The Austrian Avante Garde Division with Hussar Brigade arrive advancing along the southern narrow edge of the table.
The Allied French Support appears but due to losses in the Battle of Nivelle, it contains only one Chasseur unit but Emperor Phil with lucky dice throwing has sent his best cavalry General Murat.
Both armies begin to deploy, the Dutch and French extend their lines across the length of the battlefield whilst the Austrian Hussars move at full pelt in an attempt to get around the Dutch Allied right flank.
The British and Russian Allied reserves arrive on the board at the same time.
On the Dutch far left flank, Uhlan lancers prepare to charge a Dutch foot artillery battery.
The Austrian Hussars begin to circle around the Dutch Right flank.
The Dutch Cuirassiers are blocked from charging by an infantry unit that takes the full brunt of the hussar charge. Just in time the French Chasseurs and their herioc general appears on the flank.
The French Chasseurs ignoring the Austrian hussars threatening their front , charge into the flank of the hussars who in turn were charging the poor Dutch Infantry and rout the hussars, but in the process their general is tragically wounded and sadly (for me, that is) will not take any more part in the battle.
The Dutch allied cavalry seeking vengance charge the other two Austrian hussar units.
Meanwhile on the other side of the Dutch flank the Austrian uhlans charged the foot battery. The Artillery held firm and fired canister and the Austrian although taking a lot of casualties charged home but were forced to retreat after the artillery men put up stiff resistance. The cavalry fell back a short distance and the artillery reloaded their cannons with cannister ready to finish off the cavalry. But all of a sudden an artillery bombard hit them on the flank and forcing them to limber.
The Dutch Allied cavalry on the right flank again charge the Austrians.
The hussars are pushed back, but the Russian cuirassiers begin to go around the flank.
The Dutch center is being slowly pushed back by the Austrian Infantry with help from their British allies.
With the French Chasseurs gone and the Dutch cuirassiers floundering, the Dutch right flank is wide open.
The scores for the Players after two Battles is as follows
Low Countries 0
After the Battle the French chasseurs managed to rally and return in glory to their main army in France.
Unfortunately we didnt have time to play any more campaign turns but hopefully we should be able to finish of the 1805 campaign season this Friday at the club. Will keep you posted.