Imperial Austrians and the Czarina's Russians battle it out in Eastern Europe.
Russ, Mark and myself had decided to give the 18th century a visit and dust down the PoW rules, which I don't think we have played for some time. We rolled for sides and I ended up on my own! I have several armies for the period but Russ and Mark opted for the mighty Russian army with its stalwart infantry and heavy artillery. They intended to use its power in defence as the cavalry component is light and under strength. They chose to fight the Austrian army, a good all round force with the option of a Croat light infantry division.
Russ was busy withstanding my main assault and Mark was unwilling to counter attack my cavalry and risk losing the hill to my fresh right wing cavalry. As a result I was lucky to secure a victory with an opportune attack!
A great game, well played by everyone and now leaving me wanting to play more! Ottomans, French, the Prussians of Frederick the Great, a British Allied army and even the much maligned and slightly incompetent Reichs Army are ready to take the field.