Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Austrian forces attempt to force the Grizneun Valley somewhere on the Border.
|Initial deployments. |
The Austrians en masse heading for the French Line of Communication.
Are the Grognards spread too thin?
|View from the church tower towards the Austrian Centre|
|Austrian Cuirassiers press forward|
|French Artillery opens fire|
|The French have found their range but the Austrian reply is off the mark|
|French Chasseurs mmove to meet the Cuirassier threat, hoping to delay the Austrian Advance|
|Recognising the Austrian weakness, |
The French 1st Division breaks cover aiming to threatening the Austrian Flank
|The Artillery duel continues. The Austrian Guns find their range|
|The Cuirassiers crest a small hill. The Chasseurs look vulnerable.|
|The action on the Austrian right flank develops|
|Cuirassier Brigade meets Chasseur Brigade. Surely only one outcome?|
|After a brief clash, the Chasseurs are well and truly beaten back|
|The French 2nd Division squares slow the advance of the Cuirassier Brigade|
|The Chasseurs swept aside, the Austrian Advance Guard seek to turn the French right flank |
and make a move for the line of commuincation in support of the Cuirassiers
|The French 1st Division engage the Austrian Lines and immediately blunt their bold advance|
|The Austrian manage only desultory fire before fleeing broken under the French weight of fire|
|Similarly in the centre the austrian find it difficult going aginst the French artillery|
|Having swept away the Light Cavalry the Cuirassiers regain some semblance of order|
and move to threaten the French Line of Command.
|The French 1st Division have turned the Austrian right and |
are rushing headlong for the rear of the Austrian Corps
|The French centre is emboldened and moves out to meet the Austrian centre|
|Despite threatening the French Line of Command, |
the Austrians have taken significant casulaties.
With the French moving around their rear they concede defeat.