Saturday, April 30, 2011

Picton's battle ends

Picton's battle came to a clearcut conclusion today.  The French were overwhelming winners.  However, this should not be a surprise as the British were vastly outnumbered in infantry and had no cavalry to offset a brigade of French lancers.  None the less, it was a decisive victory.
On the last turn of the game, French skirmishers pulled off an upset when they pushed back the vaunted 95th Rifles on the right flank.

On the left, a battalion in line routed the last British battery.  This would leave the supporting infantry on that side of the field very vulnerable.

It was in the center, though, that the truly fatal blow was struck.  French lancers routed a Hanoverian battalion, which in turn forced a brigade moral check.  The result was that the entire Hanoverian force was forced off the table and the allied center was completely destroyed.

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