However, I wanted to branch out with some cavalry and infantry action.
Hesse-Kassel Leibgarde Grenadier company
Ian as the French player saw my mixed allied force attack his town. His defences consisted of an old castle town with stone walls, though as he was to discover, there were a few gaps in his walls which the British Grenadiers tried to break through twice. The first move, Ian deployed his cavalry to try to push my attack out. This only destroyed my 17th Light Dragoons. My Highland brigade was initally affected but rallied. The Royal Artillery were able to grind down his force until they broke back into the town. The British Grenadiers on the right began to march into a gap which the French had left undefended. The French artillery then began a brisk fire on the German contingent. The German horse units then counter charged the French lines scattering the remaining French cavalry but were in turn cut down by musketry inside a covered gallery. The German and Royal Artillery then began to use their guns to seek and destroy the French guns. Meanwhile, the French counter attacked the British breach. The British then assualted the town gate and the gap but both attacks failed to drive back the French. By the end of the action, only one British gun remained, one French, and the British Infantry were decimated. The German troops had been valiant, but also suffered greatly. The French did pretty well. Good one Ian. Daddy needs to remember how to soften up a target first before an assualt.