the French left/British right.
The French heroically overran the British (actually Portuguese) field works. These turned out to be less of an obstacle than anyone had anticipated!
Infantry surges forward on the British right while the French press forward in the centre.
French infantry hunt down the remainder of Sharpe's chums.
Meanwhile on the French right, heroic (or stupid?) light cavalry charge the guns.
More dramatic cavalry action as the British heavies charge the French vanguard. Compare this photo with the 'after action' one below.
Casualties on both sides, but the cavalry didn't hang around.
Before the French can take a breather more cavalry (light this time) gets stuck in...
...and see off the French.