The scenario can be found here, so I'll not bore you with too much of an introduction. Most of the photos are taken from the French left/Spanish right. Actually a fair chunk of each army was made up of Swiss mercenaries which we represented using a variety of Germans from the 'French Allies' box. The photo above shows the position early on. A unit of (French) Swiss has occupied the wood in the foreground.
The French soon sent forward a light cavalry unit...
...seen here being cheered on by the Swiss.
Meanwhile the (Spanish) Swiss stood by to welcome them.
The sherry-swilling Spaniards, Jerry and John.
And the garlic munching Frenchies, Peter and Martin
The cavalry charge actually went quite well - here can be seen the Swiss survivors trying to form a very small square...
On the other flank (the French right), Gen Chabert was leading his troops against the Spanish guns.
The cavalry having seen off one unit of (Spanish) Swiss, the other was soon engaged by some (French) Swiss.
A real grudge match ensued with a stunningly lucky dice roll eliminating the former.
Over on 'Gun Hill' (there's one in every game), Chabert's lads had seen off a host of enemies..
...but the Spaniards still had reserves of uncommitted units.
The failure of this last-ditch cavalry charge clinched a narrow (and unhistorical) victory for the French.
As with pretty well all the C&C games we've played, this was an entertaining and at times, tense encounter.