Last weekend I was invited up to Charles Grant's to take part in a weekends gaming for a forthcoming book. My opponent for the day was to be John Dougan who would take command of the Austrians and I was to be Frederick!
We had been kept in the dark of the battle to be fought and upon arrival I was given briefing sheet etc. and the armies were deployed. Whilst I recalled the name of the battle I couldn't recall the details and neither could John so we both too to the field with no prior knowledge.
Because of the future publication I am not going to provide any details of the game or declare the outcome!!
The photographs below are all of the initial deployment and early moves so as not to give anything away. Suffice to say it was close fought and a cracking weekends gaming.
Charles and Liz , as usual, were excellent hosts and John a worthy opponent.
On to the pics.
The scene upon arrival the Austrians on the right - 14 battalions of Infantry, 5 1/2 Regiments of cavalry and 5 guns against 6 Battalions of Infantry, 5 1/2 Regiments of cavalry, 4 guns and some battalion guns ( to arrive in the centre Frederick and 8 battalions of Infantry)