Friday, March 2, 2012
Minister of War reports Franco-British Battle
A view of the French Left flank with the French and Swiss Guard up front.The French right flank is anchored on a small village, however fail to advance.The British right flank advanced attempting to maneuver around the French line.A Brigade of French Heavy Cavalry are moving to block the English right flank.On the British left flank, the Hanoverian Heavy Cavalry advance.The British Heavy Cavalry force the French Cavalry to retire. Having been roughly treated by British Infantry fire prior to being charged by the British Cavalry, they could not stand.Another view of the British advance on the right flank.The Hanoverian Cavalry prepare to attack on the left flank. The regiment on the left was shot to pieces by the French Infantry, but the regiment on the right caught a French Infantry Battalion in the flank destroying it. On a break through charge they were also able to see off a pesky artillery battery.The British right flank continue to envelop the French left. The French Cavalry are about to be forced back again.After a brilliant charge, the Hanoverian Cavalry are finally overwhelmed and forced to retire.The British right flank have really won the day!On the far left flank on the British line, the Hanoverian Guard Grenadiers made a magnificant stand. Despite multiple attacks, they maintained their morale and held their ground. They were clearly the best allied infantry unit and earned a battle ribbon for their courageous actions.