This was a game played using some home-brewed rules called ‘My Napoleonic Rules’, by Dave Hedges. Played in 18mm Napoleonics, based on a fictional encounter in Eastern Europe during the Spring of 1807, during the war of the fourth coalition.
|Thick fog sees all units and dummies positioned on the table using coloured counters.
|The destroyed bridge in front of Kabosnik
|French Order of Battle
|Russian Order of Battle
|First contact! Russian cavalry advance out of the fog and are met by rapidly redeploying French cuirassiers straight off the route of march.
|As the cavalry struggle continues on the French right flank, more Russians in the form of infantry and artillery loom out of the thinning fog and the French battalions form up in readiness to guard their crossings.
|As the French Chasseurs observe the Cossacks in the wood beyond, the heavies go to work with Klingenthals in hand and a grim determination to overcome.
|Lannes positions foot artillery on the heights of the south bank to help support his hard pressed troops
|French infantry attempts to withdraw as the struggle becomes general along the front.
|A desperate fight develops in front of the pontoon bridge crossing.
|More French infantry break off and head for the crossing as French cavalry wait their turn to cross
|Massed Russian guns add to the problems of the hard pressed French rearguard.
|The French rearguard around the left flank pontoon starts to give way after an heroic stand
|The fortress of Kabosnik
|The French cavalry, bowed but not beaten are taunted by Cossacks.