Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Battle of Alsfeld part II

On the far right of the Hesse-Boozewick line their numbers are being to turn the battle in their favor. The Crown Royal Garde zu Fuss and the Glenlivet Fusiliers managed to double up on a hapless French Battalion and exact heavy casualties. Meanwhile the Meyers Musketeers reengaged the same French unit and forced them back an additional several hundred paces.

Schenley's Musketeers can been seen pressing their assault on the village of Alsfeld. After an intense hand to hand fight, Schenley's Musketeers gain a firm foothold inside the village.

The French Artillery continue to pound Hesse-Boozewick infantry as the French Infantry press home their attack on Murphy's Musketeer. Although both sides sustained heavy casualties, the French forced poor Murphy's boys back several hundred paces.

A view of the second round of the cavalry battle as seen from behind the French line. Despite the gallantry of the Hesse-Boozewick Dragoons, both regiments were pushed back and sought refuge behind their infantry.

On the extreme right of the French line, the heavy brigade brace themselves for a charge of the Chivas Regal and Teacher's Cuirassiers. The Boozewick Cuirassiers quickly routed their French counterparts.

In the center of the battle line, the Boozewick Artillery begin to exact heavy punishment on the French Battery who were unable to defend themselves.

The Hesse-Boozewick Cuirassiers renew their attack on the French Heavy Cavalry and put them to flight again.

Sensing victory the Boozewick Dragoons rally and attack the stunned French Dragoons.

After a see-saw battle, Schenley's' Musketeers continued to hold their ground and push the French deeper into Alsfeld. The battle outside the village was a total Boozewick victory. The Crown Royal Garde zu Fuss overwhelmed and captured a French Battalion complete with it's flags. The French army sensing a complete rout began to retire from the field. Lord Calvert was content to hold the battlefield as his center was nearly broken by the continued vicious attacks of the French Infantry and artillery. All and all, a fine day's work!


justMike said...

Well done. The battle report was nicely presented, and the minis look terrific. His Majesty de St. Maurice is inclined to believe the wrong side won, but nevertheless a really nice presentation. - Mike

Die alte Aechzener said...

Very gorgeous indeed. The assault on Alzheim village looks like it must have been a desparate affair, I wouldn't have put money on it succeeding so well.

I'm also a little envious of the acres of space your cavalry have to play in, I always seem to overload my tables and constrict things too much.

Soldadets said...

Glad to know Goddess Fortune favoured the right side this time... :D

An excellent report indeed.

David said...

Yes, indeed, very good that the right side won! :-)

Splendid troops altogether...



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