|Heroic death of Prince Louis Ferdinand in Saalfeld by Richard Knötel (Wikimedia Commons).|
Version One (11th ANF game, played 9th July 2011)
Saxon horse artillery stationed outside Saalfeld.
|Like their historical counterparts, von Bevilaqua’s Saxon brigade attacked towards Cröesten!|
At the same time Claparede’s infantry attacked the Prussian advance guard around Garnsdorf, supported by Trelliard’s hussars.
|The 17th légère (Claparede) come to grips with Rabenau’s advance guard around Garnsdorf.|
|Vedel's lead battalion (light infantry uniform, centre of photo) advance to hold off the Saxon's who have advanced beyond Cröesten to give the remainder of his brigade time to deploy (in foreground).|
I was surprised how enjoyable such a one-sided battle was as a game. It was a challenge as the Prusso-Saxon player to see how long you could hold off the inevitable. The pressure was on the French player to achieve a devastating victory. A scenario that was well worth playing and a fairly straight-forward game to use for the first outing of a set of rules (click to see our review of GdD).