Our scenario, named the Battle of Exeburg Hill, is a variation of Reinforcements in Defence No 15, which in our game had a Prussian rearguard on the main hill feature, about to be assaulted by a French main force. The reinforcements were the Austrians marching down the road from Exeburg to support their hard pressed Allies and prevent the hill from falling into French hands and thus undermining their overall defence in the area.
The scenario finds a Prussian rearguard defending the hill outside of Exeburg against a French force that has moved into position overnight to attack immediately at first light in an attempt to overwhelm the defenders before the Austrians can aid them.
|The Prussian defenders get a look at what's coming their way!|
|The road to Exeburg was looking a long way away.|
|The first Austrian brigade set to march, Cuirassiers.|
|The Prussian Cavalry, whose job was to keep the road to Exeburg open|
|Sound the Pas de Charge, "En Avant", "Vive L'Empereur"|
|Hold the Line|
|The French heavy cavalry brigade, three regiments of dragoons|
|The French close in on the hill as the artillery open fire|
|With the Austrians approaching, would the Prussians hold?|
|The French cavalry move to push the Prussians aside and close the road|
|The Austrian cavalry rode hard to support the Prussian line|
|The cavalry were closely followed by the infantry|
|The French and Prussians come to grips|
|Climax in the centre as battered French infantry fend off Austrian Uhlans|
|The Prussians resisted the first French wave, now braced themselves for the second|
|The cavalry battle on the flank became a seesaw affair with neither side able to get the upper hand|
The game ended with 10 Allied units occupying the hill against 8 French, thus ensuring they retained control and giving a marginal but none the less complete victory to the allies in what was a very hard fought contest.
|As the Austrians arrived in strength the battle came to a close|